VAX POLICY PROBED

Cr Ngati: What’s next for Vaccination Policy victims? COUNCILLOR for Honiara City’s Vura Ward, Reginald Ngati has probed the government on what it is planning next for the victims of its ‘No Jab, No Job or No Jab, No School Policy’. It is understood that hundreds of public servants were forced to quit their employment…

Jerry Allen new U19 coach

JERRY Allen has been appointed head coach of the Solomon Islands U-19 national team for the upcoming OFC U-19 Championship to be hosted in Samoa in August this year. Allen has a wealth of coaching experience with Hekari United in Papua New Guinea, Marist FC and recently coached Honiara City in the Telekom S-League for…

Tapping into $1 Trillion Global Outsourcing Services Sector Can Provide Fiji with Climate-Resilient Source of Jobs and Growth

SUVA, Fiji, May 4, 2022 – The development of outsourcing services (OS) could see Fiji tap into a global market estimated to be worth almost $1 trillion (FJ$2.1 trillion) while providing the economy with a climate-resilient source of growth and inclusive jobs, according to a new World Bank Group report. The Fiji Country Private Sector Diagnostic (CPSD)…

Education funding on international bench mark

THE educational funding by the national government in the country is within the international benchmark of 15 to 20 per cent of public expenditure. Speaking in Parliament on Tuesday Minister of Education and Human Resources Development Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada said the ministry needs to strengthen a more sustainable public financing of education. She said since…

Direct discharge of cyanide

Dear Editor, THIS statement is made in response to the Gold Ridge Mining Ltd public statements made by the company’s CEO as reported in your papers in March 2022 editions regarding approvals surrounding GRML’s Direct Discharge of Cyanide containing mine waste into the surrounding environment. The chairman of Kolobisi Tailing Dams Association (KTDA) and Matapono…

PM hits out at ‘Backyard’ brand

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare calls on foreign countries, institutions and organizations to stop labelling Solomon Islands and other Pacific Islands nations as their ‘backyard’. He expressed this in Parliament on Tuesday to wind up the motion to acknowledge the speech from the throne by His Excellency Governor General Sir David Vunagi. He said the term ‘Backyard’ is very insulating and disrespectful. He highlighted…