Economy

Dentana says pay-outs are continuing for the sectors of fisheries, agriculture and tourism in the rural areas.

ESP Pay-out Continues, SBD$100m Not Yet Disbursed

Pay-outs for the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) have recommenced. Permanent secretary in the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, McKinnie Dentana says the process of payment has resumed and will continue until all payments are done.
Parents spoken to say that there should be a better system in releasing exam results.

Authorities Need To Do More In Publication of School Results

Parents are calling on the education authorities to do more when publicizing school results.
Babies who die during and after childbirth including stillborn are usually placed in empty carton boxes and handed over to the mother and/or relatives to take home for proper burial.

Negligence in Neonatal Deaths Not Acceptable

A social media support group for mothers are raising concerns about unknown causes of neonatal deaths at the National Referral Hospital’s (NRH) labour ward.
From left, Acting New Zealand High Commissioner, Hannah Van Voorthuysen, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock, Ethel Tebengi Frances, and the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Finance and Treasury, McKinnie Dentana.

Solomon Islands and New Zealand Government Join Forces to Control Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle

Solomon Islands has formed a new partnership with New Zealand to step up the response to the invasive Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) which, if left unchecked, would pose a serious threat to food security and coconut and palm oil industries.
Solomon Water encourages those still receiving water to store water and to boil water before drinking or cooking.

Most of Honiara Will be Without Water For Few More Days

Solomon Water says that as of this morning the Kongulai pump and gravity system and the Kombito spring will remain shut due to high turbidity caused by heavy rainfall.