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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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    3 active covid-19 cases

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE country now has three covid-19 cases; one new one and two reactivated cases. The new one is a returning student from the Philippines, and the two reactivated cases are persons who...

    Fika denies issuing directive for Sunrise to sell seized logs

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO MINISTER of Environment, Titus Fika has denied issuing a directive for a logging company to sell tubi logs which the government had previously seized from it. This denial contradicts documents sighted by Island...

    AstraZeneca vaccine for SI confirmed

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO COVAX Facility has confirmed the allocation of a suggestive number of 108,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Solomon Islands despite missing out on Pfizer vaccines. This was confirmed by Prime Minister...

    Costly release

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    Maritime authority detains ship for spilling oil at Graciosa Bay BY BEN BILUA MARITIME authorities have detained a foreign log-ship which had spilled oil in Graciosa Bay waters, Temotu province. The vessel was at the Bay to...

    Covid-19 vaccine side effect very low: Rodgers

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE covid-19 vaccine side-effect is very low, says Dr Jimmie Rodgers. Rodgers, secretary to Prime Minister and deputy chairman to Over Sight Committee, clarified this in the recent radio talkback show due...

    Testing capabilities and current health facilities resources must step up

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    BY BARNABAS MANEBONA RESOURCING of testing capabilities and existing health facilities is recommended to step up in order to ensure the country is fully prepared for a possible Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Under ‘challenges and gaps’ point...

    High risk repa-flight arrives

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE much talked about repatriation flight that would bring in passengers from markedly high-risk countries in terms of covid-19 arrived last night. Loti Yates Director National Disaster Management Office (NMDO) confirmed to...

    National vaccination policy to be summitted to cabinet

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE national vaccination policy paper has been prepared to be submitted to the cabinet says Dr Yogesh Choudri Technical Advisor to Health Ministry. Choudhri said the paper is prepared by the Ministry...

    Landmark ruling

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA IN a landmark ruling, a Malaysian logging company has been ordered to pay $3.2 million to landowners in Isabel for trespass, nuisance and damages it caused to the environment. Solomon Islands Court of...

    SFA wants to reconcile with Orion

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO ATTEMPTS were made by a so-called police Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officer and two members of Solomon Forest Association to reconcile with Orion Limited Chan Chee Min last week. This started when Chan...