Help for the Solomons

Dear Editor – In a recent letter to the Private Views column of your newspaper I read an article which, although overall was political in nature, it did mention the current plight of the National Referral Hospital when it said (quote) “see the current state of our National Referral Hospital where patients are without beds.…

Cervical cancer high on summit agenda

PACNEWS – PACIFIC Islands Forum Leaders are expected to make a strong political statement on addressing cervical cancer on women and girls in the Pacific, when they meet in Port Moresby next month. They will urge governments to take leadership and allocate adequate resources to address the increasing burden of cervical cancer in many Pacific…

Report says PNG debt levels rising

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Takwa primary school upgrade

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USPSI registration closes

STUDENTS who wish to take studies at the University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USPSI) Campus in Honiara have the last chance to register/enroll by Friday (today). This came after the University’s decision to extend its registration date until Friday 7th August. The one week extension is to permit late students to register for…

GPG, MPs meet to discuss issues

AS PART of pushing social and economic developments in Guadalcanal forward, eight Members of Parliament (MP) from the province and the Guadalcanal Provincial Government (GPG) have held two separate meetings. This was highlighted by Premier Bartholomew Vavanga on Monday during the celebration to mark Guadalcanal Province day. The event was held at Nguvia Catholic station…

‘Public-private sector partnership way forward’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government strongly believes a public –private sector partnership is a way forward to boost tourism industry in the country. He highlighted this when speaking before the Council of Tourism Ministers meeting yesterday at the second day of the meeting held at Heritage Park Hotel. “My…

No deal at tuna corp

SAN DIEGO & Brisbane, AUSTRALIA — South Pacific Tuna Company executives participating in the South Pacific Tuna Treaty negotiations this week in Brisbane, Australia, are reporting that at the conclusion of the three-day convening, the parties failed to reach an agreement that would renew the South Pacific Tuna Treaty. The 1987 treaty provides United States…

SWM participants visit prime sites

Counterpart participants from Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu attending the three days Solid Waste Management (SWM) workshop under J-PRISM sponsored for JICA yesterday visited prime sites in Honiara. Sites visited included St. Nicholas dchool, Panatina Valley Community and Ranadi landfill or dump site. The field trip to these sites was part of the…