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…

GOV’T MUST BE PRAISED

‘Covid-19 is under control’   THE Solomon Islands Government must be praised for its tough stand in keeping our country and people safe from COVID-19 since the outbreak last year. This was the statement of a political observer who wanted his name withheld. The observer told the Solomon Star that although the national government was…

‘MOCKERY TO THE AWARDS’

Wale says awarding of CSI medal to Matthews is a mockery THE awarding of Cross of SI Medal to Tim Matthews, a Bribane Queen’s Counsel (QC) who lives and practises in Queensland, Australia has come under scrutiny from the Office of the Opposition Leader. Matthew Wale, MP, in a statement yesterday said the Medal and…

CSSI boss visits Kirakira Corrections

Commissioner of Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Gabriel Manelusi last week visited Kirakira Correctional Centre (KCC) in Makira Ulawa Province. During the visit he was given an official welcome, a statement from CSSI Media Unit said. The one day visit was to inform and strategize his officers on the projection of KCC, as well as…

28,800 doses of Astra Zeneca vaccines arrive

A batch of 28,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine that Aotearoa New Zealand has shared through COVAX has arrived in the country on Friday. New Zealand High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Her Excellency Ms. Georgina Roberts has joined the Minister of Health Dr Culwick Togamana, his Permanent Secretary Pauline McNeil, and Chief of UNICEF Solomon Islands…

Gov’t announces $4m for nurses’ practical program 

THE National Government will continue to support Nurses Supervised Practice Program by allocating SBD4 million in this year’s health budget.  This statement was made by Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), National Head of Nursing, Michael Larui in his keynote address during the recent 2021 Nurses Registration ceremony, Thursday.  Mr. Larui said the Democratic…