Schools needs to play bigger role

MINISTER for Education & Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada says schools need to play bigger role for changing the future. When presenting her speech during the budget debate recently, she said schools must play a much bigger role in preparing our children and young people for the changing future and with it the many…

Call for SFL to create branch in Auki

MALAITA-based members of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) have called on the management of the newly established Solomon Finance Limited (SFL) to consider opening a branch in Auki. These are mostly local Malaitans or people who are living and working in Auki. They said they were not able to make it to Honiara,…

IT’S OMICRON BA2

Health Minister confirms Omicron BA2 as Covid-second wave THE Covid-19 variant that is circulating in the country and termed as ‘second wave’ has been confirmed to be Omicron BA2. Health Minister, Dr Culwick Togamana made the confirmation in his special nationwide address last night. After the decrease in the number of the Covid-19 cases in…

$16m health centre opens in Avuavu 

THE completion of the $16million Area Health Centre at Avuavu, Guadalcanal Province will benefit around 11,000 people in the area.  The Area Health Centre which was funded by the Government of Korea (KOICA) through the World Health Organisation was officially opened on Tuesday last week.  Guadalcanal Provincial Health director Dr Joel Denty said the facility,…

Land for new cemetery

A SITE for the city’s new cemetery has been identified and is located at Gilbert Camp, East Honiara. This was announced in Parliament on Thursday by the Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey Ishmael Avui during the Committee of Supply stage to debate the 2022 Appropriation Bill. He was responding to a question raised by…

US THREATENS SI

 ….says it will retaliate if China sets up permanent military presence here THREATENED WITH RETALIATORY ACTION OVER SECURITY PACT RETALIATORY action would be taken if a de facto permanent military presence were to be established in Solomon Islands, the United States warned Prime Minister Sogavare last Friday. The warning emerged in the transcript of a…

Squatters delay hospital project

THE growing number of squatters at the proposed site for the new hospital in Gilbert Camp, East Honiara is delaying progressive work to commence the project. This was revealed by the Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana yesterday in Parliament during the Committee of Supply stage to debate the 2022 Appropriation Bill.…