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More heads back to the West

PACKED boatloads of people are returning to the Western Province following orders by the Governor-General and the Prime Minister. Following the declaration of a state of emergency and closure of schools and businesses, more people are heading back to their home islands in the province.

Solomon Islands receives two more NEGATIVE COVID-19 test results

Two more results for COVID-19  suspected cases in the Solomon Islands have come back negative. The test results were confirmed by the Ministry of Health after being sent for testing in Australia.


All ten Provinces have beefed up their preparedness to counter any possible outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country.

KG VI School dormitories ready to accommodate quarantine persons

After a week of clean-up and renovation, King George Sixth (KG VI) National Secondary School dormitories has been repurposed to accommodate persons who is compelled to undergo the compulsory 14-days quarantine.

Thanks Dr Tautai

DEAR EDITOR – Please give me space in your paper to express my appreciation to Dr. Tautai Kaitu’u for his good heart of allowing the MV Avaiki Maine for people of Rennell and Bellona to go free.

Health safety measures 

DEAR EDITOR – A report I sighted yesterday said the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has brought in a health safety measure to ensure those visiting the bank are not suffering from a fever that could give rise to the concern the visitor had coronavirus.

Betel nut stalls

DEAR EDITOR – I see the betel nut and other product stalls opposite Telekom driveway have gone however I note the stall near BPI is still there as well as the stalls along the Ranadi foreshore. 

Abuse of children

DEAR EDITOR – There are recent stories published in the media on the ongoing abuse of children. 

Officers of the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara have arrested a 44-year-old man following an allegation of spreading rumours on social media about COVID-19 in the Solomon Islands.

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

  • Casino operator’s trial set to start tomorrow
  • Indecent assault case set for August
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