Support for clinics, hospitals in Malaita

FIVE clinics and hospitals in Malaita province have received a boat and outboard motor (OBM) each under a project worth $300,000. The support was made possible through partnership between, Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) and the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Three of the clinics are; Gwaunatolo, Tawaro and Takataka, while two…

2019 census, a huge challenge for NSO

THE National Statistics Office (NSO) within the Ministry of Finance and Treasurer is currently gearing up preparation for next year’s national census. National Statistician Douglas Kimi when addressing participants at the launching of the first-ever report of the Solomon Islands Poverty Maps on Monday, said his office is currently rolling out key statistical activities within…

Disaster awareness at Kodili

THE National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is participating at the Kodili Festival in Buala, Isabel Province, which opened, Monday. The NDMO team was deployed both by outboard motor (OBM) on Sunday 24th and via Solomon Airline Flight on Monday 25th ahead of the official opening on Monday afternoon. “This festival is an opportunity for the…

Five survive deadly fire

A FAMILY has survived a deadly fire that razed down a house at Kobe village in Ngella, Central province last month. About five people, four kids and their aunt were in the house sleeping when the fire broke out and engulfed the home. One of the survivors, Rhoda Wale said they were fast asleep inside…

KENILOREA EYES 2019 ELECTIONS

Kenilorea resigns to contest 2019 polls By ANDREW FANASIA  PETER Kenilorea Jnr is leaving his permanent secretary job at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to contest next year’s national elections. He will officially vacate office on 29 June 2018 to vie for the East Are’Are Constituency, a seat once held by his late…

Fletcher Kwaimani helps amputees

It always been a challenge for most amputees in the country for not having a prosthetic limb and this has put them in a awkward situation most of the time. The challenges remain for years due to lack of materials to produce them. But Fletcher Kwaimani Construction Company has seen this great need and without…

Gearing up for election

OFFICERS serving under the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have concluded four weeks of intensive training to prepare for next years national general election. The Public Order Management (POM) and Operational Safety Training (OST) was conducted at the Rove Police headquarters. Assistant Commissioner (AC) Corporate Support Simpson Pogeava said the training was aimed at…

University’s fire incident probed

THE burning of a staff home at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), Panatina Campus over the weekend is under investigation. The Fire and Rescue Services of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is in charge of the matter. The unoccupied staff house was razed to ground on Saturday 23 June 2018. Director of…

Call to return G-Hilux

The Western Provincial Secretary (PS) has requested the Ministry for Infrastructure, Development (MID) to retrieve the provincial vehicle which in the possession of the former premier. Mr Jeffrey Wickham was responding to a call made in the Forum Gizo discussion group in the social media on Monday. It was revealed that former premier Wayne Maepioh was…

Minister welcomes poverty report

THE Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Minister for Finance and Treasury was really impressed with the outcome of the first-ever report of the Solomon Islands Poverty Maps based on the 2012/13 Household Income and Expenditure Survey and the 2009 Population and Housing Census.  Manasseh Sogavare made the statement when officially launched the report on Monday at…