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NRH – Appeal for volunteer blood donation

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) Blood Bank is extremely concerned as it is experiencing severe shortage of blood supply for blood transfusion to patients and for emergency cases.  The recent unrest with the high number of injuries presented at the…

PNG’s plan to balance the budget

By Stephen Howes, Kelly Samof In recent years, PNG has been running record deficits. In 2019, even before COVID-19, the budget deficit was already 5% of GDP. COVID-19 has understandably made things worse. The deficit reached 8.6% in 2020 and…

Solomon Islander views

By Stephen Howes The riots in Solomon Islands last week have thrust the small Pacific country into the international spotlight. What is their cause? A useful source is the public opinion survey conducted by the survey firm Tebbutt Research in…

Riot impact assessment November 2021

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has updated its initial assessment on the cost of the damage of the riot on the local economy. The extent of the adverse impact on the economy is extensive and estimated to have…

Government said Wale must admit mistake

The National Government has called on the Leader of Opposition to man up and admit his wrong judgement in playing along with the people who masterminded the senseless looting and rioting that happened in Honiara. In a statement, the National…

Wale must resign and Suidani warned

The Prime Minister has called on the Member for Aoke Langalanga to resign from his seat as Member of Parliament for Aoke Langalanga, pursuant to section 50(b) of the Constitution. This call is made in light of the allegations that…

Why Soga must go

The Opposition has made the urgent call that Manasseh Sogavare should no longer be PM. In their recent statement, the Opposition press explained that Sogavare’s actions pre 2019 General elections and during his tenure as PM clearly shows a person…

Wale congratulates west’s new premier

WALE CONGRATULATES PREMIER MESEPITU Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale congratulates the newly elected Premier for Western Province, Hon. Christian Burly Mesepitu. The election of the new Premier of Western Province finally took place yesterday bringing to an end a…

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Wale Calls on PM to Stop Using Ex-Militants

The Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale, has made a strong call to Prime Minister Sogavare to stop using ex-militants as security details.  ‘I urge the Prime Minister to stop using ex-militants as security details. The close protection unit…

PM dismisses rumours of new positive covid19 cases

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has dismissed rumors that Solomon Islands has today picked up a number of new positive COVID 19 cases from members of the deployment currently assisting the country regain lawlessness in the capital city Honiara. Social…

Padezeka rainforest declared as a protected area

Another Conservation Achievement: Launching and Declaration of the Padezaka Tribal Rainforest Conservation Area as a legally designated National Protected Area Earlier yesterday morning (30th November 2021), Sasamungga Village hosted yet another conservation achievement for the country. Hon. Benjamin Harrison, Premier…

SICA acknowledge citizens for clean up

The Solomon Islands Chinese Association, its executive, members of the Association and the Chinese community wish to sincerely acknowledge and thank all the good people and residents of this country, who had come out in numbers to help with the…