PM ORDERS SECURITY STEP UP AT WESTERN BORDER

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Tuesday has ordered to further beef up surveillance at the western border. This followed the increase of number of COVID-19 cases in Papua New Guinea and neighboring Bougainville. The Prime Minister said the latest WHO report indicates an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Bougainville to around 26…

Kava farmers in Malaita & loans

Dear Editor – I read the letter to the Editor of the Solomon Times Online last week written by someone named Sammy Junior Cena from West Kwara’ae. He wrote, and I quote. “In a society where a large percentage of youths want to go entrepreneurial, that is, striving to enter in entrepreneurship perhaps specifically want…

Flood damages bridge in Malaita

Kware bridge in West Fataleka, Malaita Province was partly damaged by floodwaters over the weekend. The flash flood was caused by continuous heavy rainy weather experienced in most parts of the province. A transport operator in West Fataleka Dickson Laumani said, a bridge known as ‘Small kware bridge’ in ward 5; West Fataleka has partly…

Landowner pleads for respect 

A woman landowner from Star Harbour in East Makira, Makira Ulawa Province has called on police and courts to respect owners of forests and land resources. Eunice Ruku Kamurisigea also calls on forestry authorities and foreign logging companies to render the same respect for owners of forests and land resources in the same area of…

Aus’t, NZ support tourism sector

THE Government of Australia and New Zealand (NZ) will continue to support the tourism sector in the Solomon Islands especially to prepare the sector for the reopening of the borders which was closed due to the global pandemic COVID-19. The tourism industry in Solomon Islands has been hit hard since March 2020 when the COVID-19…

Drone to be returned

‘But Bougainvilleans’ condemned police report’   THE police drone which was seized by the Bougainville fishermen will be returned to the Solomon Islands as soon as their leaders and police retrieved it from the fishermen in Bougainville. This was confirmed by a reliable source in Bougainville over the weekend when the Solomon Star contacted the…

20 suspects nabbed over logging 

ABOUT twenty (20) people have been arrested, charged, and will appear before the court for alleged unlawful assembly and criminal trespass at the Kurikuri camp of the Shalom Company Limited in Western Province on 25 February 2021. Gizo Police in Western Province made the arrest, a statement from Police Media Unit said. An initial report…