UNICEF committed with Education dev here

UNICEF has revealed that it will continue to be committed in helping Solomon Islands with its education development goals. Speaking at the launching of the Pre-primary year PPY program last week, Dr. Zelalem Taffesse of the organisation said the launch marks the beginning of the decade for accelerated action towards achieving the sustainable development goals…

PM lauds NZ on Waitangi Day celebrations

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged the government and people of New Zealand as an important development partner. The Prime Minister said Solomon Islands and New Zealand have enjoyed a long, fruitful and mutually beneficial relationship that goes back many decades even before both countries forged diplomatic relations 41 years ago.   He said New…

Think safety first: Police

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) appeals to members of the public throughout the country to   think safety first during the current bad weather.  The call is being made as the country continues to experience heavy rain and strong winds. Acting Commissioner of Police, Mostyn Mangau says, “Boats and vessel owners are urged to…

VIRUS TESTS NEGATIVE

No confirmed Coronavirus cases in Rennell: MHMS RESULTS of the four 4 suspected Coronavirus cases on board MV Expert berthing at Rennell, Renbell province has turned out negative. A statement from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said the result was received late Thursday 06th Feb 2020 at 5:47pm by the Ministry of Health…

YECSI says farewell to its first Coordinator

“I’m really grateful to have had an opportunity to come up with new ideas and implement them putting entrepreneurship on the spotlight, so that young Solomon Islanders know that you can be a job creator, and not necessarily be a job seeker.” Outgoing Coordinator of the Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI), John Wopereis uttered…

PM: need for improvement of economic well-being

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) recognizes the need for the improvement of economic well-being particularly targeting women, youth and the rural population. That’s according to the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, MP when he launched the “EziPei” eWallet service at the Heritage Park Hotel on Wednesday morning. This initiative will greatly improve and transform…

‘Tighten registration law’ 

THE law governing voters is broadly defined and seems open to abuse which means these loopholes needs to be tighten up by the Electoral Office. That’s according to the Australian National University (ANU) Department of Pacific Affairs report which was launched in Honiara on Wednesday this week. The ANU Department of Pacific Affairs ran a…

All vessel movements are watched: Sutton

COMMISSIONER of Customs Jim Sutton says they are monitoring all ship’s movement in the country as part of stepping up the coronavirus prevention strategy.     Sutton during a press conference yesterday said there are many commercial and private vessels in Solomon Islands waters and they are watching all of them. “We have been in touch…

Evidence for DPP on missing RAV4 

POLICE are now compiling their investigations into the missing vehicle at the Kukum Traffic Centre  last December for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) review. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said this was after the police’s Professional Standard and Investigation (PSII) interviewed the suspended police officer. “Our PSII actually interviewed the officer implicated in this…

$20m to fight virus

A BUDGETARY support of $20million has been set aside by the national government as part of its assistance towards preparatory plans to combat the deadly coronavirus in the country. Permanent Secretary Paulin Boseto McNeil revealed this during a media press conference in Honiara on Wednesday. She expressed the Ministry of Health and Medical Service’s (MHMS)…