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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

YWCA Girls Rise Up! changes Clera’s life

CLERA Tegu is a 17 year-old girl from Makira Ulawa Province who says the Girls Rise Up! project “has changed my life.” Clera is one...
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    2 breached SOPE

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO TWO foreigners have breached State of Public Emergency (SOPE). Pauline McNeil, permanent secretary to Ministry of Health said these two breached the State of Public Emergency “in the sense that they were...

    40 percent of 108k AstraZeneca vaccine to come first

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO COVAX facility will be offering 40 percent of the approved AstraZeneca vaccine in the next quarter to support the country’s effort against covid-19. Dr Yogesh Choudhri, technical advisor to the Ministry pf...

    Oil spill charges

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    BY BEN BILUA CAPTAIN of a foreign bulk carrier accused of spilling oil into the pristine waters of Graciosa Bay, Temotu Province, more than two weeks ago is facing charges in the High Court. He is...

    Warriors still optimistic

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    City move into fifth spot BY PETER ZOLEVEKE II REIGNING TSL Champions Solomon Warriors are yet confident for a top spot finish this season after maintaining their second spot in 6-3 win over FC Isabel United...

    Manila 4th repa-flight likely March 7

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO AND BANARBAS MANEBONA THE fourth Manila repatriation flight is likely on March 7 but is yet to be confirmed, said Dr Jimmie Rodgers, deputy secretary to the Oversight Committee, yesterday. “We are...

    No evidence patients died from sleeping on floor: NRH

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO NATIONAL referral hospital (NRH) has rebuffed observations that ‘sleeping on the floor due to lack of bed’ is one contributing factor to deaths at the emergency ward. Chief Executive Officer of NRH,...

    Scholarships already awarded, ‘not true’: MEHRD

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    BY BARNABAS MANEBONA RUMOUR that certain applicants have already been awarded with 2021 Solomon Islands Government (SIG) scholarships is ‘not true’. The ministry of education (MEHRD) rebuts this saying selection process had only just begun. “It is...

    Hospital nightmare

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    20 beds, 60-100 patients per day at the Emergency BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE Emergency Department (ED) at the national referral hospital (NRH) sees 60 to 100 patients per day. This is with only 20 beds. And,...

    Manetiva clarifies ‘questionable payments’

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU THE Premier of Central province has clarified accusations of possible conflict of interest under his leadership in regards to payments being made to fuel depots owned by provincial workers.  The accusations against the...

    Garo rubbishes report over beetle invasion on noni

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    BY BEN BILUA CHAIRMAN of the North West Guadalcanal Subsistence Farmers Association (NWGSFA), Bernard Garo has rubbished reports of Rhinoceros beetle eating noni fruits, describing it to be unfounded and misleading. He made the statement in...