USD$23m for SI approved

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors at its quarterly meeting on 15 December 2020 has approved a US$23 million (SBD$185m) Threshold Program for Solomon Islands. The Threshold Program for Solomon Islands will cover two projects. The Forest Value Enhancement Project (FoVEP) and the Accessing Land for Tourism Investment Facilitation (ALTIF) project, a statement…

RSIPF kick off Festive Operations

* RSIPF commences ‘Operation Festive Season 2020/2021’* RSIPF in Makira/Ulawa Province appeals for cooperation during festive season RSIPF commences ‘Operation Festive Season 2020/2021’ More than 400 officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) from Honiara City, the Rove Police Headquarters, and Guadalcanal Province today commenced the ‘Operation Festive Season 2020/2021 provide security in…

GeneXpert calibration kits & cartridges arrive for COVID-19 testing in provinces

On 22 December The Australian Government and World Health Organization (WHO) officially handed over three additional GeneXpert calibration kits and 600 GeneXpert cartridges to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services to enhance COVID-19 testing in the provinces.  GeneXpert machine cartridges and calibration kits are essential components in the installation and operation of the machine…

N-DOC suspends privileges in quarantine stations

The Camp Management Sector Committee of the National Disaster Operations Committee (N-DOC) has suspended privileges that allowed families and relatives to bring in food and other items for persons in Quarantine Stations (QS) for an indefinite period as of today, Wednesday 23rd December 2020.   The suspension of this privilege came about after it was…

Community lead conservation encouraged

MEMBERS of the Totoku Community on Simbo Island, Western Province are being encouraged to take up the leading role in conservation efforts to protect their marine resources. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) last week rolled out four (4) Community-based Fisheries Management Plan, In-shore Fishing Aggregating Devices (IFAD/Rafter), and Financial Inclusion Initiative. A Management…