DCGA commits to project

THE national government remains committed to the Bina Harbor tuna processing plant project regardless of the COVID-19 global pandemic. The assurance was made by the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) Nestor Ghiro during the singing of the MOU between the Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) and MFMR in Auki last week. Minister Ghiro said…

USP commits to 4th campus

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) has reiterated its commitment to build the USP 4th campus in Solomon Islands. This was announced by the USP Vice-Chancellor & President (VCP) Professor Pal Ahluwalia at an event marking the country’s 42nd independence day anniversary celebration at USP Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji. Reports reaching the paper said…

FATHER’S LOVE BENEFITS SCHOOL

Many are the ways a parent may show love towards a child, but in the case of Mr Fred Vivijoro his love and concern for his son went beyond benefiting a school to renovating a whole dormitory free of charge. In February, Fred transported his son Milvinady Ajo to attend his first year as a…

Makira and landowners discuss areas for protection

THE Conservation Department of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology will discuss the creation of Protected Areas with tribal landowners in parts of Makira Island of Makira Ulawa Province beginning July 9, 2020. Officials from the Department have circulated a notice in Kira Kira, the Provincial Capital and in the areas…

Australia delivers 25,000 essential PPE to Solomon Islands 

AUSTRALIA has provided Solomon Islands with 25,000 much-needed medical gowns, an essential component of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The gowns are enabling medical officers and government officials to safely conduct COVID-19 quarantine procedures. Proper PPE has been vital in Solomon Islands’ efforts to contain and prevent any spread of coronavirus, particularly when hundreds of…

SOLOMON PORTS COMMISIONS NEW HABOUR PATROL UNIT

  SOLOMON Ports this week established its first ever Habour Patrol Division, along with commissioning of a new patrol boat at the Point Cruz Harbor Patrol Base. The ceremony coincided with the commission of the Unity Square flagpole, with the Prime Minister officially commissioning the new boat. Solomon Ports is the first port in the…

ACoM plans for COVID-19

ARCHBISHOP Leonard Dawea said that ACoM’s plan is subjected to change as the national environment regarding the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.  Archbishop Leonard Dawea highlighted this during his 42nd Independence Anniversary speech on Tuesday 7 July at St. Barnabas Cathedral.  Archbishop said following the declaration by the WHO of the COVID-19 as a global pandemic and…