MRD commences monitoring of CDF support

The Ministry of Rural Development will commence its monitoring of Constituency Development Fund (CDF) support funds to selected constituencies next week. MRD Deputy Secretary Technical (DST) Hugo Hebala said that the monitoring of CDF is an instrument basically to complement the M & E monitoring activity at the constituency level. The monitoring will be carried…

Private Sector partnership with Community Policing Committees, MHMS to vamp up COVID-19 vaccine coverage

Amid Solomon Islands’ continuous efforts to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates, the private sector aligns with the Government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) by organizing a three-day awareness to disseminate information to help communities in and around Honiara gain better understanding and make informed decision about COVID-19 vaccines. The Solomon Islands Chamber…

SCALE-NRM PARTNER WITH LOCAL CONSERVATION GROUP FOR FOREST CONSERVATION INITIATIVES

Winrock International Solomon Islands, among other ongoing activities, has signed a partnership agreement with Mai Ma’asina Greenbelt to progress forest conservation activities, and in particular one of the core activities of the SCALE-NRM project in Malaita Province – Protected Areas and Payment of Ecosystem Services (PES) which include Carbon Trading. Mai Ma’asina Greenbelt (MMGB) is…

Police arrest a 21yr-old male for damaging ATM

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested a 21-year-old male person for damaging an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), which is owned by the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited in Chinatown recently. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City, Superintendent Jimson Robo says that it will be alleged in court that…

SINU graduation today

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will conducts its much anticipated graduation today. The university on Tuesday released the final list of names of students who will be graduate this morning at Maranatha Conference Centre. According to the SINU Senior Marketing & Promotions Officer and Public Relations Officer Estee Lonamei said around 1400 students have…

20% SI land registered

AN estimated 20% of land in Solomon Islands is legally registered. That’s according to International Finance Cooperation (ICF) Tourism Consultant Björn Svensson. Mr. Svensson highlighted this in his presentation during the launching of the Western Province Investable Sites Report and Solomon Islands Tourism Investment guide on Friday at Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. The 20%…

Airlines announces extended service to Sydney

Solomon Airlines will commence fortnightly passenger flights from Honiara to Sydney, with the airline’s Airbus A320 then continuing on to Brisbane. The Sydney services will initially operate during November and December only, flying Honiara-Sydney-Brisbane on 19 November, 3 December and 17 December, a statement issued by Solomon Airlines said yesterday. Flight IE710 will depart Honiara…

CHINA’S $90M PAY OUT

50 constituencies to receive $1.8m each in CDF GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) early this week released SBD$90 million under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to all 50 constituencies. This means each constituency will receive about $1.8million, a statement issued by MRD Media Unit said. The funding assistance targeted at alleviating poverty…