SI Red Cross distributes more non-food items to quake-hit Makira

Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS) continues to distribute Non-Food Items (NFIs) to the affected communities in Makira province. This is following a dispatch of additional NFIs on Friday 4th January 2017. The NFIs, which comprised of Shelter kits, hygiene kits, Kitchen sets, linens, buckets and water containers, were shipped to Makira last fortnight to…

Saelea hits out at MAL abuse claim

The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has maintained that it has at all times ensures compliance with the requirements of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) and other subsidiary legislations which includes Financial Instructions (FI) that provides general procurement limits. Permanent Secretary Jimi Saelea made the clarification when responding to a front page article…

NEW THREAT

Public warned of deadly meningococcal meningitis disease Members of the public are urged to seek medical help as early as possible, especially in case of high fever. Health authorities issued the warning after two children passed away over the weekend. The two, a brother and sister from Malaita, experienced fever and rash before their deaths.…

Police commended for maintaining peace

Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has commended the Royal Solomon Islands Police for ensuring a safe and peaceful Solomon Islands throughout the 2016 Christmas-2017 New Year festive period. The commendation came after the Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, Frank Prendergast informed the Acting Prime Minister that police operations conducted during the festive…

Emergency supplies to Makira Province

UNICEF continues to support the current emergency response efforts to affected communities in Makira province with the provision of education, water and hygiene supplies, following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in early December 2016. These supplies are sufficient to meet the needs of 12,500 people and include 3000 pieces of hand washing soaps, 5000 water containers,…

Roderick Bay hosts visitors on Christmas

Roderick Bay Hideaway on Sand-fly passage in Gela, Central Islands Province has a double celebration as they received overseas guests on Christmas day with special treat. Welcomed by the peaceful Roderick Bay Hideaway environment, the French cruise boat L’Austral berthed on Sunday 25th with over 200 tourists to celebrate the festive season with villagers there. Roderick…

Kokonut Pacific Ltd scoops PM’s award

Kokonut Pacific Solomon Islands (KPSI) Limited has scooped the Prime Minister Business of the Year award during the fourth Business Excellence Award (BEA) night on Saturday at the Coral Sea Resort and Casino Hotel in Honiara. Well-known as the Pacific’s biggest producer of Direct Micro Expelled (DME) Extra Virgin Coconut Oil managing the value chain…