Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Cyclone Pam also North of Vanuatu

Temotu authorities have received reports of damages in Reef Islands, Tikopia and Anuta.

“According to reports we received from Reefs islands over the weekend all food gardens and food trees were all blown away and destroyed by the heavy rain and strong wind.

 “Most of the people only have very little food supply which will last them this week. In two weeks’ time they should run out of food because all their food gardens and food trees were damaged,” Mr Tego said.

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Monday, February 10, 2014

World vision - one year on

World Vision implemented relief and long term recovery projects to help the families get their lives back to normal. Projects focus on children’s development, providing access to clean water and improved hygiene, and establishing an Emergency Radio project.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Lomlom airport

From Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corp. Minister Folatalu told Parliament, Lomlom Airport has been completed and is proposed to be officially opened in January 2014.

In June 2013 from the Solomon Star:
New airport: Lomlom, in Temotu province, one of the Reef Islands.

See also (translate from Italian): http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomlom

Still no sign yet of FlySolomons flights to there.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Under-water mineral exploration

ABC Background Briefing Program - DEEP SEA MINING
Reporter: Ann Arnold
A project to dig minerals from the sea bed off Papua New Guinea could signal a new era of mining in the world’s most remote and least understood environment, the deep sea.

Mining companies are excited, ecologists are worried, and struggling island nations are watching with interest.
See ABC - October 2013

Back in December 2012 the Solomons Islands deputy prime minister Manasseh Maelanga has appealed to resource owners not to support under-water mineral exploration.
Radio New Zealand International
rnzi.com/pages/news.php?op=read&id=72908 and
Solomon Star News


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