New office boosts Aust-SI trade relations

THE opening of the the country’s first Consulate General Office in Brisbane on Friday 5th October – signaling a new era in trade and economic cooperation between Solomon Islands and Australia. Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Jeremiah Manele cut the ribbon to officially open the office, said a statement from the Government Communications…

43 nurses leave for Vanuatu

THE SECOND batch of nurses, 43 in total left the country on Monday to take up new jobs in Vanuatu. They are being recruited by the Vanuatu Government. Most of them will spend two years under their contracts, working in various clinics and hospitals around Vanuatu. They will join the 28 nurses that were recruited in July…

Temotu to launch policy document

THE Temotu Unity Government for Rural Advancement (TUGRA) has prepared to launch its Policy Document 2019-2024 this Thursday. This was confirmed by the provincial government in a statement sent to this paper, Monday. “On Thursday 10th of October 2019, TUGRA will launch its Policy Document.   “The document contains priority policy areas TUGRA anticipate to implement…

New Deputy Premier for Temotu

TEMOTU province now has a new deputy Premier who will also be the new Minister of Natural Resources following the sacking of the former, Philip Mali. Mr Mali was sacked by the Temotu Unity Government for Rural Advancement (TUGRA) under the leadership of Premier Clay Forau, on Saturday 5th October 2019. A statement from the…

Police recover dead body 

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Western Province have recovered the body of a 40-year-old man who had drowned in the sea outside of Kekehe Village in Munda last Friday. This was made known to this paper by the Police Media Unit on Monday. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) of Western Province, Chief…

Kenilorea denies claims he’s offered DPM post

DEPUTY Opposition leader Peter Kenilorea Jnr has denied media reports he’s been offered the deputy prime minister’s position. Journalist Alfred Sasako made the claim in an article he penned last week. But Kenilorea said: Alfred Sasako’s musings are his own wishful thinking. “I have not been offered any posts within the current Democratic Coalition Government…