CT scan machine soon

WORK on the much-awaited government-funded CT scan project is making progress and will soon to boost the country’s health system. This was revealed by the Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr. Culwick Togamana in response to the Leader of the Opposition Mathew Wale during the question and answer session in parliament. Wale asked if…

Sr. Doreen: domestic violence surges in Malaita

The Caretaker of the newly-established Malaita Christian Care Centre, Sister Doreen Awaiasi, has told a gathering in Auki that Domestic violence has continued to increase in Malaita. Sister Doreen was speaking on Wednesday in Auki where the 2020 16 days of activism against domestic violence in Malaita Province was held. “The nature of domestic and…

Full extent of COVID impact yet to be felt

THE Minister for Health and Medical Services, Culwick Togamana, has told Parliament that the extent of the impact of COVID-19 on the health care services is yet to be fully understood. Dr. Togamana was responding to a question by the Opposition Leader, Matthew Wale during question time, Thursday. He said since the pandemic was declared…

Malaita launches 16 days of activism

MALAITANS have turned out in number at Auki to mark the launch of 16 days of activism against Gender-based Violence and Domestic violence. Men, women, and youths took to the street on Wednesday in a peaceful parade to show support for the effort. Auki town was covered in orange as a parade consisting of representatives from…

Extension of Multipurpose Hall & upgrade of separate external facilities nearby can safely continue

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Honiara City Council, New Zealand funded contractor Reeves International and the New Zealand High Commission continue to collaborate to ensure that important work to extend the Multipurpose Hall and upgrade separate external facilities can safely continue while the internal facility is used to treat asymptomatic COVID-19 cases.  While…

Airlines staff back 16 days of activism

Members of the Solomon Airlines team have dressed in orange on Wednesday, to show their support for the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Adding their support to the global campaign called ‘Orange the World’ the airline team continued their commitment to the company’s adoption of an anti-Violence Policy in…

Facebook ban is an attack on human rights

Civil Society Organisations in the Solomon Islands are utterly disappointed with the Cabinet’s decision to suspend the world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook. A statement from the Development Services Exchange (DSE) said at a time when Solomon has confirmed cases of Covid-19 and updates are shared through the platform, the government moves to shut it…

SOPE APPROVED

Govt urged to speed the bill Parliament has passed the motion to approve the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) and for its continuation moved by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Thursday. Parliament approved the Proclamation by His Excellency the Governor-General declaring a State of Public Emergency exists in the Solomon Islands, on 25th November 2020 pursuant…