SCHOOLS REOPENING GUIDELINES UNDER REVIEW

The COVID 19 Oversight Committee is currently reviewing the ‘School Reopening Guideline’ with the target to slowly reopen schools by April.  The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to draft the Guidelines which was submitted to the Oversight Committee last week.   The Oversight Committee…

PNG doc pays $10k fine

PAPUA New Guinea (PNG) Dr Miane Asapo has paid an administrative penalty fee of $10,000 for his spouse and himself before returning to PNG on Friday 4th March 2022. The court has acquitted Dr Asapo of his case against illegal border crossing during the lock down period when covid_19 Emergency law are enforced. The amount…

Temotu steps up control measures

IN light of the growing threat of COVID-19 in the country, Temotu, the only province that is still COVID-free, is now preparing measures towards a possible detection of the virus in the province. In a statement yesterday Temotu Provincial Secretary Alan Agassi said Temotu is very fearful and therefore had already placed certain preparatory measures…

Health officers MOI deployment

A HEALTH team of 11 officers have been deployed to Malaita Outer Islands from Honiara on Friday evening. Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Permanent Secretary (PS) Pauline McNeil confirmed this during the National Oversight Committee Talk Back Show on Sunday. Mrs McNeil said the deployment is part of the provincial deployment the Ministry…

Students Learning Continuity Program commences

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) will proceed with its Learning Continuity Program this week for students throughout the country whilst schools remain closed for an indefinite period. Permanent Secretary of MEHRD Dr. Franco Rodie has endorsed the Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) which provides guidelines for schools, teachers and parents/guardians on the…

DR WHO OPPOSES VACCINATION

Explains his reason for opposing vaccinations THE Director of Health of the Solomon Islands Mission of the Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Honiara, Dr. George Manimu has told a weekend awareness on COVID-19 that if people must vaccinate, they must choose Sinopharm. Some 100 people – women, men and children – attended the two and…

GOV’T APPLAUDS WOMEN’S ROLE IN SOCIETY

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) conveys heartfelt congratulations to all women and girls throughout the country on International Women’s Day this week. International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8 every year with plenty of activities celebrating the role of women in society and the value that they contribute to…

SOLOMON ISLANDS INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM TO BUILD SIX PROVINCIAL MARKETS

Australia’s flagship Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program (SIIP) has agreed to fast track redevelopment of six markets across Malaita, Guadalcanal, Honiara, Isabel and Western Province, improve provincial ports and launch a new SIIP website. SIIP is in its first phase of implementation. Work on the markets project is expected to commence by December 2022. These priorities…