EPLD alumni mourns passing of former chair

Solomon Islands Alumni members of the Emerging Pacific Leaders Dialogue (EPLD) and the Commonwealth Study Conferences (CSC) are mourning the passing away of one of its senior members Sir Paul Tovua. Sir Paul died in Honiara on Friday 5th February 2021. He was the chair of the Solomon Islands EPLD 2010 local organizing committee. Under…

PM hails donor partners 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has applauded the support rendered by its donors and partners to the country. In his nationwide address Monday, PM said the Government remains very grateful for the support from its donors and partners, especially to the ministry of health that leads our fight against COVID-19. He said since his last…

COVID-19 Vaccine 

AstraZeneca vaccine replaces Pfizer   SOLOMON Islands has missed out on the Pfizer Vaccines for 0.25% of our population but there is still hope as Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare assures the country in his nationwide address, Monday. He said that despite missing out on the Pfizer Vaccines for 0.25% of our population, he is pleased…

More fishing devices for communities in Malaita

THE Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) is expected to deliver more Fishing Aggregate Device (FAD) projects to coastal communities in the province this year. This comes after the Malaita Provincial Government has funded seven (7) FAD projects coastal communities in Malaita through the Malaita Provincial Fisheries office. Malaita Province Government Senior Fisheries officer Mathew Isihanua stated…

Malaita student remains negative 

THE student that was brought back from Malaita Province who is now at the Field Hospital is still tested negative to date. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has confirmed this in his nationwide address. PM Sogavare has also confirmed that the 31 tests that were collected in the village where the student stayed were all tested…

Govt recruitment on hold

New recruitments into the public service sector had been freezed effective as of January 1, 2021. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Public Service, Nego Sisiolo, in a statement issued by the Government Communication Unit. In a notice to all government ministries, he said; “as one of the critical preconditions to act on…

40 students in Manila yet to be repatriated 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the government is planning to bring back the remaining 40 students in Manila, Philippines. When addressing the nation yesterday he said; as highlighted from his 25th January address the flight that arrived on Sunday night was the last scheduled repatriation flight. “However, as of a result of about 40…

Court to rule on Dettke’s traffic case

THE court will this afternoon rule on an application made to withdraw the traffic charge against Member of Parliament (MP) for Northwest Guadalcanal Bodo Dettke. Dettke is facing one count of careless and inconsiderate driving in relation to a traffic incident on 8 August 2020 opposite the Central Honiara Market. His lawyer had previously made…

Late Sir Paul to Lay In-State

AN ‘Official’ funeral will be accorded to the body of the late Statesman, Sir Paul Joseph Tovua, KCMG, OBE, and CSI, one of the founding fathers of the country, Tuesday. A statement issued by the Government Communication Unit said, yesterday the body of Late Sir Tovua will be transported from the mortuary at the National…

Students terminated

A GOOD number of continuing government-sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) campus in Laucala, Suva, Fiji have been terminated. This was for failing all their four units in the second semester of 2020. Director of Training under the Solomon Islands Tertiary Education Skills Authority (SITESA) within the Ministry of Education…