Dr Jilini: let’s all make our holiday safer

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) through its National Health Emergency Operation Centre (NHEOC) encourages everyone to work together to ensure a safe Christmas and New Year holiday season. “Holidays are important but your health and that of your family, friends, and relatives should also come first especially in this period”. NHEOC Incidence…

SHE JUST KEEPS IT COMING

IT’S a time of the year when even the busiest of politicians down their tools, put their feet up, and snooze off for a well-earned rest. Not so, the newly-elected MP for North East Guadalcanal, Ethel Lency Vokia. On Wednesday Hon. Vokia showed what a man cannot do, she does. Some 20 units of 070 chainsaws…

SINU to open on 4 Jan

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will resume normal duties as of 4th January 2021 after its closure today for Christmas and New Year’s break. In a statement issued yesterday, SINU management said that the University will have its final half-day of work today (until 12 pm) and will resume normal business on Monday 4…

Approved ESP applicants nationwide 

SINCE the launch of the Economic Stimulus Package Portal website (esp.sig.gov.sb) on Friday, the data entry officer said the total approved so far is 2327.  Data Entry Officer Vincent Obimae however told the media that more will be inputted as they progress Data entry team. Since Friday last week, this is how the approved applicants nationwide…

FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL DIES IN FIJI

JULIAN Moti – the man who once was the thorn-in-the-side in Solomon Islands – Australia relations – has died of a heart attack in Fiji. Moti, which in Hindi and Urdu means pearl, served as Attorney General in controversial circumstances. In 2006 he was secretly flown to Munda, Western Province aboard a PNG military aircraft…

THOMAS GIOSIA IS ASKING WHY?

THOMAS Giosia – the 73-year-old artist who was asked to design Solomon Islands’ national flag – is seeking answers for what he described as “unexplained changes” to the positioning of colours on the flag. “My design was based on the Biblical account of creation in the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible.…

PM hails ESP online database avenue

MEMBERS of the public can now access the ESP Management Information and Content Management System through the government portal – ESP.SIG.GOV.SB Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made the statement during his final nation-wide address for this year on Monday. Sogavare said as the long-awaited ‘Economic Stimulus Package Management Information and Content Management System’ [ESP – MI…

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…