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    Food hotline open during lockdown

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA Food will be available for families who need food during lockdown. The ministry of agriculture (MAL) has been assigned to make sure this service is available during the 36-hour lockdown which starts 6pm...

    ‘Thank you Australia’

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    Wale urges gov’t to forego processing costs for seasonal work following intake increase Leader of the Opposition Matthew Wale acknowledges and thanks the Government and People of Australia for their continued support to the Pacific...

    Kava opportunities as price spikes in Australia

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    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...

    Phama Plus partners promote products, Auki

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    BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI MARKET Access working partners or company members of Pacific Horticulture and Agricultural Marketing Access (Phama) Plus programme have promoted their products in Auki, Malaita province. The partners are Solomon Tropical Product (STP), Kokonut...

    Mother’s courage in the face of a COVID induced economy

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    BY BEN BILUA Gizo SHE withstands the heat, the dust and with her body stretched to the limit, she keeps going to provide for her family. This is the story of 36-year-old, Rose Oli who fought against...

    Surviving the Weather Coast’s ‘hungry times’

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    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...

    Seasonal work for us in Aussie under threat

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo Red tape and a new seasonal work visa for people from Asian nations are threatening opportunities for Solomon Islanders to work in Australia. In June, Australian agriculture Minister David Littleproud, announced a new...

    No discrimination at Gizo Market: Maeta

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo THE Market Manager of Gizo Market has warned vendors that discrimination is not allowed at the market. He made the call following his administration’s decision to allow vendors to sell cooked food at...

    Bellona organic farmer in Honiara to promote harvest

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    BY JARED KOLI Motivated by the healthy growth and harvest of his organically grown variety of cabbages, Mr Bix Paul travels more than 200 kilometres from Bellona in the far south-eastern province of Renbell to...

    First things first – Cassava

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    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...