Environment

Solomon, nesting site for turtle

BY JOHN HOUANIHAU The Solomon Islands is considered one of the main nesting sites for Marine Turtles in the western Pacific Ocean according to the recently launched National Plan of Action for Marine Turtles (NPOA) 2023 -2027. Based on the…

HUMANS THREATEN GARDENS

Humans-biggest threat to botanical garden BY JOHN HOUANIHAU While efforts have been ongoing to protect and serve guard the Botanical Garden people have been the biggest threat to the important site. “The Botanical Garden is currently the largest green space…

PLASTIC-FREE CHAMPION

Gizo enjoying a clean, sustainable environment 5 years ahead of Honiara on single-use plastics BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO GIZO, the capital of the tourism hub province of Solomon Islands is well into enjoying a single-use plastic-free environment. Honiara is still…

HIGH SWELLS

-Low-lying communities across country report unprecedented sea water inundation -Makira communities hit hard, survivors share experience BY JENNIFER KUSAPA A series of high swells is causing havoc in low-lying coastal areas and atolls across the country facing the northern side…

LOGGING ROW

-Choiseul gov’t and landowning tribe decry operations by company without provincial business licence -Company says its actions based on ‘verbal agreement’ BY IRWIN ANGIKI A logging company has landed and is operating in South Choiseul without any business licence from…

$150M FOR CLIMATE RESILIENCE

Solomons to get assistance from UNDP, WHO, GEF project Solomon Islands stands to benefit from a USD17.85 million (about SBD 150 million) project to support climate resilient health systems. The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations Development Programme…