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Monday, September 27, 2021


    -Roll-out plan of AstraZeneca clarified -Second jab for first group in ‘May and June’ BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE 24,000 AstraZeneca vaccine received last week is meant to inoculate 24,000 people. These people will get a second jab...

    VIEWPOINT- Pacific Way(s) and regionalism

    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...

    Puna warns PIF countries on accessing loans

    BY BEN BILUAGizo SECRETARY General of the Pacific Islands Forum has called on member countries to be wary of loans as COVID-19 continues to stretch Pacific Island’s economic base. Speaking during the Pacific Small Island Developing...

    MHMS boosts presence in western border

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO MINISTRY of Health and Medical Services is stepping up its presence at the Western Border due to the worrying covid-19 situation in PNG and Bougainville. Incident Controller to the Health ministry, Dr...

    Seasonal work for us in Aussie under threat

    BY BEN BILUAGizo Red tape and a new seasonal work visa for people from Asian nations are threatening opportunities for Solomon Islanders to work in Australia. In June, Australian agriculture Minister David Littleproud, announced a new...

    Alarming coral bleaching in Marovo Lagoon: study

    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...

    Virtual session on Right to Information

    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...

    Puna urges Japan to share relevant information

    BY BEN BILUAGizo THE Secretary General of Pacific Islands Forum has called on the government of Japan to share relevant information proposed plan to discharge over a million tonnes of treated water from the Fukushima...

    Pacific Met Services increasingly vital – SPREP

    (PACNEWS) THE director general of the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Program (SPREP) says there is growing political awareness of the importance of weather services in the Pacific. Meteorological officials from around the Pacific...

    PM Briefed on Projects under US Development.

    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....