MHMS, churches sign deal

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) together with heads of five mainstream churches in Solomon Islands have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) as part of strengthening their partnership going forward into the future. MHMS Minister Dickson Mua and his permanent secretary have signed the MoU on behalf of the ministry alongside the…

Brazier’s final courtesy call to PM

Former High Commissioner of Australia to Solomon Islands His Excellency Rodrick Brazier has paid his final courtesy call to the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Tuesday morning. After 3 years of serving in the country, H.E Brazier stated he was pleased with the state of the relationship between Australia and Solomon Islands and what the relationship…

$140m for new centre

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced that the national government will inject more than SBD 140 million to help build the National Institute of Sport the High Performance Centre in the country leading up to the 2023 Pacific Games. Prime Minister Sogavare made this statement on Friday during the launching of the   National Institute which…

Anti-corruption day marked in Auki

Malaita provincial capital of Auki came alive on Monday morning with the commemoration of the 2019 international anti-corruption day. The day was marked worldwide under the theme ‘Corruption: An impediment to sustainable development goals.’ In Solomon Islands, the event was marked under the theme ‘United against Corruption.’ Its the first time the event was celebrated in…

Sogavare: gov’t commits to fight corruption

THE nation joined the world on Monday to mark the United Nations International Anti-corruption day with a theme ‘United Against Corruption’. The event started off with a parade from the Honiara City Council to the National Auditorium with members of the Parliament, diplomatic corps, senior government officials, UN agencies, Civil Society Organisations, churches, private sector, regional and…

MARA joins fight against corruption

THE Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government joins the fight against corruption says the Malaita Provincial Premier Acting. Randel Sifoni told the gathering public who gathered to mark the international anti-corruption day in Auki on Monday that MARA government will no longer entertain and accept business as usual where he said; “enough is enough.”…

CSSI Women’s Network awarded

The Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Women’s Network has recently received a cash award for their ‘Herstory’ Film from the Native Lens Film Festival Organisers at the Correctional headquarters. The Film which featured, “Women Working in Corrections” is co-produced by CSSI Women’s Network and Dr Anouk Ride and directed by Adilah Dolaiano of Sukwadi Media,…

West marks 36th second appointed day

Western province has marked its 36th second appointed day with a celebration on Monday at the J.F. Kennedy stadium in Gizo. The day’s celebration featured parade by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), speeches from guests and entertainment.  Groups that participated in the parade involved members of the Gizo RSIPF officers, Plastic Wise group,…