Extra $26.5M from Japan

‘More funds for airport project’   THE Government of Japan is providing further grant assistance of three hundred and sixty-five million Japanese yen (approx. SBD$26.5 million) for the Honiara International airport project. To formally facilitate the funding assistance, a signing ceremony was held on Wednesday in Honiara. Speaking at the official Exchange of Note, Japanese Ambassador…

RSIPF investigates missing 300k in Honiara

Criminal investigators of Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Central Police Station are investigating an alleged robbery done by three local men to a foreign national at China town opposite the Mataniko baby clinic on 18 April 2021. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City Superintendent John Matamaru says, “Report states that the complainant parked his vehicle…

HUNT IS ON

Leaked document irks OPMC ‘Secret Document’ reveals Cabinet decision PM downplays Cabinet paper GOVERNMENT Insiders say a hunt for the officer who allegedly leaked the secret information on the Cabinet decisions to extend the life of the Parliament is underway within the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC). A Cabinet paper which supposed…

3479 jabbed, no side effects

A TOTAL of 3479 people have been vaccinated so far with no serious side effects being experienced. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this during his nationwide address yesterday, a statement issued by the Prime Minister Secretariat said. The Prime Minister said only two cases out of the 3,479 that were vaccinated, were referred to the…

IS IT STILL DURABLE?

PM concerns over Parl building   PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has expressed concern over the durability and strength of the 27 years old parliament building which holds tons of concrete over its roof. He said the complex needs engineers to assess it and come up with a report for the government to know if…