Manetoali applauds Church-Gov’t partnership policy

Minister for Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs (MTGPEA) Hon Samuel Manetoali has praised the Government’s policy to recognize and support the roles of ecclesiastical institutions in the country. Speaking during his 2021 Appropriation Bill 2021 debate speech in Parliament, Friday, Minister Manetoali said by recognising and supporting the roles played by ecclesiastical institutions, is…

PRINCE PHILIP PASSES ON

Solomon Islands joins Royal Family to mourn loss The Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness, Prince Philip has died on Friday morning at Windsor Castle in England, at the age of 99. Governor-General, His Excellency Sir David Vunagi formally announced the death of His Royal Highness, in a broadcasted message last night. Sir David said…

Ete: NRH needs and independent board 

CHAIRMAN of the Public Accounts Committee and Member of Parliament for East Honiara, Douglas Ete re-echoed the argument to have an independent board to oversee clinical and corporate governance of the National Referral Hospital. Ete who is also a former Chief Executive Officer of NRH said this argument has been on the radar for more…

MHMS: CT scan project ongoing

THE Permanent Secretary for Health and Medical, Mrs. Pauline McNeil informed the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) that works on the CT Scan project is ongoing and the ministry aims to complete the project this year. She told the PAC when the Committee enquired into the status of the project and its completion date. The Permanent…

18 yrs over to be jabbed by end year

The Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) says Government is hoping to vaccinate the country’s entire population above 18 years by the end of 2021.  Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM), Dr. Jimmie Rodgers made the statement during the National Oversight Committee public forum held at the National Auditorium last week.  He said the whole population needs…

SBD $200M FOR PRODUCTIVE SECTOR

THE Government has allocated a total of SB$209.8 million in the 2021 budget to boost the productive sector ministries. This allocation, according to the Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma is necessary to support the government’s economic recovery initiatives, stimulate growth and create investment opportunities.  Of the total budgetary allocation, the Ministry of Agriculture…

18yrs over to be jabbed by end year

The Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) says Government is hoping to vaccinate the country’s entire population above 18 years by the end of 2021.  Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM), Dr. Jimmie Rodgers made the statement during the National Oversight Committee public forum held at the National Auditorium last week.  He said the whole population needs…