We got it!

Country to host 2023 Pacific Games THE country will host the Pacific Games for the first time in 2023. The nation’s bid received 14 votes, well above Tahiti’s six, during the Pacific Games Council’s (PGC) general assembly in Port Vila, Vanuatu, Wednesday. Kiribati and Tokelau did not attend. The decision came following the votes of…

Land secured for NRH relocation

LAND has been secured for the relocation of the National Referral Hospital (NRH). This has been planned due to issues pertaining to the hospital’s vulnerability of its current location. Commissioner of Lands, Nelson Naopo confirmed that a piece of land has been secured at the Gilbert Camp area. This is one of the policy priorities…

Australia supports biosecurity work here

LAST week, Australian biosecurity specialists delivered computer and database equipment and specialised training in border operations information management to senior management and surveillance officers from Biosecurity Solomon Islands, within the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock. This forms part of the Australian-funded Biosecurity Development Program that aims to strengthen Biosecurity Solomon Islands to carry out pest…

Rescued at sea

PNG nationals survive six-week sea ordeal FOURTEEN Papua New Guinea nationals who drifted for six weeks at sea have been rescued by a fishing boat outside national waters and brought in to Honiara yesterday. They include four males and 10 females, the youngest being a girl of 4. Unfortunately, a woman in her 40s had…