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Call for inquiry

MEMBERS of the public are rallying support calling for a commission of inquiry (COI) to be established to find out why the ill-fated trip by MV Taimareho was allowed to set sail at the eve of a cyclone on Thursday evening.

Air Vanuatu’s jet takes refuge here

AIR Vanuatu’s jet aircraft Boeing 737-800 has landed at the Henderson International Airport on Sunday to seek shelter as the tropical Cyclone Harold hits parts of Vanuatu.

 Human cremation concern

Community members at Mount Austen in East Honiara are calling on the Honiara City Council (HCC) and health authorities to stop the human cremation which has been ocurring frequently.


The Government’s proposed stimulus package to cushion any negative impacts on the national economy is expected to be presented to Cabinet next week.

Five bodies found during search for missing people on MV Taimareho

A total of five dead bodies have recovered today (5 April 2020) during the search for the 27  people missing from the MV Taimareho in West Are'are, Malaita Province during heavy seas associated with Tropical Cyclone Harold early last Friday.

27 Confirmed Missing 

A TOTAL of 27 people have been confirmed missing as of yesterday afternoon believed to be washed overboard M.V Taimareho on its way from the capital Honiara to West Area’are in the early hours of 3rd April 2020.

Suidani: Don't accept Coronavirus kits from China 

MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has recently cautioned the National Government not to accept Coronavirus kits from China in light of the government’s plea for assistance in safety and protective equipment to fight against the Coronavirus Pandemic.

SICCI: Virus has serious impact on economy

THE coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on businesses and the economy, the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) says.

Locals in Fiji urged to stay at home

SOLOMON Islanders residing in Fiji have been urged to keep safe and stay at home as Fiji announces two new positive cases of the coronavirus in Suva yesterday.

High demand for betel-nut pushes up inflation 

The country’s inflation better known as the change in the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) has rose +5.1 percent to 112.4 in January 2020 with rising demand for betel-nut coupled with a general rise in prices of main goods and services have propelled the upturn.

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