SOLMAT deployed to border

Solomon Islands Medical Assistance Team (SOLMAT) comprising of medical doctors, surveillance and contact tracing personals have again been deployed to the western border over the weekend. This is to support Western Provincial Health Emergency Operation Centre (PHEOC) to respond to potential entry and community transmission of COVID-19 at Komaliae village in the Shortland Islands, a…

MFMR, Malaita province sign deal 

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) and Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the provincial capital Auki, paving the way for the proposed Bina Harbour Processing Plant project to be implemented. Fisheries Minister Nestor Giro signed on behalf of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources while…

124 graduated from quarantine centre

THE 124 out of the 328 people who arrived last week and served their quarantine period at centres have already graduated from the centres, Monday. Those people includes local nationals who have just arrived as well as technical assistants and diplomatic officials who arrived following the two repatriation flights last week. Permanent Secretary of the…

Judgement for former MP’s case

FORMER Central Makira Member of Parliament (MP) accused of misusing more than $200,000 intended for his constituents in 2012 and 2013 will finally know his fate tomorrow. Hypolite Taremae had stood trial for two counts of conversion. His matter was listed yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi for judgement. Taeburi however called the prosecutor to…

New morgue needs attention

THE unhygienic environment in the newly built morgue at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) needs to be seriously looked into by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and responsible authorities. Reports received by this paper allegedly from doctors and other medical workers said that the appalling state of the morgue must not fall on…

Koloale wins pre-season 

KOLOALE women’s football team is the winner of the women’s pre-season tournament which ended over the weekend. Koloale was the dominant team in the group stage winning all matches in Group A while Police Blue led the Group B. They maintained their dominance in the tournament to reach the final and defeated a well organized…

DCGA commits to project

THE national government remains committed to the Bina Harbor tuna processing plant project regardless of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The assurance was made by the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) Nestor Ghiro during the singing of the MOU between the Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) and MFMR in Auki last week. Minister Ghiro said…

USP commits to 4th campus

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) has reiterated its commitment to build the USP 4th campus in Solomon Islands. This was announced by the USP Vice-Chancellor & President (VCP) Professor Pal Ahluwalia at an event marking the country’s 42nd independence day anniversary celebration at USP Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji. Reports reaching the paper said…