Supporting the National Referral Hospital to provide life-saving treatments

Australia has provided a three-month supply of essential medicines for the National Referral Hospital (NRH). This follows a request from the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to replenish supplies in the face of uncertain supply-chains due to the recent civil unrest in Honiara. Essential medicines provided to the NRH included antibiotics,…

Plans to restructure WPIC

The newly appointed government led by Christian Mesepitu plans to restructure its biggest business arms Western Provincial Investment Co-operation (WPIC). In his statement of the Motion of Sine Die on Wednesday Premier Mesepitu said one of the long-standing continuous issues faced by successive governments over the years is that of the WPIC and its structure.…

‘I DID NOT ESCAPE’

The Malaita for Democracy (M4D) front man Knoxley Atu says he did not escape to Malaita rather he returned to his home land where he belongs. Mr Atu was responding to a report published by this paper last week. In response he said it is wrong to say he escaped to Malaita when actually he…

Increased support for education

THE Government’s budget for education has increased over the last five years. That’s according to the Minister of Education Lanelle Tanagnada during her contribution in parliament last Monday. “SIG budget for education has significantly increased over the last five years relatively to the other demands on the government budget and relatively to GDP. “Investment in…

Pfizer launch planned

IF all goes to plan, Government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services will this week officially launch the vaccination rollout for the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday. This was revealed by the National Health Emergency Operation Centre (NHEOC) Incident Controller Dr Nemia Bainivalu. He was speaking yesterday during the COVID-19 talk-back show over the…

Opposition Leader calls for investigation of allegations concerning PM

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Mathew Wale, has called for the commencement of a full and thorough criminal investigation into serious criminal allegations concerning PM Sogavare. “I call on the police and criminal investigation authorities to immediately start criminal investigations into abduction and conspiracy to murder allegations that involve our Prime Minister back in 2000”.…