$20m to fight virus

A BUDGETARY support of $20million has been set aside by the national government as part of its assistance towards preparatory plans to combat the deadly coronavirus in the country. Permanent Secretary Paulin Boseto McNeil revealed this during a media press conference in Honiara on Wednesday. She expressed the Ministry of Health and Medical Service’s (MHMS)…

RSIPF arrest man for attempted murder in Malaita

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) in Auki have arrested a 30-year-old man for alleged attempted murder following an incident that occurred in the Kwaibaita area in East Kwaio, Malaita Province in 2019. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Inspector Charles Eddie Koto says, “The suspect was arrested in 2019 after…

NO CONFIRMED CASES

But investigations underway on suspected cases By IAN M.KAUKUI THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services says there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Solomon Islands at the moment. Permanent Secretary Pauline McNeil confirmed this to local reporters during a press conference, Wednesday. But she said investigation is ongoing following the cluster of suspected…

Why no 7th formers from MUP PSSs

Makira Ulawa school teachers have queried why no sixth formers from the province’s secondary schools have been given seventh form places this year at national secondary schools. Secondary school teachers spoken to said they have been checking whether or not some sixth formers from their schools have been given seventh form places at the national…

HIGH RISK 

Solomon Islands faces a high risk when it comes to Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil when speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Honiara. McNeil told local reporters that the virus has spread to other countries globally and now…

Three communities in Isabel achieve ‘NOD’ status

Kolomamata, Sidu and Kuchira in Isabel province have earned their No Open Defecation (NOD) status on the 19th of December 2019 amidst well – deserved celebrations.  This brings the number of certified communities in Isabel province to eighteen.  These significant, remarkable and positive achievements thanks to the Government of Australia for improvement of Water Sanitation…

Siporae Tribal Forest declared Conservation Area

A SECOND Forest Conservation Area has been declared at Choiseul province, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorology (MECCDMM) has revealed. The Siporae Tribal Forest Conservation Area has been launched and declared a protected area under the Protected Areas Act 2010 by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology…

19 locals end APTC Labour Mobility International prep course 

Nineteen (19) Solomon Islanders successfully completed a two-week Labour Mobility International Preparation course with the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC), aimed at preparing them to live and work in Australia under the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS). Delivered in Honiara from 2-13 December 2019, the training was APTC’s first-ever pilot project for selected participants who were…

Life changing wharf for Marovo to commence soon

A wharf project that is expected to transform and improve shipping services to more than 5000 people in ward 23 of Marovo constituency is expected to commence this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Development (MID) Manasseh Maelanga with the Member of Parliament for Marovo constituency Chachabule Rebi Amoi made a site visit…

PM: cable system will boost development goals

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government is pursuing major national development projects in the country. Speaking during the launching of the Taro Cable Station on Monday, Prime Minister Sogavare said the DCGA government is pursuing exciting developments in the sectors of agriculture, tourism, fisheries, forestry, mining, infrastructure and trade.  He said these major projects…