To'abaita Authority for Research & Development (TARD)

[P.O Box 13, Honiara, Solomon Islands/ Email: Tel:+677 7424025]

Welcome to the TARD Homepage...{Sore lea tale oe uri fula lamu mai la biu ne'e TARD}...TARD is To'abaita's rural voice on the web

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Fiji interim government grieves with Solomon tsunami victims as it extends a cash grant of SBD$100,000

The Fiji interim government has provided FJD$25,000 (around SBD$100,000) in assistance to the Solomon Islands following the tsunami tragedy on Monday.

Interim Prime Minister, Commander Voreqe Bainimarama said Fiji stands ready to help its neighbours in times of need.

"Fiji is deeply saddened and shares grief with Solomon Islands given the loss of lives and damage to property which resulted from the tsunami tragedy. It is in this hour of need, Fiji is extending a cash grant of FJD$25,000 to help the Government of Solomon Islands cater for relief assistance to the affected people. We pray that they are able to recover quickly from this ordeal."

Commodore Bainimarama said that Fiji and Solomon Islands have very close historical, cultural, economic and trade ties.

"We work very closely bilaterally, regionally as well as internationally," he said.

"Whilst we have our own share of natural disasters by way of the recent floods here, we cannot ignore the plight of our neighbours, who have been going through equally difficult times," Mr Bainimarama said.

Meanwhile, the Fiji Red Cross yesterday donated FJD$1000 (~SBD$4,000) to the Solomon Islands Red Cross to assist them with their immediate relief efforts in the wake of the devastating tsunami.

A statement from the Fiji Red Cross said it extended its sympathies and consolation to the families of those who had lost their lives in the disaster.

Source: Fiji Times

Copyright©2006-2010 To'abaita Authority for Research and Development (TARD). All rights reserved