$4BILLION BUDGET?

Winners and losers in the 2021 National Budget revealed THE Government plans to spend more than $4 billion in its budget this year, according to leaked Budget papers obtained by the Solomon Star newspaper. Of this figure, the Development Budget accounts for $938 million while the estimates for the Recurrent Budget is $3, 081, 031,…

PM: Covid-19 vaccine can protect vaccinated person

PRIME Minister Manasseh (PM) Sogavare has assured the nation about the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccines. Speaking in his nationwide address, Monday, PM Sogavare said the recent research indicates that Covid-19 Vaccine can protect the vaccinated person from contracting the virus.   “If the vaccinated person does contract the virus, the vaccine will reduce the impact…

Clergyman, 54, denied sexually assaulting girl 5

A 54-YEAR-OLD clergyman accused of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl last December at a village in Russell Islands, Central Province has denied the allegation made against him, Friday. Rudgard Manaturei had entered a not guilty plea to one count of sexual intercourse with a child under 15 years. Following his not guilty plea, his lawyer…