World Bank’s $64m support

THE World Bank has approved an additional US$8million (SBD$64million) in emergency COVID-19 support to Solomon Islands following our worsened COVID-19 situation over the past several months. A statement from the World Bank yesterday said the additional US$8million adds to an existing US$5million (SBD$40million) in support approved in February 2021; bringing the total World Bank support…

PM CONDEMNS MISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN  

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare last week condemned the Leader Of Opposition (LOO) of orchestrating a distasteful misinformation campaign in attempts to promote hatred against the reigning Democratic Coalition Government Advancement (DCGA).  A statement from the Prime Minister said Opposition Leader Mathew Wale’s ongoing rants against the Prime Minister over the Security Cooperation with China claiming…

Minister calls for useful use of budget 

MINISTER for Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration (MCILI) Hon Frederick Kologeto calls on those who will benefit from his ministry’s budget allocation to use the funding wisely. When presenting his speech during the budget debate in Parliament, Mr Kologeto said the budget for his ministry was $33.7 million. He said this is an increase from…

More CAUSE funded projects for Gizo

MORE projects under the (Community Access Urban Strengthening and Enhancement) CAUSE Project aided by the World Bank are being earmarked for Gizo, Western Province this year. That’s according to the Western Provincial Secretary (PS) Jeffrey Wickham on Thursday during the handing over of two new jetties for Gizo Market.CAUSE has funded the two new jetties.…