Wale: extending SoPE not the  answer

LEADER of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale says, the government has to accept that Covid-19 is going to be here for a while, and the country needs to adjust to it and return to normalcy, instead of relying on State of Public Emergencies to deal with the effects brought about by the global pandemic. Earlier, officials…

PM challenges media

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare is again calling on the local media to be responsible. He issued the call after he moved the sine-die motion in the parliament yesterday. “Mr. Speaker Sir in my last sine-die speech I call on the media to be responsible and I want to reiterate this call again because they…

Logging picks up

LOGGING performs stronger than expected in the third quarter despite global restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was revealed in parliament by the Minister for Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma. Logging is one of the country’s key exportation commodities. He said logging shipments have been strong, recording 1.7 million cubic metres of…

Seasonal workers Australia bound

175 local seasonal workers jetted out of the country yesterday for Australia to join other Pacific countries to formally join the restart of Australia’s labour mobility programs. The workers flew out of the country at 5 pm on Wednesday on a special chartered flight operated by Virgin. They will undergo quarantine clearance before being allowed to…

SINU MESS IRKS MP

FORMER Prime Minister and Member of Parliament for Small Malaita Constituency Rick Hou says Government should stop politicizing the current issue affecting Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Hou echoed this statement in parliament when he asked a supplementary question to the Minister for Education and Human Resource Development Lanelle Tanangada. Prior to that, the Leader…