From Forest to Future: Donation Kelisuia’s Journey to Protect his Tribal Land DONATION Kelisuia is a 24-year-old from Namoku Village, Avuavu Ward, East Guadalcanal. Donation has eight siblings; he is the fifth born in the family. His village, Namoku, is one of the most remote villages in Guadalcanal. It is a small village with fewer than 20 families. Reaching Namoku is not for the... READ MORE Solomon Islands Calls for Enhanced Partnerships to Address Climate Crisis SOLOMON Islands emphasized the pressing need for strengthened global partnerships and increased climate finance to address the unique challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) during a high-level panel discussion on the margins of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in New York. Minister for National Planning... READ MORE Cocoa Farmers in Guadalcanal Receive Support from ADRA TWO cocoa farmers in North Guadalcanal and Northeast Guadalcanal received support from the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) through its Soul Cocoa Plus Livelihood Project (SCPLP) on Thursday, July 11, 2024. Project Officer for SCPLP, Reidly Harold, along with ADRA Logistic Officer Jack Fakaia and Communication, Monitoring, and Evaluation... READ MORE Forestry Rolls Out Monitoring and Compliance Checks THE Ministry of Forestry and Research has embarked on its 100 days priorities as mandated under the Government for National Unity and Transformation (GNUT) has kicked start with log export monitoring and compliance checks. The Ministry has been critized by the Finance Minister, Manasseh Sogavare on the floor of the... READ MORE Visale Community Trains for Disaster THE Divit Girls Rural Training Centre (DGRTC), owned and operated by the Catholic Church at Visale in West Guadalcanal, has delighted with a one-week Disaster Preparedness and Evacuation Centre Management (DPECM) training facilitated by the Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations (CANDO) consortium at their school. The DPECM training started on... READ MORE Cheroa Waste Management Revolutionizes Honiara with Eco-Friendly Solutions CHEROA Waste Management Services, a newly operated waste management company in Honiara, is enhancing its efforts to develop sustainable and eco-friendly waste disposal methods due to the increasing daily waste generation. Cheroa established its operations in 2023 to address the growing waste crisis in the Solomon Islands. Their focus is... READ MORE CANDO Improves Church Facilities with Proper Sanitation AGENCIES Network Disaster Operations is undertaking retrofitting work in targeted communities across four provinces: Guadalcanal, Western, Malaita, Choiseul, Makira, and Central Island Provinces. This initiative is part of the Disaster READY program, funded by the Australian government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). As part of their disaster... READ MORE Minister Wasi Announces Key Priorities to Unlock Agriculture’s Full Potential  THE Honourable Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Franklyn Derek Wasi has outlined top priorities he plans to achieve with the support of his staff during his tenure in office to boost the development of agriculture sector in the country. Hon. Minister Wasi said the essential priorities... READ MORE Dr Aqorau Calls for Coconut Industry Proactive and Resilience Measures BY JOY OFASIA DR. Transform Aqorau, Vice Chancellor of Solomon Islands National University, highlighted the need to economically protect the Solomon Islands and other Pacific Islands’ coconut industries during the Coconut Pest Conference 2024. The four-day Coconut Pest Conference is currently underway at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Fisheries Lecture... READ MORE Minister Wasi Pushes to Revive Cocoa Industry Prioritizes $5 million funding to support local cocoa farmers and buyers to rejuvenate the industry The new Honourable Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Franklyn Derek Wasi says he is pushing for the availability of more funds to revitalize the cocoa industry. Early this week the ministry through... READ MORE Tulagi Township Celebrates Opening of First Public Toilet Facility BY CHRIS ALEX THE Tulagi Public Toilet Facility was officially opened on Wednesday, 26th, in a brief but significant ceremony. The event saw the attendance of the Premier for Central Province, the Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Tulagi and Minister of Culture & Tourism, Communication & Civil Aviation, Hon. Michael Salini,... READ MORE SIMA to Upgrade Maritime College and Improve Education Training BY JOY OFASIA THE Solomon Islands Maritime Authority has announced plans to modernize the Solomon Islands National University Maritime College facilities in an effort to improve the training and education given to maritime students. The Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Maritime College, located at Ranadi, east of Honiara, is known for... READ MORE Safety of Seafarers is Most Paramount Say Captain Diana Hill BY JOY OFASIA SAFETY is the most important and paramount obligation of every seafarer, said Captain Diana Hill Su'ulisau, speaking on behalf of the seafarers in the Solomon Islands maritime industry. Captain Hill has spoken out at the Day of the Seafarer celebration 2024 in Honiara about the importance of prioritizing... READ MORE New Honiara Central Market Extension to Open Next Month THE new Western Extension of the Honiara’s Central Market will be completed next month, creating undercover space for 100 vendors. Local workers have been busy installing the large roof and are now finishing the concrete bench tables and other works in time for the opening. Australia is partnering with Honiara City... READ MORE Solomon Islands Owes Seafarers a Debt of Gratitude BY JOHN HOUANIHAU SOLOMON Islands Deputy Prime Minister Bradly Tovosia declared the annual Day of the Seafarer celebration at the Marine School in Honiara a significant occasion to acknowledge the significant contributions of seafarers. Deputy Prime Minister Bradly Tovosia stressed the significance of the Day of the Seafarers in recognizing and... READ MORE 2024 International Seafarers Day Celebrated in Honiara BY JOHN HOUANIHAU CHIEF Engineer Gabriel Hikuhanimae of the Maritime College of Solomon Islands National University has expressed gratitude to partners for hosting the 2024 International Seafarers Day yesterday at the SINU Marine School in East Honiara. The theme for this year’s event – Our Seafaring Future - values the contributions... READ MORE Azarinnah Zolela Set to Showcase at Miss Solomon 2024 AZARINNAH Zolela Stevens, a 20-year-old student from Vella La Vella in Western province, has been chosen to represent the Solomon Islands Climate Action Network (SICAN) as Miss SICAN in 2024. Stevens is a 7th form USP foundation science student at King George VI National High and pledges to advocate for... READ MORE MP Temahua Calls for Improve Water Access in West New Georgia and Vona Vona BY JOHN HOUANIHAU MEMBER of Parliament for West New Georgia and Vona Vona constituency, Hon. George Temahua, has called on the Government for National Unity and Transformation to step in and resolve the continuous issue of inadequate water supply in his constituency in Western Province. During the recent sine die motion... READ MORE Seaweed Farming, a Potential for West New Georgia-Vona Vona BY JOHN HOUANIHAU THE West New Georgia-Vona Vona Constituency Member of Parliament, Hon. George Temahua, has emphasized the potential of seaweed cultivation, especially for his constituents in the Western province. During the recent sine die motion in Parliament, Hon. George Temahua expressed hope and desire for seaweed farming as a possible... READ MORE MP Nestor Giro Donates Truck to Pamahima Landowners Association BY CHRIS ALEX THE Pamahima Landowners Association has received a three-ton truck donation from Hon. Nestor Giro, the Member of Parliament for Central Makira Constituency. The official donation of the vehicle is seen as a major step towards enhancing conservation efforts and advancing sustainable development in the central region of Makira.... READ MORE
From Forest to Future: Donation Kelisuia’s Journey to Protect his Tribal Land

