‘Border our weakest link’

PRIME Minister Manasseh says the country’s western border is the weakest link in our fight against COVID-19. The Prime Minister highlighted this during his nationwide address on Monday as close neighbor Papua New Guinea (PNG) recorded 2,066 cases of which about 58 cases were from Bougainville, a statement issued by Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. He…

$48M FOR SINU

THE Government through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has announced an increase in budget support to the country’s national university by providing $48 million this year. This is an increase of $4 million from $44 million last year. This was announced in Parliament last week by the Minister responsible Lanelle Tanangada…

Vaccines expire soon

THE first batch of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines will expire on 18th July this year and the government wants the vaccines to be used up before its expiry date. That’s according to Dr. Ibrahuim Dadari from UNICEF- Solomon Islands when speaking during Sunday’s talk-back-show at the national broadcaster. And the government also wants all 24,000 vaccines to be used…

Sade’s absence at reconciliation angers MP 

The absence of Guadalcanal Premier, Francis Sade on yesterday’s ‘Chupu’ reconciliation ceremony between the Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) and downstream communities of the Tailings dam facility has angered Samson Maneka. Saturday’s ceremony was between Gold Ridge Mine Limited, Kolobisi Tailings Dam Association, Metapona Downstream Association and Kuara Downstream Community at Pitukoli, North Guadalcanal.   At…

THE OLSSONS RETURN

AUSTRALIAN couple, Fred and Gloria Olsson will be back in the dock next Friday following an order by presiding judge, John Keniapisia at the High Court in Honiara, Friday. The Olssons, like parties in the case, would use the time between now and Friday to prepare fresh submissions on the issue of jurisdiction and whether…