Weekly flights to continue

THE weekly Friday flights from Brisbane, Australia and special chartered flights will continue to operate. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this today when announcing the seven new COVID-19 cases detected in the country. These cases bring the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 32. Six of the seven cases are from Pelau…

$48M+ LOSS

SITCO hopes to bounce back despite ‘million dollar damages’ incurred during November riots  DESPITE being looted and damaged during last November’s riot and looting in Honiara, Solomon Islands Tobacco Company (SITCO) has affirmed that it will bounce back. SITCO General Manager, Kazi Mushfiqur Rahman told Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare of the company’s stand, during a…

Saudi Arabia Minister expresses interest in Solomon Islands

SAUDI Arabia’s Deputy Minister for International Economic Affairs, Saudi Ministry of Economy and Planning, Mr. Bandar Alchemies, visited the Solomon Islands Pavilion on Sunday 9th January, 2021 as part of his Government’s familiarization tour to Pacific Island Countries (PICS) attending Expo 2020 Dubai. After a brief welcome and introduction by Deputy Commissioner General and Pavilion…

PCDF mechanism attracts donor interest

THE Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) is attracting interest from Development partners that are keen to support the scheme. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Stanley Dick Pirione said donor interest was expressed during a number of consultations last year. According to Pirione, the European Union through UNDP and…