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SUIDANI SUBMITS CLAIMS

Gov’t given 28 days to respond to...

Government fines Win-Win over gold smuggling

By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Government has charged Win...

Ete slams Government policy on UXO

By EDDIE OSIFELO MEMBER of Parliament for East...

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...

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...

US envoy warns of aid that benefits one person, party

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THE U.S. ambassador to the Solomon Islands Erin McKee has warned Pacific Islands against "aid that benefits one person, one party and one bank account" - remarks that come after the Solomons were beset...

SI Scouts gain independence

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AFTER 94 years as a branch of the United Kingdom Scout Association, the Solomon Islands Scout Association, is now independent and is the 172nd member of the World Organisation of the Scouting Movement (WOSM). This...

Aussie who tried to import cocaine via Solomons jailed

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AN Australian will spend at least nine years behind bars for trying to smuggle more than 500 kilogrammes of cocaine into Australia in a yacht via the Solomon Islands. Police said Zhen Tao Qi, 43,...

Foreign Minister Wong due in Honiara tomorrow

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AUSTRALIA’S Foreign Minister Penny Wong is due in Honiara this Friday for a one-day program. “I will visit Solomon Islands, where I will meet Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and a number of his Cabinet ministers,”...

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...

Pacific Met Services increasingly vital – SPREP

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(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...

Aust- SI hold 4th bilateral security dialogue

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Australia and Solomon Islands held their 4th Bilateral Security Dialogue virtually on November 16, committing to deepening our security partnership, including in areas such as policing, border and cyber security. Australia and Solomon Islands are...

Gender hostility remains a setback to Women Economic Empowerment

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BY BEN BILUAGizo THE 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women highlights that the progress of the Beijing Platform for Action on Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) has been outweighed by political, cultural and administrative challenges. Some of...