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    Winrock holds session with Malaita Public Accounts Committee

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    BY SAMIE WAIKORI AUKI THE Public Accounts Committee (PAC) under the Malaita Provincial Assembly held an information sharing session with Winrock SCALE-NRM Deputy Chief of Party, Dr Morgan Wairiu last week in Auki. PAC chairman, and MPA...

    MPA concerned with border crossers

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU Choiseul province government is wary of the high risk of covid-19 entering the country via the western border. Ward 12 MPA, Nerio Ulemiki voiced concern on how traditional border crossers from Western region...

    Alarming coral bleaching in Marovo Lagoon: study

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    BY BEN BILUA GOVERNMENT’s institutions have demonstrated lack of capabilities in research and welfare of the country’s environment and are depending on International Non Government Organisations to provide necessary information. This was demonstrated in the current...

    Vaccination to commence Wednesday

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE official launch and roll out of the newly arrived AstraZeneca vaccine will commence next week on Wednesday at the Central Field Hospital according to Health Minister Dr Culwick Togamana. Togamana said...

    DD HOLIDAY INN MAKES COMEBACK

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    By EDDIE OSIFELO LOCAL tourism operators in the country were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic when Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare declared a State of Public Emergency in March 2020. Their businesses which heavily relied on...

    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...

    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....

    Indonesia pledges support towards peace building

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    BY GEORGINA KEKEA In Yogyakarta, Indonesia INDONESIAN National Defence Forces (INDF) Peace keeping Centre is a training facility of various institutions, ministries, institutions for both civilian and military. Inaugurated in 2014, it is the largest security...

    VIEWPOINT- Pacific Way(s) and regionalism

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    TARCISIUS KABUTAULAKA THE tumultuous dispute over the selection of the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), which led to Micronesian countries deciding to withdraw from the premier regional organisation, provides an opportunity to...

    WHO vows support for SI safe vaccine roll-out

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO WORLD Health Organisation office in Solomon Islands has promised to support government in giving direction for safe administration of the AstraZeneca vaccine. This was conveyed by Dr Sevil Huseynova, WHO country representative,...