FSII praises Solomon Water for successes

FORUM Solomon Islands International (FSII) has applauded Solomon Water for its recent achievements. Solomon Water’s achievement was a result of funding assistance it received from Japan, through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and Australia. FSII chief executive officer, Benjamin Afuga said Solomon Water and JICA must be congratulated for the life-saving project which greatly alleviated…

Group rejects Waena claim

THE newly established Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) based at the Honiara Hotel has refuted claims Sir Nathaniel Waena made against them. Sir Nathaniel, president of People’s Alliance Party (PAP), has claimed his members have been bribed to remain at Honiara Hotel. But the group said Sir Nathaniel’s claims were unfounded and a propaganda to…

Health on alert against Ebola

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), with the support of the World Health Organisation (WHO), is taking action to prepare for an imported case of Ebola virus disease. This has long-term benefits for the health system and frontline healthcare workers in Solomon Islands. “Although the risk of Ebola spreading to Solomon Islands is…

Two-man race

Sogavare, Manele vie for PM job TWO candidates will vie for the prime minister’s post next Tuesday. They are member for East Choiseul, Manasseh Sogavare and Jeremiah Manele of Hongrano/Kia/Havulei in Isabel province. Rawcliff Ziza, Deputy Private Secretary Government House confirmed this at the close of nomination at 4.30pm, yesterday. Mr Sogavare, two-time former prime…

Children’s forum held in Gizo

Save the Children successfully hosted a children’s forum in Gizo last week. The forum coincided with the International Children’s Day celebrations in the Western Provincial capital. Students from seven schools participated in the forum which included a speech contest on the pillars of child protection; Protection, Participation, survival and Development. The children during the forum…

Honiara Hotel group remains intact

THE Coalition block based at the Honiara Hotel led by Prime Minister Candidate Hon. Manasseh Sogavare remains intact with 27 MP’s (Members of Parliament) still present there. This was following unconfirmed reports from the opposite camp that some of the Honiara Hotel camp members have decided to move to the Mendana Hotel, following Mr Sogavare’s…