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Border communities: Economic Stimulus Package team must consider us

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The closing of the Solomon Islands/Papua New Guinea border has negatively affect the small-scale trading activities of Shortland outer island communities whose livelihoods depend on frequently crossing borders buying and selling goods. A Shortland Islands chief, Peter Eresi, calls on…

Covid fighters undergoes “aelan lockdown” postmortem

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The Government’s Covid-19 fighters with representatives from partner Agencies underwent a lessons’ learnt postmortem on Monday 25 May regarding last week’s covid-19 Lockdown exercise. Called the “Aelan Lockdown” and code-named “EXALD20”, the simulated lockdown exercise was conducted from Wednesday 20…

Government announces repatriation of stranded nationals

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The Government’s Covid-19 Oversight Committee has announced the repatriation of Solomon Islands Nationals who are stranded in Australia and Fiji as a result of flight closures due to covid-19. Chair of the Covid-19 Oversight Committee and Secretary to Cabinet, James…

Minister Seleso and Premier Suidani resolve differences

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The Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening Rollen Seleso and Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani have resolved recent differences during a meeting in Honiara on Tuesday 12 May 2020. Minister Seleso has invited Premier Suidani and three members of his…

Kava bars, pubs resume operations except night clubs

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Business entities that were temporarily closed under the Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations 2020 have been re-opened except for night clubs within the emergency zone. The order to reopen business operations was made by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and was published…

CABINET TO DELIBERATE ON ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE

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The Government’s proposed economic stimulus package to cushion the negative impacts of covid-19 on the national economy is expected to be deliberated on by Cabinet this week. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said last Friday that the Covid 19 pandemic is…