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    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...

    Women’s regional meeting attracts more participants

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo OVER one thousand participants from the public and private sectors will take part in the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and the 7th Meeting of Pacific Ministers for Women which kicks...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    NZ-SI relationship honoured ahead of monument unveiling

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    A small ceremony was organized by the New Zealand High Commission in Honiara to honour the significant involvement of Solomon Islanders in World War II, and ahead of a scheduled unveiling of a new...

    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...

    Pacific Fisheries Surveillance Operation a success

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    The first Forum Fisheries Agency coordinated fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance operation of 2021, Operation Rai Balang concluded last week after two weeks of increased surveillance effort in eight Pacific nations.   National organisations in Federated...

    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...

    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,...