BORDERS TO REOPEN IN JULY

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has announced the full reopening of international borders commencing on 1 July 2022. Cabinet has approved the reopening of borders following recommendations from the Border Opening Committee of the covid-19 Oversight Committee. This move comes after the eventual easing of COVID-19 restrictions from last month which means domestic restrictions will be…

Opposition Leader congratulates new Australia PM

OPPOSITION Leader Hon Matthew Wale has congratulated Labor Party leader Anthony Albanese as Australia’s new prime minister-elect. In a statement today, Hon Wale conveyed his congratulations to Albanese and the Labor Party on their victory. “Congratulations are in order from myself and the Solomon Islands Opposition Group members on your election victory,” the Opposition Leader…

Former PM recommends school fee subsidy

FORMER Prime Minister and former Education Minister has suggested that Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) should consider a school fee subsidy this year in light of the health and financial challenges. Dr Derek Sikua in an interview said, the COVID-19 Pandemic has not only affected the education of our children in Solomon…

Solomon Islands strengthens commitment to improved access to quality education for all children 

On Friday, the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has launched the National Education Action Plan (NEAP) 2022-2026 reaffirming its commitment to learning improvement and quality education for all children in Solomon Islands.  The NEAP 2022-2026 has a strong focus on a better education management system, access and inclusion in education for all…

Sogavare congratulates new Australia’s new PM

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated Australia’s new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on his election victory as the 31st Prime Minister of Australia. In a statement on Sunday, Sogavare said Albanese’s election victory signifies that the people of Australia embraced Mr. Albanese’s vision, policy frameworks and the direction he espoused for Australia and more broadly…

AIRCRAFT ON SALE

A huge drawback for Solomon Airlines SOLOMON Airlines is planning to sell off its sole Dash-8 Aircraft, a move which runs counter to the Government’s costly upgrade of regional aerodromes, sources have revealed. The national carrier’s Chief Executive Officer, Brett Gebers outlined his Dash-8 sale off plan at the Airlines’ board meeting in Honiara last…