Kids fly free on Air Kiribati international

Air Kiribati CEO, Mr. Tarataake Teannaki, has announced that Air Kiribati has launched its new fare promotion “Kids Fly Free” on its international air services to Funafuti and Honiara. The promotion allows a paying adult to have one child between the ages of 2 and 11 to accompany them free of charge (taxes are applicable)…

PM: Thank you my Rennell/Bellona people

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has acknowledged the dignity and pride of the people of Rennell/Bellona Province, whom have dedicated their invaluable service to Solomon Islands. The prime minister in his speech to mark the 25th Second Appointed Day Silver Jubilee celebrations in Tingoa, Rennell Island, has thanked and congratulated the working population and the people…

DRUGS ARRIVING

  The drug shortage situation in the country has started to stabilize, as some of the essential drugs that had been out of stock are now arriving into the country, over the past two days. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet stated that at the National Referral Hospital, more than…

MANAOBA AIRPORT OPENS

Dash-8 makes inaugural flight By EDDIE OSIFELO SOLOMON Airlines Dash 8 known as ‘Magapode’ has made its first inaugural flight to Manaoba airfield in North East Malaita, Friday. This came after the disputing parties to the airfield signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to open it for commercial flight, on Thursday 19th October 2017. Prior…

PM urges health bosses to step up effort

THE Minister of Health and his Permanent Secretary have to carry out stronger leadership in ensuring shortage of essential drugs never happen again, Prime Minister Rick Hou says. Speaking to local journalists on Thursday morning, Mr Hou, said that the current drugs shortage in the country is under the health leaders’ watch and they need…

Govt rebuffs report

The Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) has clarified the front page article of the Island Sun issue of Thursday 19th July 2018 entitled “Govt’s Decisive Steps on Drug Crisis” published in the Island Sun on Thursday, 19 July 2018. A statement from the Government Communications Unit on Thursday stated, “The article is…

Meeting to fight CRB held successfully

A MEETING over a clean-up plan to manage Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) was successfully held, Wednesday. Advisor to the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) National Taskforce, Bob Macfarlane, said the meeting was basically to work on a new project funded under the New Zealand Government to help eradicate the CRB in the Solomon Islands. Mr. Macfarlane…

Local Fulton community celebrates independence

THE Solomon Islands community in and around Nadi, Fiji, on Sunday 8th July celebrated the country’s 40th anniversary celebration. The event commenced with a flag rising ceremony on Sunday morning. This was followed by a morning tea. The ceremony was graced with the presence of about 100 local Adventist teachers who attended an educational leaders…

Western Province Bolsters Women’s Inclusion With Launch of Women’s Policy

Gizo, 18 July 2018 –The Western Provincial Government has affirmed its commitment to addressing gender and women’s issues with the launch of its first-ever women’s policy. The Western Province Women’s Empowerment and Transformation Policy for Development is a blueprint for the strategies, projects and programmes the province can use to address obstacles that prevent women…