Vaccinations for all 18+ now open

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare recently announced in his weekly nationwide address that ‘vaccination now opens for all adults aged 18 years and over’.  “My good people, we have now opened the COVID-19 vaccination program to all persons 18 years and above in Honiara and Guadalcanal, Western, Choiseul and Malaita Outer Islands.  “The Ministry of Health…

MID signs Kukum Highway Phase 2 Contract

THE Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development Mr. Stephen Maesiola has signed the “Contract between the Ministry of Infrastructure Development & Kitano Construction Corp. Japan – for the Upgrading of Kukum Highway (Phase 2) Project” and the “Minute of the meeting contract negotiation”.  Representing the Kitano Construction Corp. Japan is the Project for…

MEA to deal with teacher who poses death threat

THE Malaita Education Authority (MEA) will take action against a Tawahaule Community High School (CHS) teacher, who threatens to kill members of a fact-finding mission in a logging operation in Small Malaita recently. The incident happened last Tuesday, at the Tawahaule log pond near Tawahaule CHS in front of students, parents, and the media. The…

SI-NZ signs $240m airfield Upgrade deal

A SBD$240 million Provincial Airfield Upgrade being jointly funded by New Zealand, Australia and Solomon Islands is off the ground. An initial funding arrangement of SBD1.4M for the upgrades at Seghe in Western Province and Taro on Choiseul Province was signed on Monday at the New Zealand High Commission in Honiara between the New Zealand…

RSIPF admits to TSI article on One Link 

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) had acknowledged the Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) media article published on the one link Pacifica missing cash exhibits on 20 June 2021. Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) points of concern are very true on which they have raised that the Police officer alleged for stealing the one link Pacifica…

GOV’T COMMITTED TO IMPROVE NRH 

IN terms of support from the National Government, the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Service (MHMS), Pauline McNeil said they have received increased support lately. She made the comments in her closing remarks during the press conference, Tuesday. It was understood that the press conference was held after her ministry was bombarded…

One Link Pacifica Court cases

One Link mentor gives evidence against scheme One Link’s owner, Dora to plea today  One Link mentor gives evidence against scheme   A ONE Link Pacifica mentor who is yet to receive payments or refunds after he deposited more than $86,000 into the scheme between December 2019 and February 2020 has testified against the scheme’s…

NRH IN CHAOS

Is the government neglecting the country’s biggest Hospital?   THE struggling National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara is suffocating as the current situation now is dubbed as NRH crisis by local medical doctors and also patients who are admitting there. The issue is currently the hottest topic in the social media platform now. A doctor…