RSIPV Gizo returns to Honiara

RSIPV Gizo is back on station and fully operational following maintenance work in Australia. The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) welcomed RSIPV Gizo and its crew back to Honiara following maintenance in Australia with a small ceremony at Aola Base in Honiara on 21 December 2022. Australian High Commissioner Dr Lachlan Strahan said “the…

Delay clarified

MHMS Permanent Secretary explains medical supplies, drugs distribution delays in parliament THE National Government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has given reasons for the delay in distributing medical drugs to rural health centres and hospitals in the provinces. MHMS Minister, Culwick Togamana, outlined two of the main reasons in parliament yesterday…

PM ACKNOWLEDGES DCGA MPS

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare acknowledged Members of Parliament (MPs) in the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) for their political maturity and love for the country.  PM Sogavare highlighted this during the sine die motion he moved to allow MPs to speak on issues of their interest. The Prime Minister pointed out that the violence…

NEW SOE BORN

Solomon Islands Broadband Tower Company coming soon SOLOMON Islands Government will establish a new state-owned enterprise (SOE) ‘Solomon Islands Broadband Tower Company’ to look after the 161 towers to be built around the country. This was revealed by the Minister of Communication and Aviation (MCA) in response to a question raised by the Opposition leader…

Counting gets underway for Choi, West

COUNTING of ballot papers for both Choiseul and Western Provincial election is now underway. The one day election was successfully held yesterday. For Western Province three counting centers are; Seghe, Noro and Gizo. Counting at Gizo already started around lunch time for Ranongah, Simbo, Vella and then Gizo Wards. A Police have already set up a…

USAID’s SCALE-NRM prepares potential grantees for the Forest and Development Fund grant

Following the December 1 awards ceremony for the first four Forest and Development Fund grants, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is preparing for more potential grantees. Through the Strengthening Competitiveness, Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Environment – Natural Resource Management (SCALE-NRM) project, the second set of Forest and Development Fund grants are under development. The SCALE-NRM project…

Choi, West to polls Wednesday

ELIGIBLE voters in Choiseul and Western Province will go to the polls today to elect their new members of the provincial assembly (MPA). This comes after six months of waiting which denied the people of the two provinces from having any caretaker government to lead them after the natural death of their respective governments in…