A $90M deal sealed

THE Solomon Islands Government and the European Union have signed a $90 million Financing Agreement in Honiara on Wednesday to continue the second phase of Rural Development programme. Minister of Development Planning and Aid Coordination, Danny Philip and Leonidas Tezapsidis, EU Ambassador to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu have signed the agreement at the end of…

SI represented at RSE physician forum

Solomon Islands is being represented at a two day recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) Panel Physician Forum currently underway in Nadi Fiji. Three doctors from the Family Medical Centre and the Honiara Private Medical Centre and two officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) are attending the Forum. With the theme “Healthy…

Forestry awareness held in Mala schools

THE Auki Reforestation Unit officers have successfully conducted forestry awareness in nine schools around Malaita. They included Gwaidingale Community High School (CHS), Dala CHS,Faiako CHS,Gwauaoa CHS, Gwaigeo CHS,Kilusakwalo CHS, Daulusu CHS,Sinasau CHS and Alota’a CHS from the month of April and May 2016. According to the Auki principal forest officer Rony Aiwewe, the main objectives…

NTU to facilitate students’ repatriation

THE Ministry of Education’s National Training Unit is facilitating the repatriation of Solomon Islands students studying Papua New Guinea universities. The government after closely monitoring the political situation in PNG agreed to bring home students studying at UPNG, University of Technology (UNITECH) and University of Goroka (UOG). The planned repatriation of SI students is a…

Hospital reduces meals

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara will no longer feeds guardians that look after any sick patient being admitted, as part of efforts to improve nutrition, counter malnutrition on patients and save costs. This new system will come into effect on Friday the 1st of July next month, the Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…