MAELANGA: “I HAVE NO BUSINESS WITH MALAITA PS”

The Deputy Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for East Malaita, Honourable Manasseh Maelanga clarified that he has no power to determine the appointment or the removal of the Provincial Secretary (PS) of Malaita Provincial Government. Maelanga made the clarification following a media report claiming he has revealed information about the impending sacking of PS…

RSIPF farewells retiring officers

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) has farewelled 17 officers who have retired from the Force during a ceremony held at Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara on 16 December 2020. The 17 officers include two female and 15 male officers. Seven of the retired officers were serving in the provinces and 10 serving in…

$40M GRANT DEAL

Solomon Islands Government (SIG) last week signed a US$5 million (SBD$40m) contingent disaster financing grant under the third phase of the Pacific Disaster Resilience Program.   The grant agreement was signed on Friday, 11th December between the Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma and an Asian Development Bank (ADB) representative in Honiara.  A statement from…

COVID-19 test results soon

THE first test results for our citizens arriving from Manila and Port Moresby on Saturday will be announced soon. This was confirmed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during his nationwide address early this week. Sogavare said the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has prioritised the first tests for those that arrived on Saturday…

WHO supports SI with GeneXpert machine

Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) remains grateful for the continuous support from its partners in its ongoing efforts against the COVID-19 global pandemic.  On Wednesday MHMS Deputy Secretary Health Care and Incidence Controller (acting), Dr. Gregory Jilini received the GeneXpert and a laptop on behalf of the National Public Health Laboratory, from the…

Roviana icon competition ended successfully

THE 2020 Roviana Icon competition organised by Solomon Telekom to coincide with the Lagoon festival had ended successfully last week. The event took place at Munda, Western Province with the first elimination round of 16 contestants occurred on Wednesday night and the eight finalists were then further reduced to 4 winners on Thursday night. The…

PM hails new SITESA website

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he is pleased to note that the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development has made history by launching its Solomon Islands Tertiary Education and Skills Authority (SITESA) website. Speaking during his nationwide address on Monday, Sogavare said the MHMS new SITESA website contains the 2021 SIG Training Plan and…

Friends of Kilu’ufi made huge donation to hospital

Kilu’ufi Hospital in Malaita Province boosted with hospital equipment thanks to the group called  “Friend of Kilu’ufi Hospital” for the kindhearted donation, which now makes a positive impact at the Hospital.   Friends of Kilu’ufi hospital Honiara based representatives John Kwaita, Benjamin Afuga together with the Malaita based representatives Joseph Au, and Withlam Saeni formally handed…