25 Jul 2007

Niue gives 8,000 US dollars to Solomon Islands

10:22 am on 25 July 2007

Niue has given 8,000 US dollars to Solomon Islands in aid for the earthquake and tsunami-hit people of the Western and Choiseul provinces.

Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare yesterday received the cheque from Niue's associate Police Minister, Organ Viliko.

Mr Viliko expressed the sympathy of the government and people of Niue for the lives lost in the calamity and the destruction it left behind in April.

He said Niue had its own financial problems but wanted to donate something as a symbol of empathy for the people affected by the disaster.