COVID-19 DOSES ARRIVE FRIDAY

THE first batches of the 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca are expected to arrive in the country this week. That’s according to Dr. Gregory Jilini Deputy Secretary of Health Care at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services during the fort-nightly talk-back-show over the national broadcaster yesterday. “The first batch of the 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca…

APTC excited to partner with SINYC 

The Australian Government’s Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is excited to be working towards a partnership with the Solomon Islands National Youth Congress (SINYC).  This was revealed in a statement from APTC.  “APTC is excited to be working towards a partnership with the Solomon Islands National Youth Congress as the peak body representing young people’s…

WHY BECHE-DE-MER BAN IS NECESSARY

The current nation-wide ban imposed on beche-de-mer harvesting is necessary to control over-harvesting of the marine product. A statement from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources on Friday highlighted that export data and stock assessments have shown that low-value species and under-sized products dominate the export volume, which indicated over-harvesting. Data have shown that…