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    PM Briefed on Projects under US Development.

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    The United States of America this week updated Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on plans to upgrade the former’s development programmes in the country.  The US Deputy Chief of Mission from the Port Moresby Embassy, Mr....

    Australia steps up towards Pacific Women empowerment programme

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo AUSTRALIAN Government has committed AUD170 million towards women empowerment programme in the Pacific. Speaking during the opening of the 14th Triennial Conference on Tuesday, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women,...

    SI attends Triennial to sustain momentum towards gender equality

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO SOLOMON Islands including Pacific Islands countries are currently attending the 14th Triennial Conference for Pacific Women conducted virtually aimed at sustaining the momentum towards gender equality in the Pacific. Permanent Secretary for...

    Cabinet to decide on high-risk flights

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO CABINET is yet to decide on operating incoming travelers from high-risk countries, says Albert Kabui - special secretary to Prime Minister. Mr Kabui said these flights are from high-risk countries especially Papua...

    Virtual session on Right to Information

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    The UN Pacific Regional Anti-Corruption (UN-PRAC) project, a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) joint project, and experts from Australia, New Zealand and Vanuatu in...

    SI provides medical help to US military member

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    ON March 16, 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball contacted the U.S. Consular Agent in Honiara to say a crewman on board was ill with a suspected inflamed appendix and asked for urgent...

    The good Samaritans

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    Local students assist in disaster voluntary recovery work in Fiji BY JARED KOLI "LOVE your neighbour as you love yourself," said young Eugene Gavibatu, "does not refer to the ones close to your home." "It actually refers...

    Police officer and dog hit by fleeing car

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    (RNZ) A 68-year-old man is due to appear in the Invercargill District Court today after he allegedly hit an officer and a police dog with his car last night. Police said they attempted to stop...

    State of Emergency extended

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU Government 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...

    UNICEF promises support for vaccination drive

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO UNICEF office in Solomon Islands has assured government of Solomon Islands and its people of continued commitment and support for a successful vaccination drive. Dr Zelalem Taffesse, UNICEF field officer, echoed this...