Delay of Solomon Islanders repatriation due to capping facilities

President of Solomon Islands Association in Port Vila, Lynette Yakar

The delay of the Solomon Islands nurses’ repatriation flight is not caused by the Vanuatu government.

The Director General (DG) of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Russel Tamata, made the clarification this week.

DG Tamata explained that the capping reservation in Solomon Islands is full and the Solomon Islands government will be ready to receive them on November 4.

He said the MoH and the Public Service Commission are trying their best to give them monthly contracts, pending repatriation.

Daily Post was also informed the Vanuatu government has paid their severance entitlements.

Meanwhile, the president of the Solomon Islands Association in Port Vila, Lynette Yakar, said currently the main concern is their welfare.

Yakar said they have contacted the members of Solomon Islands Community in Port Vila to help them, especially with food. She said they will be talking to churches for assistance. Daily Post has received information the SDA church in Beverly Hills and Baha’i have already indicated to visit them.

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