Facebook ban is an attack on human rights

Civil Society Organisations in the Solomon Islands are utterly disappointed with the Cabinet’s decision to suspend the world’s biggest social networking site, Facebook. A statement from the Development Services Exchange (DSE) said at a time when Solomon has confirmed cases of Covid-19 and updates are shared through the platform, the government moves to shut it…

SOPE APPROVED

Govt urged to speed the bill Parliament has passed the motion to approve the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) and for its continuation moved by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Thursday. Parliament approved the Proclamation by His Excellency the Governor-General declaring a State of Public Emergency exists in the Solomon Islands, on 25th November 2020 pursuant…

BNE, AKL, HIR repatriation flight set

Subject to regulatory approval, the national flag carrier will operate a further repatriation flight in early December to bring more stranded Solomon Islands citizens home via New Zealand. Solomon Airlines in a statement said the repatriation flight will operate as follows: 6 December – Flight IE630 Brisbane-Auckland-Honiara will depart Brisbane at 9.15 am arriving in…

11 doctors graduate from Internship Bridging Program with support from Australia 

Eleven young Solomon Islands doctors graduated today (26 November) from the Bridging Internship Program in a special ceremony held at Honiara’s National Referral Hospital (NRH). The program ensures that medical graduates who have returned from overseas study are properly prepared before they commence formal medical intern training.  The Bridging Internship Program, run by the Solomon…

HCC, Plan International, YWCA seal deal

PARTNERSHIP Agreements aimed at promoting “Safer Cities for Girls” have been signed-in a tripartite arrangement involving the Plan International Solomon Islands (PISI), the Honiara City Council (HCC) and the Young Women’s Christian Association, (YWCA). City Clerk Rence Sore and the Country Program Manager of Plan International Solomon Islands, Ella Kauhue signed the first accord last…

MP farewells, backs PLS workers

East Are’Are workers employed by Australian companies under the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) got a farewell from their Member of Parliament, Peter Kenilorea Jnr at the East Are Are Constituency Office (EACO) on Tuesday.  Six workers from the constituency will travel to Australia under the labour scheme. Mr. Kenilorea encouraged the workers, all of whom…