Work on CT scan complex makes progress

WORK on the Computer Tomography (CT) Scan project at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) is making progress. That’s according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) following questions of the progress of the work. In a statement last week the Ministry provided an update with clarifications on the project components and processes involved…

North Vella students urged to get good grades

PERMANENT Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education Dr Franco Rodie has encouraged self-sponsored students of North Vella La Vella in Western Province studying at both Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands Campus (USPSI) to get good grades with high GPA score so that they can obtain government…

COVID-19 vaccination roll out for GP launched

As part of government’s strategy to make the COVID-19 vaccine accessible to the people of Solomon Islands, the  Guadalcanal Province (GP) launched the COVID-19 vaccine roll out by reaching out to the people on Friday.  The  Province’s Premier Francis Sade and his deputy Lazarus Rima were the first to receive the vaccine shot from the…

PM hails signing of Tina River Transmission System

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has hailed the historic agreement signing of the Financing Agreement of the Tina River Transmission System last week. The PM witnessed the signing ceremony at the Heritage Park Hotel, a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. The transmission system is the critical piece of infrastructure needed to enable the…

GOV’T MUST BE PRAISED

‘Covid-19 is under control’   THE Solomon Islands Government must be praised for its tough stand in keeping our country and people safe from COVID-19 since the outbreak last year. This was the statement of a political observer who wanted his name withheld. The observer told the Solomon Star that although the national government was…

‘MOCKERY TO THE AWARDS’

Wale says awarding of CSI medal to Matthews is a mockery THE awarding of Cross of SI Medal to Tim Matthews, a Bribane Queen’s Counsel (QC) who lives and practises in Queensland, Australia has come under scrutiny from the Office of the Opposition Leader. Matthew Wale, MP, in a statement yesterday said the Medal and…

CSSI boss visits Kirakira Corrections

Commissioner of Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi last week visited Kirakira Correctional Centre (KCC) in Makira Ulawa Province. During the visit he was given an official welcome, a statement from CSSI Media Unit said. The one day visit was to inform and strategize his officers on the projection of KCC, as well as…

28,800 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines arrive

A batch of 28,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that Aotearoa New Zealand has shared through COVAX has arrived in the country on Friday. New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Her Excellency Ms. Georgina Roberts has joined the Minister of Health Dr Culwick Togamana, his Permanent Secretary Pauline McNeil, and Chief of UNICEF Solomon Islands…