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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

MHMS plan to establish quarantine facilities at provinces

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO MINISTRY of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) plans to establish quarantine facilities at the provinces...
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    Disturbing disability figures in the Solomon Islands

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    THE Acting general secretary for the Solomon Islands National Council of Women and vice president of People with Disabilities Solomon Islands Casper Fa’asala announced last week that there are more than 60,000 people in...

    It’s my fourth and I keep asking why

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    LAST week was, from memory my fourth visit to Guangdong Province on the eastern coastline of China. I remember how the place looked in 1985 when as a journalist working in Papua New Guinea...

    Climate change implications already impacting on the human rights of Solomon Islanders

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    THE Prime Minister of the Solomon Islands, the Hon Manasseh Sogavare, last week made a call to the United States to reconsider its position on the Paris climate agreement and join the global fight...

    What you drop around, comes around

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    Stop open defaecation and purchase cheaper toilet today   BY PRIESTLEY HABRU WHEN you fail to notice blue flies swarming your uncovered food after feasting from human wastes disposed carelessly in nearby bushes or beaches; then you...

    Why not a supplementary volunteer youth programme committed to community service?

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    In the Solomon Islands the [email protected] scheme, which was initiated by the Pacific Forum and now aided by a range of donor partners including the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs (DFAT), Plan International Australia...

    PNG’s leap forward – 42 years of Independence

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    Commentary   OUR big Melanesian brother Papua New Guinea celebrated its 42nd Independence Anniversary on Saturday. PNG became self-governing in December 1973 and achieved independence on September 16, 1975. As a nation they’ve come a long way over...

    You either leave power or power will leave you

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    By Alfred Sasako THE last thing any leader, political and industrial leaders alike would consider doing, particularly when they are pushed, is making the rush decision to accept that the time has come to throw...

    Environmental sustainability

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    IT has been reported recently that the community of Barana on Mt Austen, Guadacanal, is determined to re-plant trees and protect the ecosystems in a proposed park. At a community consultation organised last week by...

    Serving the charitable needs of the Solomon Islands

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    IN March 2015, I launched my personal website – www.solomonislandsinfocus.com that I painstakingly designed and funded for the sole purpose of aiding good causes in the Solomon Islands with an emphasis on illustrating locally...

    ACADEMIC SUCCESS, SCHOLARSHIPS AND CANADIAN SEASONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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    AT a recent graduation ceremony held at the Victoria University in Australia, Ms, Irene Paulsen, originally from Buala in Isabel Province was proudly capped as Dr Irene Paulsen, PhD. In the mid-late 1990s, Irene was...