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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    World Bank will not support Kava farming

    The World Bank which will provide funding and technical assistance towards agriculture and livestock projects in three Provinces of Solomon Islands will not support Kava farming. This was revealed in a consultative meeting in Kira...

    Surviving the Weather Coast’s ‘hungry times’

    BY JARED KOLI ON a steep slope overlooking the treacherous Solomon seas, a lone figure sits under a tree staring into the distance, the shade from a nearby tree offers a cool respite from Harrison...

    Kava opportunities as price spikes in Australia

    By Brian Lezutuni Australians, Pacifika people living in Australia, are being forced to pay as much as SBD $2107 ($350 AUD) for a kilogram of impure kava from black market sales of the product. With reduced...

    First things first – Cassava

    MELBOURNE-BASED Vinay Reddy, Managing Director of Vinay’s Food, has been buying cassava from Varivao Holdings Ltd since 2019 and has so far received seven containers of yellow cassava from Solomon Islands.  And he wants more. So...

    Copra producer cries foul

    By EDDIE OSIFELO ONE farmer who brought his seven copra bags to sell to Solomon Islands Commodities Private Ltd in Honiara has complaint on the tare of 1.5 kilogram per bag. Rex Suriga raised this issue...

    Solo on top 3 in Australia

    SOLOMON Islands is now one of the top 3 countries, after Vanuatu and Tonga, on the number of workers arriving in Australia since the restart of the Seasonal Workers Programme (SWP) and the Pacific...

    Winrock holds session with Malaita Public Accounts Committee

    BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under the Malaita Provincial Assembly held an information sharing session with Winrock SCALE-NRM Deputy Chief of Party, Dr Morgan Wairiu last week in Auki. PAC chairman, and MPA...

    Good news for SI seasonal workers

    BY BEN BILUAGizo AUSTRALIA is committed to keeping the doors open for Pacific seasonal workers and to ensuring conditions for workers arriving from Asia on new visa schemes match those of Pacific workers. Australia's Minister for...

    Fresh cassava export set

    BY CHARLES KADAMANA A community based leading exporter Varivao Holdings Limited is set to export 14.480Metric tons of frozen yellow cassava worth more than SBD $110,000 to Melbourne Australia. The consignment of yellow cassava has been...

    US-Winrock to begin awareness in Malaita

    BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI THE US-funded Winrock SCALE-NRM programme in Malaita province will begin its awareness to communities next week. First up is East Malaita. A one and half week awareness programme has been set and a team...