CAUSE project continues to face-lift Gizo

THE Community Access & Urban Service Enhancement (CAUSE) Project continues to facelift Gizo, Western Provincial capital. Since the roll-out of the project few years ago it has engaged more  unemployed men, women and youths. And through the project they were able to help contribute to the many projects that have been undertaken in Gizo. On…

Premier into books supply deal

Guadalcanal Province Premier, Francis Sade has reportedly signed a contract for the supply of exercise books for the Guadalcanal Provincial Schools in return for a commission, according to documents obtained by the Solomon Star. The document, sighted by this paper showed Premier Sade signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with road construction firm, NAYA Company…

Our new envoy to PNG

Solomon Islands High Commissioner designate to the Independent state of Papua New Guinea (PNG) His Excellency William McDonald Soaki was commissioned, Monday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare administered the Commissioning ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Jeremiah Manele, senior Government…

No students infected in PNG

NO LOCAL students studying in various institutions in Papua New Genuine (PNG) have been infected by the COVID-19 virus. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Education Human Resources and Development (MEHRD) Dr Franco Rodie. He was speaking during the OPMC talk back show on the national broadcaster, Sunday at SIBC.…

USP delays start of semester 2

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) has delayed the start of semester 2, 2021. The reason behind this is to allow students, schools, and academic staff to better prepare for the new semester. Classes will now begin on August 16, 2021, and not August 9, 2021 as previously planned by the university. The decision…

US, SI share close history

The United States and the Solomon Islands share an intimate history, forged in blood and mud on the hills of Bloody Ridge, on the surrounding seas, and on beaches and forests throughout this remarkable nation. US Ambassador Erin McKee said in her speech which was read by CA Keithie Saunders on the 7th August to…

Frontliners’ allowance delay clarified

Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says payment of all allowances for front-liners will still be paid. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry Pauline McNeil made the assurance following questions raised yesterday during the Office of the Prime and Cabinet sponsored talk-back show to update the country on COVID-19. She explained, raising of payments…