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The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI), as the peak body representing private sector in Solomon Islands, is particularly concerned with the negative impacts this decision will have on our small micro businesses, entrepreneurs and those in the informal sector who depend on social media, especially facebook for marketing and advertising. “It is the Government’s prerogative to make...
BY ALEX DADAMU ALL schools throughout the country will be having an early break this year – this is due to COVID-19 impacts on the country. The announcement was made by the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Mr. James Bosamata at the weekly talkback show held yesterday at SIBC (National Broadcaster) compound. According to Mr. Bosamata,...
BY ALEX DADAMU THE country’s COVID-19 testing equipment - qPCR machine and GeneXpert machines are performing at the expected level, according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his nationwide address today. Prime Minister Sogavare said just for affirmation, the laboratory in Honiara regularly send samples of the test results from the COVID-19 testing equipment - qPCR machine and GeneXpert to be...
BY ALEX DADAMU THE Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet of the Solomon Islands has approved a recommendation by the Oversight Committee to allow two repatriation flights by Solomon Airlines in November. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his nationwide address today revealed that the first flight will be on 19 November to Kiribati and Nadi to pick up stranded citizens from both...
BY ALEX DADAMU Band Horizon's leading female vocalist and one of the country's best female vocalist has been reported to be very ill and is in dire need of blood donation. According to Band Horizon’s Manager and Chairman of Honiara Bands Association (HBA) Benjamin Afuga, Caroline Isa popularly known as ‘Caro’ is currently admitted at the NRH's medical ward and is...
ALTHOUGH reports claimed to assure the public that banknotes or cash does not pose a high risk to contracting the COVID-19 virus, we still have a responsibility to make sure our banknotes are handled with great care, not only to limit any risk of contracting the virus but to ensure our banknotes can last their life-span or even for...
BY ALEX DADAMU GOVERNMENT sponsored students at the Solomon Islands National University have once again expressed frustrations citing what they termed as, ‘false promise’ made by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, McKinnie Dentana. According to Permanent Secretary, McKinnie Dentana last week, the Ministry of Finance will make one batch of payment to Solomon Islands National University (SINU)...
BY JOY OFASIA SOLOMON Islands National University, Centre for Distance and Flexible Learning program today witnessed the milestone launch of the wireless Technology Hub to enhance learning for students as a forefront of technological advancements in education. The launch event was held at the Solomon Islands National University, Centre for Distance and Flexible Learning program at the Panatina Campus in Honiara. Technology...
THE Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) has been awarded with a funding of more than $SBD 70,000. The funding is for the ‘Strengthening Capacity of MASI members to foster media contacts amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Solomon Islands’. The project was funded through USA’s Public Affairs Small Grants Program Fiscal Year 2020 funding opportunity through the U.S. Embassy in Port...
BY ALEX DADAMU THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF), has recorded a decline in its membership this year. According to the June 2020 Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Financial Stability Report (June 2020 FSR) which was released recently, the SINPF has a total membership of 148,776 in June 2020. 2020 CBSI Financial Stability Report noted that this was a decline...
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