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    BLC insists for ‘outside’ review of new Bill

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Bills and Legislative Committee wants to see the Telecommunications (Amendment) Bill 2021 reviewed outside of Parliament. This was despite Clerk to Parliament David Kusilifu making the first reading of the Bill on...

    ‘No sim-card registration will weaken cybercrime law’

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    BY JARED KOLI The implementation of the proposed cybercrime legislation, currently being developed, will be difficult without SIM-card registration. Director of Communications in the Ministry of Communications and Aviation, Alwyn Danitofea informed the Bills and Legislation...

    Digital library for Solomon children

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    CHILDREN across the Solomon Islands will have the chance to read local stories that spark imagination and build foundations for a lifelong love of reading, with the nation’s first ever digital library of books...

    Review of Archives Act will strengthen public records

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    BY JARED KOLI THE Amendment of the ‘The Archives Act 1994’ will create a stronger obligation for government ministries to surrender sensitive public records to the National Archives of Solomon Islands (NASI). This is according to...

    First capital still without airport

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    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA CENTRAL Islands Province (CIP) though being host to the first national capital is still without an airport. Stanley Manetiva, premier of Central Islands Province, revealed this during the 40th anniversary celebration yesterday. He said...

    Reporters end mobile journalism training

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    UP to 16 journalists completed a three-day training in Honiara last Friday on how to produce news using mobile phones. Australian-government funded Pacific Media Assistance Scheme (PACMAS), in collaboration with the Media Association of Solomon...

    Gov’t intends to buy some airstrip lands

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Government is planning to come up with a budget to purchase land on which certain airstrips in the provinces were built. Most of the provincial airstrips are built on customary land. Ministry of...

    Archives goes digital

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    BY JARED KOLI The National Archives of the Solomon Islands (​NASI) is currently digitising the analogue records of the country it kept in its repository. The new digital preservation equipment known as METIS Scanner uses a...

    New machines to boost SIPPA work

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    WITH growing demand for its services, the Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA), on Tuesday took delivery of two ultra sound machines— thanks to Australia and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). SIPPA Executive Director...

    Solomon Power Signs Financing Agreement with Australia for Tina River Transmission System

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    Solomon Power and the Australian Infrastructure Financing Facility for the Pacific (AIFFP) have signed a USD22.7 million (SBD180 million) grant and loan financing agreement to build the 22km transmission system for the Tina River Hydropower...