Ezi-Pei launched

SOLOMON Islands Postal Corporation (SIPC) yesterday officially launched its new online financial payment platform called Ezi-Pei. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare launched the new service. This means customers registered with Ezi-Pei will be able to buy their water, power and other services and products using their mobile phones..  Solomon Island Postal Corporation CEO Alfred Ghemu said…

HIGH RISK 

Solomon Islands faces a high risk when it comes to Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil when speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Honiara. McNeil told local reporters that the virus has spread to other countries globally and now…

Three communities in Isabel achieve ‘NOD’ status

Kolomamata, Sidu and Kuchira in Isabel province have earned their No Open Defecation (NOD) status on the 19th of December 2019 amidst well – deserved celebrations.  This brings the number of certified communities in Isabel province to eighteen.  These significant, remarkable and positive achievements thanks to the Government of Australia for improvement of Water Sanitation…

Siporae Tribal Forest declared Conservation Area

A SECOND Forest Conservation Area has been declared at Choiseul province, the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorology (MECCDMM) has revealed. The Siporae Tribal Forest Conservation Area has been launched and declared a protected area under the Protected Areas Act 2010 by the Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology…

19 locals end APTC Labour Mobility International prep course 

Nineteen (19) Solomon Islanders successfully completed a two-week Labour Mobility International Preparation course with the Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC), aimed at preparing them to live and work in Australia under the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS). Delivered in Honiara from 2-13 December 2019, the training was APTC’s first-ever pilot project for selected participants who were…

Life changing wharf for Marovo to commence soon

A wharf project that is expected to transform and improve shipping services to more than 5000 people in ward 23 of Marovo constituency is expected to commence this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure Development (MID) Manasseh Maelanga with the Member of Parliament for Marovo constituency Chachabule Rebi Amoi made a site visit…

PM: cable system will boost development goals

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government is pursuing major national development projects in the country. Speaking during the launching of the Taro Cable Station on Monday, Prime Minister Sogavare said the DCGA government is pursuing exciting developments in the sectors of agriculture, tourism, fisheries, forestry, mining, infrastructure and trade.  He said these major projects…

Suidani: top police officers should remain

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has raised concern over policing in Malaita Province after information surfaced that most of the top cops serving in Malaita over the years will be posted elsewhere in the country.  Premier Suidani told this paper in an exclusive interview that Malaita, a province with the biggest population deserves to be…

Secondary school scholarships program 

In December 2019, Solomon Islands was among the first in the Pacific to sign on to an exciting new initiative when it confirmed its participation in Australia’s Pacific Secondary School Scholarships Program (PSSSP). The prestigious scholarship program will offer young Pacific Island students the opportunity to complete senior secondary school in Australia, develop necessary skills…