‘Protect your family from measles’

Given the suspected measles outbreak, the ministry of health and medical services (MHMS) and World Health Organization (WHO) has reminded parents to have their children immunized with the free vaccination available in Solomon Islands. The ministry’s permanent secretary said Dr. Lester Ross said measles is a highly contagious and deadly disease, but can be easily…

PNG, Europe eye more trade

Bilateral trade and exchange between Papua New Guinea and Europe is worth almost K100 million (US$40 million) annually and both governments are positively pursuing ongoing opportunities to expand this further. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill said this on Tuesday when receiving Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Belgium Jean-Luc Bodson who paid a courtesy call on…

Sevesi: Rethink on development

A concern person from Rennell, Jim Sevesi has outspokenly called on the people and provincial government to rethink on logging and proposed mining development on the island. He made the call citing numerous interests shown by logging and mining companies on harvesting the decades of untouched resources.    Sevesi said whilst the ongoing logging and propose…

SIVB warns operators

The Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) has issued a warning to all tourism operators throughout the country to settle their outstanding bed levy payments or action will be taken against them. The warning came after many tourism operators have been slow or dishonest in paying up the bed levy fee to the bureau. Yesterday the…

RAMSI’s security support for polling day

In the lead up to the national general election proposed towards the end of this year the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is throwing its support through the provision of security. RAMSI Special Coordinator Ms Justine Braithwaite highlighted this yesterday in her message marking the 11 years of the partnership between RAMSI and…

11 years in partnership, changes visible

The past eleven years has seen visible changes to the country’s stability thanks to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). As the country and this regional organisation celebrated another year of partnership, the country has experienced significant changes. As highlighted yesterday by Ms Justine Braithwaite RAMSI Special Coordinator said Solomon Islands has recovered…

RSIPF at the forefront

THE Royal Solomon Islands police force (RSIPF) is now taking a leading role in policing in the country, a step described by RAMSI Special Coordinator Justine Braithwaite as a move to become a modern, professional and independent police force. In her message marking the 11 years of the partnership between RAMSI and Solomon Islands government…

‘The time is right to rearm’

THE Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) believes the time is right for Royal Solomon Islands police force (RSIPF) to pursue the limited rearmament of its police. RAMSI Special Coordinator Ms Justine Braithwaite in her message marking the 11 years of the partnership between RAMSI and the Solomon Islands government yesterday said the limited…