No new application for labour mobility

THE labour mobility recruitment will not take in any new applications for the Work Ready Pool until assessment and interview for all applicants from last year are completed. Director of External trade George Tuti said currently they are still dealing with those applications from last year. “Only when all applicants from last year have completed…

KAIBIA COMMUNITY RECEIVES WASTE MANAGEMENT TOOLS

THE community of Kaibia on Friday last week received tools worth over $52,000 from the Ministry of Environment Climate Change Disaster Management and Meteorology (MECCDMM). A statement from deputy director environment Debra Kereseka on Tuesday said the donation was made from the Environment and Conservation Division (ECD) 2021 Development Budget of the MECCDMM to support…

Eagon donates 7000 masks to West

THE battle to further contain COVID-19 spread in Western Province was given a boost following a timely donation of 7000 facial masks thanks to Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited (EPPL). The free offer is part of a second batch of support after the Arara-based company on New Georgia donated several hundreds of masks in March. EPPL…

Ministry of Provincial Govt on Fa’abasua’s removal

THE Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) is not responsible for the suspension of Malaita Provincial Secretary Fredrick Fa’abasua. The ministry made this clarification after a source within the Malaita Provincial Government claimed that the MPGIS permanent secretary Stanley Dick Pirione’s involvement in the removal of Mr Fa’abasua as Malaita’s Provincial Secretary. According…

PM LAUNCHED THE CT SCAN

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has expressed his overwhelming joy to officiate the launching of the country’s own Computed Tomography (CT) scanner some 40 years after the nation’s Political independence.  The procurement and set up of the CT Scan is one of the flagship policies of the government under the leadership of PM Sogavare. The…

SIPA CEO SCOTCHES RUMOURS OF AN EARLY EXIT

ERANDA Kotelawala – the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Ports Authority trading as Solomon Ports – has scotched rumours he has left the country quietly without telling anyone, including staff. “That’s an interesting news,” Mr. Kotelawala said last night, when asked about his departure, describing the reports as “typical rumours,”. He was on…

Premier Mesepitu thanks Australia

WESTERN Province Premier Christian Mesepitu says Australian Government’s support to upgrade the country’s second largest port in Noro, Western Province will have a lasting impact on the province and Solomon Islands. In a statement on Tuesday, Mr Mesepitu said these are the sorts of investments that will have lasting impact not only on Western Province…

M4DD hits out at DCGA

MALAITA for Democracy and Development (M4DD) President Knoxly Atu says the Sogavare led DCGA government has been treating Malaita Province unfairly since coming into power in 2019. Mr Atu said the unfair treatment towards Malaita could ignite more divisions in the country rather than the togetherness that the government is preaching about. Speaking to Solomon…