From Forest to Future: Donation Kelisuia’s Journey to Protect his Tribal Land

Editor’s DeskJul 17, 20245 min read

DONATION Kelisuia is a 24-year-old from Namoku Village, Avuavu Ward, East Guadalcanal. Donation has eight siblings; he is the fifth born in the family. His village, Namoku, is one of the most remote villages in Guadalcanal. It is a small village with fewer than 20 families. Reaching Namoku is not for the fainthearted. One can board a truck from Honiara to Aola, head inland to Veranahola, and sleep at Bubunuhu…

Solomon Islands Calls for Enhanced Partnerships to Address Climate Crisis

Solomon Islands Calls for Enhanced Partnerships to Address Climate Crisis

Editor’s DeskJul 17, 20243 min read

SOLOMON Islands emphasized the pressing need for strengthened global partnerships and increased climate finance to address the unique challenges faced by Small Island Developing States (SIDS) during a high-level panel discussion on the margins of the High-Level Political Forum on…

Cocoa Farmers in Guadalcanal Receive Support from ADRA

Cocoa Farmers in Guadalcanal Receive Support from ADRA

Editor’s DeskJul 12, 20242 min read

TWO cocoa farmers in North Guadalcanal and Northeast Guadalcanal received support from the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) through its Soul Cocoa Plus Livelihood Project (SCPLP) on Thursday, July 11, 2024. Project Officer for SCPLP, Reidly Harold, along with…

Forestry Rolls Out Monitoring and Compliance Checks

Forestry Rolls Out Monitoring and Compliance Checks

Editor’s DeskJul 12, 20244 min read

THE Ministry of Forestry and Research has embarked on its 100 days priorities as mandated under the Government for National Unity and Transformation (GNUT) has kicked start with log export monitoring and compliance checks. The Ministry has been critized by…

Visale Community Trains for Disaster

Visale Community Trains for Disaster

Editor’s DeskJul 11, 20244 min read

THE Divit Girls Rural Training Centre (DGRTC), owned and operated by the Catholic Church at Visale in West Guadalcanal, has delighted with a one-week Disaster Preparedness and Evacuation Centre Management (DPECM) training facilitated by the Church Agencies Network Disaster Operations…

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