COVID-19 DOSES ARRIVE FRIDAY

THE first batches of the 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca are expected to arrive in the country this week. That’s according to Dr. Gregory Jilini Deputy Secretary of Health Care at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services during the fort-nightly talk-back-show over the national broadcaster yesterday. “The first batch of the 20,000 doses of AstraZeneca…

APTC excited to partner with SINYC 

The Australian Government’s Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is excited to be working towards a partnership with the Solomon Islands National Youth Congress (SINYC).  This was revealed in a statement from APTC.  “APTC is excited to be working towards a partnership with the Solomon Islands National Youth Congress as the peak body representing young people’s…

NPF building to house Winrock 

The building that will host the Winrock office in Auki Malaita Province is expected to complete towards the end of the month. Contractor, Justin Fuo’o of the Tropic Group Builders confirmed this to Sunday Star Auki. He said the deadline for the building to complete is May but the building is expected to complete before…

Reti is new GP Minister for Culture, Tourism

Guadalcanal Provincial Member, Richard Reti is the new Provincial Minister for Culture & Tourism.  Mr. Reti replaces sacked Minister Jerry Sabino, premier Francis Sade has confirmed. “I sacked Minister Jerry Sabino and replaced him with my other minister Richard Reti,” Premier Sade said.  Premier said the reason why he sacked Mr. Sabino was because of…

MUP Assembly to meet, March 23

The first full meeting of the Makira Ulawa Provincial Assembly in 2021 will be held on March 23 in Kira Kira, the Provincial Capital. The first tentative date for the full meeting was March 17, which could have collided with the arrivals in Kira Kira of Anglicans of Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to take part…

WHY BECHE-DE-MER BAN IS NECESSARY

The current nation-wide ban imposed on beche-de-mer harvesting is necessary to control over-harvesting of the marine product. A statement from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources on Friday highlighted that export data and stock assessments have shown that low-value species and under-sized products dominate the export volume, which indicated over-harvesting. Data have shown that…

MV Taimareho investigation progressing

  POLICE investigation into the fatal ferry accident last April is progressing well and they are working with stakeholders on possible charges to lay against those involved, Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau says. Mangau made the assurance, last Thursday following an article on the media made by a parent of one of those people who died…