World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Burns Creek Area Receives Love Gifts From Taiwan

Burns Creek Community Receives Love Gifts From Taiwan

The Burns Creek Community in the eastern outskirts of Honiara yesterday received a 'donation of love gifts' from the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Taiwanese Technical Mission (TTM) in Honiara.

The gifts included eight piglets, 10 bags of pig-feed, 30 bags of cement, 500kg of sweet potatoes, 300kg of pumpkins, 80 pieces of used iron sheets, 100 pieces of used timber, 5kg of nails, 5 pieces of hammer and 100 footballs.

They were handed over to the community in a presentation ceremony witnessed by the MP for East Honiara and Minister for Public Service, Mr Charles Dausabea, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock, Mr Severino Nuaiasi, Commissioner of Police, Mr Jahir Khan and the Deputy Commissioners of Police, Mr Peter Marshall and Mr Walter Kola and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr Johnson Siapu.

ROC Ambassador, His Excellency George Chan told the community and the guests at the occasion that the donation symbolized 'a seed of hope' for a bright future for the recipients.

Ambassador Chan said the TTM started assisting the Burns Creek Community in pig and vegetable farming after the Commissioner of Police, Mr Khan invited him for a meeting with the community leaders in September following incidents of theft on the Taiwanese Technical Mission farm by youths from the community.

He said after a good hard talk with the community leaders, he pledged to assist their community in pig and vegetable farming if their youths stopped invading the TTM farm and the leaders agreed to that condition.

The Ambassador said for the past few months technicians from the TTM started their assistance to the community and it was an exciting experience for both parties.

"We are so pleased that the BBC (Burns Creek Community) responded to our proposal with a positive attitude and today we witness the sweet result.

"Satisfactorily our dream for this community has come true, as some farmers have sold corns from their farms to TTM to produce into pig-feed ...," he said.

Ambassador Chan said Taiwan's help is geared towards helping Solomon Islanders to be self-reliant rather than aid-dependent.


More: Latest World News | Top World News | World Digest | Archives

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Gordon Campbell: Is This Guy The World’s Most Dangerous Thirtysomething?

Saudi Arabia has long been regarded as a pillar of stability in the Middle East, and is the essential caterer to the West’s fossil fuel needs. It is also the country that gave us Osama Bin Laden, al Qaeda, and 15 of the 19 terrorists who carried out the 9/11 attacks... More>>


Non-Binding Postal Vote: Australia Says Yes To Same Sex Marriage

Binoy Kampmark: Out of 150 federal seats, 133 registered affirmative totals in returning their response to the question “Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry?”. More>>


Bonn Climate Change Conference: Protecting Health In Small Island States

The vision is that, by 2030, all Small Island Developing States will have health systems that are resilient to climate change and countries around the world will be reducing their carbon emissions both to protect the most vulnerable from climate risks and deliver large health benefits in carbon-emitting countries. More>>


Camp Shut Down: Refugees Must Be Rescued From Manus

On 31st October 2017, the detention centre on Manus Island in which the Australian Government has been holding more than 700 refugees was closed, leaving those living there in a desperate situation. More>>



Rohingya Muslims Massacred: Restrictions On Aid Put 1000s At Risk

Amnesty: The Myanmar authorities’ restrictions on international aid in Rakhine state is putting tens of thousands of lives at risk in a region where mainly Rohingya people are already suffering horrific abuses from a disproportionate military campaign. More>>