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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017


NRH overcrowded

THE overcrowding at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara is reportedly worsening. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dr Tenneth Dalipanda revealed this yesterday during a ceremony to officially open the newly refurbished Labour ward. NRH Acting Chief Executive Officer Dr Rooney Jagilly adds that this is due to the exponential increase in the country’s population and diseases. Dr Jagilly pointed out that the issue stems from the fact that the hospital facilities remain the same while the number of patients and staff continue to increase. He furthers that the National Referral Hospital also faces a lot of infrastructure challenges due to lack of technicalRead More

Guadalcanal CITREC graduates granted immigration nomination to Canada

GUADALCANAL CITREC graduates Amelia Muse and Careka Volly are on their way to Canada both as food supervisors for an international fast-food restaurant chain. This time their employment in Canada is not seasonal but for a complete 24-month period within which time frame they will apply to become Permanent Residence (PR) of Canada while working and staying within Canada. This is after they have been nominated under the Immigrant Nominee programme of the Saskatchewan government. Both Volly and Ms Muse have created history for the Solomon Islands becoming the first Solomon Islanders to be nominated under the Immigrant nominee programme. Also approved to travel with Mr Volly is hisRead More

UNPBF-Youth@Work Partnership Officially Launched

YOUTH@WORK (Y@W) together with UN Peacebuilding Fund project (UNPBF), implemented by UNDP and UN Women, officially launched a partnership to train more than 100 youth from informal settlements around Honiara city, who have limited to no opportunities to earn sustainable living, to be active peacebuilders while undergoing entrepreneurship and business training. The training aims to improve the long-term economic prospects of these unemployed marginalized youths. This will be achieved through the Young Entrepreneurship Component, which includes business training, peace building sessions, mentoring, business start-up support (materials), monitoring with support fromRead More