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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

New political party formed

BY NED GAGAHEA new political party has...

Seven communities to benefit from US grant

By EDDIE OSIFELOABOUT seven communities in Guadalcanal...

Case of woman assault returns to court today

BY JENNIFER KUSAPATHE case of a woman...

Govt enquires about permanent visa status in Australia

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By EDDIE OSIFELOSOLOMON Islands government has asked Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong on the quota in the 3000 permanent visa for Pacific Islands countries.However, the Australian Labour government is still to finalise the arrangement...

Agovaka withholds funds for Malaita projects

By EDDIE OSIFELOMINISTER of Communication and Aviation Peter Shanel Angovaka has deferred the Cabinet paper to divert the SBD$254.5 million (US$31.7 m) World Bank funding support earmarked for various projects in Malaita province.The funding...

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

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BY IRWIN ANGIKIGovernment 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...

State of Emergency extended

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITUGovernment has decided to extend the state of public emergency (SOPE), making this the fourth consecutive SOPE.The third state of emergency ended at 12pm last night.Acting on advice from the Cabinet, Governor...

Isabel landowners refused to sign access agreement

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By EDDIE OSIFELOTHE landowning tribes on tenement D in Bugotu, Isabel Province, have refused to sign the Surface Access Agreement with Solomon Islands Resources Company Limited to carry out nickel prospecting on their land.This...

RECOVERY TO COST MORE THAN 200 MILLION

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The recovery for businesses looted and burned in last week’s unrest are estimated to cost more than SBD200 million with a loss of more than one thousand jobs.These figures are likely to increase as...

11 babies born on New Year’s day

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOEleven babies were born on New Year at the labour ward, National Referral Hospital.This was confirmed by Julian Timothy, nurse in charge for Labour Ward, NRH yesterday.“During first day of the...

National security briefing underway

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BY BEN BILUAGizoOFFICIALS from the Ministry of Police, Prime Minister’s Office and Western Provincial Government yesterday discussed the National Security Strategy (NSS) and National Border Security Strategy (NBSS) action plans.National Security Adviser to the...

Sinopharm official launch this Friday: PM

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOTHE official launch of Sinopharm covid-19 vaccine is scheduled for this Friday following approval from the National Drugs Medicine and Therapeutic Committee.Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this yesterday in his national...

Solomons Gold Mine of shrimps and their roles on river ecology.

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BY PRIESTLEY HABRUA log carrier vessel anchors few kilometres offshore on Rakata River mouth on Isabel Province in the Solomon Islands in April 2021.Upstream an expedition by a group of French and local biologists...