ESP roll-out continues 

The Government’s ESP Committee continues to progress the implementation of the ESP support program into the new year despite media reports about the fund. A statement from the Prime Ministers Office said, more than 2,000 applications have been approved so far and have received their support. The Committee confirmed that the process has begun with…

‘Plant and Play’ program for youths

MEMBER of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Ward 29 in Malaita plans to introduce an initiative known as ‘Plant and Play’ program this year. Felix Bosokuru stated this in a statement on Wednesday. The statement explained the ‘Plant and Play’ program is a new strategy that will be promoted by Ward 29 development committee for…

CBSI: Gov’t records $196m deficit

  THE government has recorded a deficit of $196 million in November following a $97 million deficit the previous month.  That’s according to the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) November report. The report stated this outcome mirrored an upsurge in the expenditure by 32% to $426 million and a 2% increase in total revenue…

Govt’s Facebook suspension 

The Government’s decision to suspend Facebook has both good and bad sides. Whilst it hinges on the rights of individuals, the government of the day has a right too to make decisions for the good of the nation.  Administrator for popular and one of the biggest Facebook forum groups in the country Benjamin Afuga told…

Solomon’s loss is Marshall Islands’ gain

By Hon. Peter Kenilorea Jr. MP East Are Are Chairman Foreign Relations Committee Firstly, I would like to offer my congratulations to Dr. Transform Aqorau on his new appointment as Legal Adviser to the Republic of Marshall Islands, as has been reported in the media.  As one of the many Solomon Islanders who have been inspired by…

NRH isolation wards under maintenance 

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) isolation ward is currently undergoing maintenance.  This was revealed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during his first nationwide address early this week.  Mr. Sogavare said that following the transfer of the remaining positive patients to the field hospital, the NRH isolation wards one and two are now undergone urgent maintenance…

No health services at Ughele clinic

UGHELE health centre in Rendova, Western Province is still without a registered nurse after the officer serving at the clinic left last year due to lack of a staff house. The clinic serves the entire community of Ughele and the surrounding communities. Lack of a staff house for nursing officers has been an ongoing issue…

BORDER THREAT

Border crossing still happening   REPORTS reaching this paper last night had it that people on both sides of the border are still crossing illegally despite the State of Public Emergency (SoPE) in Solomon Islands. This was reported by a local intel source from the Western Border. “As far as we know, I can confirm…