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Saturday, December 3, 2022

Climate finance roadmap launched

BY NED GAGAHE Finance Minister Harry Kuma...

Court wants a quick one on Winwin case

BY JENNIFER KUSAPA Court has told counsels in...

Gov’t hopes to table TRC report next year

By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Government hopes to table...

Fair Glory given permit to sail to Western Province

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BY BEN BILUAGizo MV Fair Glory has been given the greenlight to sail to Western Province on the 28th of this month. Chairperson of Western Provincial Disaster Operation Committee confirmed this to Island Sun Gizo in...

WHO approves Sinopharm, approval for SI this week

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO FOLLOWING the approval of Sinopharm by the World Health Organisation, the National Drugs Medicine and Therapeutics committee will now consider the approval of the vaccine for use in the country this...

Economy can improve if borders are reopened: PM

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PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the country’s economy could really be boosted if our borders are reopened. However, he said our borders could only be reopened if the majority of people in the country are...

Beulah hits out at gov’t over education policy

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BY BEN BILUAGizo BEULAH Provincial Secondary School Board has questioned the government’s post covid-19 Education Policy saying many boarding schools are suffering as a result of government’s failure to honor its policy. Principal of Beulah PSS...

10 recovered, 3 remain positive

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO OF the 17 recorded cases of covid-19 in the country 10 have recovered and three remain positive with four still in isolation at the National Referral Hospital (NHR). Dr Gregory Jilini, deputy...

Lag in govt’s vaccination roll out for people with disability

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BY IRWIN ANGIKI Government is not keeping track of the country’s persons with disability community in its vaccination drive. This concern was raised during a four-day workshop in Honiara (from June 1-4) by participants living with...

Malaita, the least vaccinated province

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BY SAMIE WAIKORI Auki SINCE the roll out of covid-19 vaccine (AstraZeneca) in Malaita province last year, only 19 percent of eligible population of nearly 90,000 had completed their doses. It’s a worrying statistic and it means...

National vaccination coverage at 47 percent 

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE national vaccination coverage rate currently stands at 47 percent. Minister for Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana confirmed this. “The vaccination program has faced many challenges  leading to lower coverage,” Togamana...

SI lack capacity to treat covid-19 outbreak: Ghabu

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO SOLOMON Islands does not have the capacity to handle a covid-19 outbreak in the country if there should be any, says Dr Jones Ghabu. Ghabu, senior consultant physician at the National Referral...

Prime Minister’s Directive doubled numbers of people vaccinated on Day 4

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At day 4, a day after the Prime Minister issued directive for all frontline workers from frontline ministries and agencies to come forward for vaccination had seen a doubling of the number of people...