SI-NZ signs $240m airfield Upgrade deal

A SBD$240 million Provincial Airfield Upgrade being jointly funded by New Zealand, Australia and Solomon Islands is off the ground. An initial funding arrangement of SBD1.4M for the upgrades at Seghe in Western Province and Taro on Choiseul Province was signed on Monday at the New Zealand High Commission in Honiara between the New Zealand…

RSIPF admits to TSI article on One Link 

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) had acknowledged the Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) media article published on the one link Pacifica missing cash exhibits on 20 June 2021. Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) points of concern are very true on which they have raised that the Police officer alleged for stealing the one link Pacifica…

GOV’T COMMITTED TO IMPROVE NRH 

IN terms of support from the National Government, the Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Health and Medical Service (MHMS), Pauline McNeil said they have received increased support lately. She made the comments in her closing remarks during the press conference, Tuesday. It was understood that the press conference was held after her ministry was bombarded…

One Link Pacifica Court cases

One Link mentor gives evidence against scheme One Link’s owner, Dora to plea today  One Link mentor gives evidence against scheme   A ONE Link Pacifica mentor who is yet to receive payments or refunds after he deposited more than $86,000 into the scheme between December 2019 and February 2020 has testified against the scheme’s…

NRH IN CHAOS

Is the government neglecting the country’s biggest Hospital?   THE struggling National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara is suffocating as the current situation now is dubbed as NRH crisis by local medical doctors and also patients who are admitting there. The issue is currently the hottest topic in the social media platform now. A doctor…

Work on CT scan complex makes progress

WORK on the Computer Tomography (CT) Scan project at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) is making progress. That’s according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) following questions of the progress of the work. In a statement last week the Ministry provided an update with clarifications on the project components and processes involved…

North Vella students urged to get good grades

PERMANENT Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education Dr Franco Rodie has encouraged self-sponsored students of North Vella La Vella in Western Province studying at both Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands Campus (USPSI) to get good grades with high GPA score so that they can obtain government…

COVID-19 vaccination roll out for GP launched

As part of government’s strategy to make the COVID-19 vaccine accessible to the people of Solomon Islands, the  Guadalcanal Province (GP) launched the COVID-19 vaccine roll out by reaching out to the people on Friday.  The  Province’s Premier Francis Sade and his deputy Lazarus Rima were the first to receive the vaccine shot from the…

PM hails signing of Tina River Transmission System

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has hailed the historic agreement signing of the Financing Agreement of the Tina River Transmission System last week. The PM witnessed the signing ceremony at the Heritage Park Hotel, a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. The transmission system is the critical piece of infrastructure needed to enable the…