JABLESS WORKERS REMOVED

THREE staff working under a contract for Kolombangara Forest and Plantation Limited (KFPL) on Kolombangara, Western Province have been relieved from official duty after declining to take their jab. The workers were reportedly terminated after they decided not to take their jabs early this week. These workers are based in Poitete and Ringi. They have…

Repatriation flight from Fiji

A proposed repatriation flight to bring home local students studying in Fiji is set for 26th October 2021 pending Cabinet’s approval. This was echoed by the Secretary to Prime Minister, Dr Jimmy Rodgers in a radio talk back show on Sunday. He said they will be going back to Cabinet this week for a proposal on…

Ministry recognises service of teachers

THE Government through the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has recognised the service offered by all teaching professionals in the country. Minister for Education Lanelle Tanangada highlighted this in her remarks to mark the World Teacher’s Day celebration in Honiara, Tuesday. The event commenced with a fellowship service at the Holy Cross…

Rice shortage hits Gizo

WESTERN Provincial capital Gizo is experiencing rice shortage with most of the shops running out of stock. Over the past days people from the neighboring islands traveling over to do their normal daily shopping have been denied the opportunity to buy a bag of rice at most of the shops in Gizo. The shortage of…

MFMR hits out at TSI’s article on BDM

THE Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) has described the allegations by Transparency Solomon Islands International (TSI) as grossly misleading and lacks credibility. “As a watch dog organisation, TSI has failed miserably to cross check for facts before publishing such allegations in the media,” Director of Fisheries stated. TSI claimed MFMR has been inconsiderate…

PM conveys condolences to global COVID-19 victims

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has conveyed his condolences to victims of the COVID-19 pandemic globally. The Prime Minister offered his condolences on behalf of the Government and people of Solomon Islands when delivering his virtual address to the 76th United Nations General Assembly recently. “I offer my sincerest condolences on behalf of the government and…

ASILAUA SPILL THE BEANS

On political advisor’s employment    AS the tug-o-war for power in the Malaita Provincial Government continues, a former minister has spilled the beans on Premier Daniel Suidani’s political advisor, Celsius Talifilu. The man – Elijah Asilaua is the MPA for Ward 11 in the Malaita Provincial Assembly – was the Minister for Forest, Mines and…