Mua launches 4-yr national NCD strategic plan

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO MINISTER for Health and Medical Services Dickson Mua on Thursday launched the four years multi-sectoral national Non-communicable Diseases strategic plan 2019-2023. The four-year multi sectoral strategic plan is a collaborative effort of...

Genuine support?

Government investigates Taiwan’s $3.2 million rent-an-MP deal By Alfred Sasako   THE Government is believed to be investigating reports that there was more to the statement of support by 16 Government MPs for Taiwan than has been...

3 students on Chinese scholarship

By EDDIE OSIFELO THREE Solomon Islands students will travel to China on Saturday to do their degree programme for the next four years. They are: Shadie Haikau who will do Bachelor of International...

‘China pours in US$630m in trade’

By Mike Puia   CHINA remains this country’s key trading partner even though they don’t have diplomatic ties. The issue of trade came out at the parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee (FRC) hearing that started at the National...

Goodbye CDF

Mainland China promises to give Constituency Development Fund, but only for short time By Mike Puia   THE People’s Republic of China says it is willing to provide flexible money like that provided by the Republic of...

Electoral commission set to test case holding by-election and provincial government election in one...

By Alfred Sasako   THE by-election for East Makira Constituency and the Makira-Ulawa Provincial Government Election due at the end of the year are set to be used as a test case for combining two elections...

Former lands commissioners appointed to the new lands board

By Alfred Sasako   TWO former Lands Commissioners have reportedly been appointed to the Lands Board, sources told Island Sun on Tuesday. Silva Dunge and Fred Soaki were appointed by the Minister of Lands, Survey and Housing,...

Four more for China

Prime Minister ‘denies’ request for an audience with visiting Taiwanese youths   By Alfred Sasako   THE Office of the Prime Minister has reportedly denied a request by visiting Taiwanese youths for an audience with Prime Minister Manasseh...

Happy fathers day

HAPPY Father’s Day to all fathers in around the country. You all deserved a special day to celebrate. Father’s day is a special day celebrated around the world every year in recognition of the contribution of...

Number of terminated SIG-scholarship drops

BY ALFRED PAGEPITU THE number of SIG-students terminated has dropped significantly this year, semester 1. Education Ministry (MEHRD) Permanent Secretary tells Island Sun that this semester’s number of terminated students is the lowest ever. Every year, the...