NEW NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY OPENED

Solomon Islands is now a step closer to achieving accreditation for testing of products following the opening of a new National Public Health Laboratory office complex last week.  The SBD$1.1million project is funded by the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) through the Solomon Islands – Enhancing Capacity for Agriculture Trade Project (SI-ECAT).  The Enhanced Integrated Framework…

More graduate docs joins NRH medical team as interns

TWENTY-FIVE (25) more graduate doctors now joins the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Medical Team as interns. This followed the completion of the Bridging Program, a year-long teaching program to support the training of returned foreign trained medical graduates of Solomon Islands. The program is part of the SIMPLER (Solomon Islands Medical Partnerships for Learning, Education…

Health team to MOI, rolls out health services

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has finally made it again to Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) following its first deployment in January this year, that detected COVID-19 cases from the community. Though community transmission in Honiara, followed by Malaita Province, had delayed the 2nd deployment, health through much discussions and mobilization of limited…

Beligarism on the rise in Honiara

POLICE leadership has come under the spotlight in the face of increasing social disorder and ‘beligarism’ (burglary) involving children as young as eight years old. There are growing concerns within and outside the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) that unless the Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau is removed, things would only get worse. Traffic police…

ILLEGAL BORDER CROSSING

Buin police in Bougainville intercepts 50 fishermen from Shortlands BUIN Police of the Southern Command Police and Immigration in Bougainville had intercepted more than fifty fishermen from Shortland Islands, Western Province who illegally crossed the redline border into Bougainville territory over the weekend. This was reported by the New Dawn FM News in Bougainville yesterday.…

Police receives report on guns shipment

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIF) has confirmed receiving report on a large shipment of arms as speculated by the media last week. Deputy Commissioner (DC) National Security and Operation Support (NSOS) Ian Vaevaso during the Oversight Committee radio-talk back show on Saturday, said RSIPF has received report on that but decline to make…

465 cases in past 72 hours

COVID cases continue to surge as 465 additional cases being recorded in the past 72 hours since Friday bringing the total to 9,124 along with two deaths. Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Permanent Secretary (PS) Ms Pauline McNeil updated the nation of the COVID-19 status via national broadcaster-SIBC during Sunday’s talk back show.…

Gov’t manages repatriation to provinces

THE government through the National Oversight Committee is managing the repatriation of people stranded in Honiara to avoid exporting more COVID-19 positive cases to provinces. Secretary to the Prime Minister and Chairman of the National Oversight Committee (NOC), Dr Jimmie Rodgers said in many provinces, the positive COVID-19 cases are still increasing. “The provinces are…