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Parliament is adjourned until 9:30 am on Wednesday 22 August 2018.  

Parliamentary Strengthening Project



HE. Roderick Brazier (center) and staff of the National Parliament Office during the short handing over ceremony at the National Parliament House, Honiara.

The Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands HE. Roderick Brazier handed over a bunch of ICT equipment to the Speaker of National Parliament Ajilon Jasper Nasiu in a brief handing-over ceremony on Friday 4th May 2018.

The ICT equipment comprised of 2 Dell XPS Laptop, a Systematic endpoint protection software, 2 VuPoint Portable (handheld) Scanner and a Marantz PMD670 Digital Audio Recorder.

An application was made Last year by the National Parliament Office to the Pacific Parliamentary Partnerships Fund to purchase the equipment and to fund 30 staff to do the English Grammar Course (in country training) this year.
The Australian Federal Parliament in Canberra accepted both request for equipment and training. The equipment was presented to Parliament by the Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands H.E. Roderick Brazier on behalf of the Australian Government.

Purposely the equipment received will best serve the required ICT needs of the Parliament mission statement who want to strive to become a modern Parliament.
One of the laptops will replace the current chamber laptop which is old and very slow that is normally used by the procedures officers during past Parliament meetings. The Systematic endpoint protection software is essential because of the urgent need to protect Parliament’s ICT network.

The 2 VuPoint Portable (handheld) Scanner will certainly boost Parliament Library to scan old books and reports into its digital depository as well as to assist Committee Secretariat who also need portable scanner for storing information while conducting hearings out in the Provinces.

While the Recorder will be used for Committee hearings while out in the provinces. This device captures digital audio for Hansard to transcribe. Currently National Parliament Office only has one.

Speaker of Parliament Ajilon Nasiu while thanking the Australian Government for their support also told Parliament Officers to make good use of the equipment with care.


Members of the Education and Human Resource Training Committee is conducting an inquiry on the Training of Medical Practitioners for Solomon Islands in the Western Province starting Tuesday 8th to 10th May 2018 in Munda and later to Gizo for a site visit at the Gizo hospital.

The team consisted of six Committee members led by the Chairman, Hon. Alfred Ghiro. Members of the Committee are: Hon. Matthew Wale, Hon. Dr. Derek Sikua, Hon. Dickson Mua, Hon. Peter Tom and Hon. David Tome.
Others that make up the team are staff of Parliament who will be facilitating the hearings as the Secretariat.

The hearings will take place at Helena Goldie Nursing College and Hospital where a number of witnesses from the Helena Goldie Nursing and Hospital. Helena Goldie Hospital staff and nurses, Gizo Hospital staff and Provincial Assembly will appear before the committee to give their views on the issue.

The Committee will examine the types and relevance of training, standards of certification and award of qualification for medical doctors, nurses, dentists and other health care practitioners.

They will also review in-service training plans and schemes for medical practitioners provided by the government ministries of their sponsors and examine any other matter relating to training and practice certification of medical health and care practitioners.

As part of the inquiry, they will conduct site inspections to existing medical and health facilities, thus, a site visit to Gizo hospital is part of the program.
Reports on the findings and recommendations will be presented to Parliament as soon as it is compiled.

The team will hold hearings in Munda for three days and will be travelling to Gizo later for the site visit and a courtesy call to the Western provincial Government. The team returns to Honiara on Friday 11th May.

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