DUBAI ROCKED

THE country’s cultural performers have propelled the country’s profile to new heights after an electrifying performance at the Solomon Islands National Day celebration at the Dubai Expo 2020 on Tuesday 21 December. Iare Pan Pipers from Makira Ulawa, two artists from the Kaumakonga contemporary band from Renbel and Solo Artist James Kauhiona from Amamata contemporary…

Alleged M4D leader on bail

THE alleged leader of the Malaita for Democracy (M4D) accused of planning the unauthorised public assembly that later led to the three days of riot in Honiara was released on bail yesterday. Simon Mannie, 58, was released on a cash bail of $1,000 attached with strict bail conditions. He will appear again in court on…

WHO on Pfizer efficiency

The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative says WHO granted Pfizer vaccine clearance in terms of quality, safety, and efficacy rate of 95% against symptomatic and against a variety of coronavirus variants. WHO country Representative Dr Sevil Huseynova highlighted this during the launch of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday at the National Referral Hospital (NRH)…

Push for peace education

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) is planning to revisit the curriculum by emphasis teaching peace education in our schools. Minister of Education Lanelle Tanagada highlighted this in parliament during her contribution to the sine die motion recently. She highlighted the importance of peace education following last month’s rioting, looting…

Delegation arrives in Dubai

The Solomon Islands delegation to the Dubai 2020 World Expo led by the Minister of Commerce, Industry, Labor and Immigration Hon Frederick Kologeto arrived in Dubai on Sunday ahead of the Solomon Islands National Day on December 21. The delegation consisting of Government and Private Sector Officials and cultural performers arrived on separate flights from…

SPM thanks foreign forces

SOLOMON Islands is slowly returning to normalcy. And because of that Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr Jimmie Rodgers has thanked the foreign forces for helping the country bounced back to normalcy over the past weeks. Honiara was hit by rioting, looting and burning late last month after a peaceful protest calling for the removal…

BIG WASTE

About 2000 doses wasted due to low vaccine coverage ABOUT 2000 vaccine doses have been wasted after reaching its expiry date due to low vaccination coverage in of the provinces. This was revealed by the Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dr Yogesh Choudri during yesterday’s talk-back show. He could…