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L-R Mr. Michael Burke, UNDP Chief Technical Advisor, Ms Sally-Anne Vincent, acting Australian High Commissioner, Hon. Lanelle Tanangada, Minister of Education and Dr Transform Aqorau VC of SINU.

Outstanding Women Exhibit Shines a Light on Gender Equality and Women’s Leadership

The UN Development Programme and the Australian High Commission in Solomon Islands have gathered an exciting selection of posters and essays including the winners of the 2021 Outstanding Women’s Essay and Poster Competition in an exhibition that will be on display from December 1 to December 4 at the National Art Gallery in Honiara.
MRD Permanent Secretary Dr. Samson Viulu presenting the new and first ever SICD Policy to the meeting audience.

MRD PS Attends Workshop on CDF & Anti-Money Laundering in New Zealand

The Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) Dr. Samson Viulu has attended a regional workshop on Constituency Development Funds (CDFs) and Anti-Money Laundering in Wellington, New Zealand from 28-29 November, 2022.
"What we donated was in fact what we were supposed to sell to our buyers in Honiara. However, many of our buyers evacuated their offices and we could not make sales on the day. We had to decide to either take it back home or do something special. That is when we all agreed to donate to NRH instead.."

Ministry of Health Appreciates Generosity of Farmers

The Executive Management of the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has acknowledged the kind-hearted members of the Northwest Guadalcanal Development Association for their generous donation of fruits, vegetables and food crops to the hospital’s kitchen last week.
Project “turnkey” comes fully supplied with associated equipment, reagents, furniture, and fittings, including: a new GeneXpert machine for COVID-19 testing; Haematology; a biochemistry analyser; autoclave machines; microscopes: centrifuges; an incubator; and blood bank freezers.

Helena Goldie Hospital Receives Laboratory

The Helena Goldie Hospital in Munda, Western Province, Solomon Islands is setting up its first medical laboratory.
70% of respondents have resumed operations following the earthquake while 14% of businesses say their buildings are still under assessment.

SICCI Conducts Earthquake Impact Survey on Businesses

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) has conducted an Impact on Businesses Survey businesses following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Honiara and other parts of the country last week on 22 November 2022.