‘DON’T BE AFRAID’

Don’t be afraid to take the COVID-19 vaccination.  That’s the key message highlighted by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to our citizens living along the western border emergency zones and the nation ahead of the historic vaccination roll-out program which commences this week. The first batch of the much anticipated COVID-19 vaccines arrived in the country…

LAWYERS’ ‘FIASCO’ REVEALED

Complaints against lawyers a mounting problem here: Study   If you have a complaint or complaints against a lawyer in the Solomon Islands, you are not alone. A Scoping Study undertaken by the Law Council of Australia in Solomon Islands in 2011 found “an urgent need to eliminate the backlog of outstanding complaints against legal…

Officers use OPMC to threaten investors

Reliable sources within the Government revealed that some officers at the Foreign Investment Division (FID) are using the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) to threaten foreign investors to pay up their fines or face consequences. According to one source, on March 03rd, 2021 an email was sent to foreign companies operating in…

COVID-19 vaccination to commence Wednesday 

The COVID-19 vaccines roll out will commence with an official launch on Wednesday 24th at the Central Field Hospital.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced this in a special nationwide address last Friday.  “The rollout of the vaccination program will commence with a launch on Wednesday morning, 24th March 2021 at the Central Field Hospital,” Sogavare…

Driver charged following traffic accident

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) National Traffic Department in Honiara have arrested and charged a male suspect following a traffic accident in Honiara on 15 March 2021. It has been reported that the suspect was travelling in a westerly direction in a car when he veered off the road towards the…

Auki road upgrades to start soon

Tar-sealing work on the Auki town main roads will start in the second part of this year 2021, says Premier Daniel Suidani. Premier Suidani told the Malaita Provincial Assembly recently that the road upgrade is part of the World Bank-funded Solomon Island Roads and Aviation Project (SIRAP). He said under this project, bridges along the…

Eels duo extend goals

HENDERSON Eels duo Joses Nawo and Raphael Lea’i continued their top form in scoring goals, extending their goal tally in the golden boot race. Both players seemed to be unstoppable in front of the goal as they both finish the second to last match of the Telekom S-League (TSL) with a hat trick each. The…