Travel ban?

Health ministry suggests the surest temporary means of protecting Solomon Islands, all eyes on cabinet to decide BY ALFRED PAGEPITU THE Ministry of health and medical...

HCC going tough

13 betel nut sellers arrested By Mike Puia THIRTEEN betel nut vendors were arrested and in custody as Honiara City Council (HCC) enforce tough measure against those illegally...

SI in ‘high risk’ areas, prevention efforts continue

BY ALFRED PAGEPITU THE Solomon Islands is grouped with the ‘high risk’ areas regarding the coronavirus and work has started to stop it reaching the country, health official says.

‘Need to do more’

WALE urges government to watch incoming vessels and students in China The Leader of Opposition, Matthew Wale, calls on the government to do more in dealing with the Wuhan coronavirus...

Cabinet approves $20m to support MHMS emergency preparedness and response

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO CABINET has endorsed $20 million in support of the emergency preparedness and response in terms of the current situation, says Pauline McNeil, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of...

NHEOC implements measures to check virus

BY ALFRED PAGEPITU THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has activated National Health Emergency Operation Centre (NHEOC) with multi-sectoral coordination with key government law enforcement agencies and health...

Avoid making speculations about China coronavirus: McNeil

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO PERMANENT Secretary of Health Pauline McNeil is calling on public and media outlets to avoid speculations about the China coronavirus. Mrs McNeil (MHMS) said the...

200 to 300 new cancer cases per year: NRH

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO SOLOMON Islands records between 200 and 300 new cancer cases a year, it is reported. Dr Soma, the country’s very own Oncologist serving at...

Health ministry advises caution amid report of quarantined coronavirus suspects in Rennell

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has advised public especially in Rennell island, Renbel province, to practice caution and respect quarantine boundaries amid report that four crewmen of a Bintan...

Mua launches 4-yr national NCD strategic plan

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO MINISTER for Health and Medical Services Dickson Mua on Thursday launched the four years multi-sectoral national Non-communicable Diseases strategic plan 2019-2023. The four-year multi sectoral strategic plan is a collaborative effort of...


Important role of Labour Mobility Oversight Committee

THE Labour Mobility Oversight Committee (LMOC) has an important role in Labour mobility.

Gov’t hands $800K towards Aussie bush fire

By Mike Puia THE government last night handed SBD$800,000 towards the Australia...

Australia opens up for Solomon Islands

BY ALFRED PAGEPITU AUSTRALIA is considering ‘further opening up its doors’ to Solomon Islanders, it is reported. This is...

Indonesia pushes for an umbrella framework cooperation agreement with Solomon Islands

By Alfred Sasako   INDONESIA'S Ambassador to Solomon Islands, Adriana Supandy, has revealed his country wants an Umbrella Framework...

PM to produce PIF report to Cabinet

By EDDIE OSIFELO PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will present the report of the government’s trip to the recent...

Aust announces $11m funding for marine pollution

BY CHARLES KADAMANA In Funafuti, Tuvalu THE Australian government has announced SBD$11m for the Pacific Regional Environment programme to...
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