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    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,...

    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...

    24K DOSES,24K PEOPLE

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    -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...

    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...

    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...

    Information sharing important: Dr Alec

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    BY BEN BILUA MANAGER of Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Dr Alec Hughes says institutions and organisation need to share important information that would help establish better understanding on environment threat and to make sound decision...

    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...

    From White River to Nauru

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    How a young man overcame hardship to become police officer BY ALFRED PAGEPITU Financially crippled as a young man in the Solomon Islands, Jonathan Paul Atanikakia has found his calling in the tiny Pacific nation of...