Call to reinstate nursing body

OPPOSITION Leader has appealed to the government to reinstate the Solomon Islands Nursing Association (SINA) by revoking its decision. Matthew Wale made the call on Monday in his contribution to Parliament during the Sine Die Motion. He said the government should have conducted meaningful and respectful dialogue before suspending the association.  “Government’s first resort must be…

Efona vows to serve

RECENTLY elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Honiara has thanked the people of Central Honiara for giving him the mandate to represent them in Parliament and vows to serve them. Alfred Efona made the acknowledgment when speaking in Parliament yesterday when contributing to the Sine Die Motion. He told Parliament and the nation that…

Pit removal exercise progresses

THE Gold Ridge Mine Pit removal exercise which is part of the recommissioning process of the country’s only gold mine in Central Guadalcanal is progressing well.  A statement from Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) said the removal of illegal settlers in the mining leased areas especially in the mining pits has recommenced in early October…

DBSI lending roll-out continues

THE Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) continues to lend money to borrowers regardless of the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the local economy since the bank’s inception in June this year. The Minister of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma announced this positive development in Parliament yesterday in response to a question from Member of…

BIG HELP

PRC supports govt with $1.2m THE People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Friday handed over a cheque of USD150,000 (SBD1.2 million) to the Solomon Islands Government to help with the COVID-19 fight. Solomon Islands Government remains grateful towards the continued support provided by the government and people of PRC, a statement from the Ministry of…

MP on Facebook

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Central Guadalcanal says the move to temporarily suspend Facebook (FB) in the country is important to manage information. Speaking in Parliament, on Monday during the Sine Die Motion, Ishmael Avui said the plan is part of controlling information in the country and to avoid civil disorder.  He said the…