Western border worrisome

THE country’s western border still remains the most worrying entry point for COVID from Papua New Guinea (PNG). This was revealed by the Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rodgers during the radio talk-back show on Sunday. Dr. Rodgers said, PNG has now on average, 15 cases a day, and that’s an issue…

Qantas prepare to launch intern’l flights

Dear Editor – Knowing that Tourism Solomon Islands is hosting a summit on Friday in Honiara to promote domestic travel amidst the coronavirus problems still affecting many countries in the world and the consequential drop in tourist visitors to the Solomon Islands, I came across an article written and posted last week by Andrew Curran…

PNG loses its founding father

Dear Editor – “You will never be ready until you start doing something,” (The late Sir Michael Somare). Papua New Guineans are mourning the loss of the man who was the central figure in the country’s passage to independence. Sir Michael Somare passed away last week in Port Moresby after being diagnosed with advanced pancreatic…

Don’t ignore weather warning

THE country is currently in a wet session. As a result we have been experiencing bad weather over the past weeks. The weather office has continued to issue weather advice and warning about the current bad weather in the country over the past weeks. At the moment there is a low trough near the Renbel…

Southeast Vella hosts marathon race

A FIVE kilometer marathon race was successfully held at the Barakoma airfield, ward 7 in Southeast Vella, Western Province over the weekend. The competition was organised on Saturday for runners of Gizo White Eye Club and Southeast Vella Athletics Club. Officials and trainers for both clubs witnessed the race as part at the upgraded Barakoma…

Flight updates 

The government through the Oversight Committee has organized a flight this week that will bring in engineers and workers to build the University of the South Pacific (USP) fourth campus in Honiara. Speaking during the radio talk-back show yesterday, Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rodgers said, the flight will bring in workers…

PM PAYS TRIBUTE

PM Sogavare pays tribute to late Grand Chief Sir Michael Somare Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has expressed his message of condolence following the passing of Papua New Guinea’s first and four times Prime Minister, late Grand Chief Sir. Michael Somare. Speaking from his home shortly after his arrival from his tour to his home province…

Call on media to verify info

LOCAL media outlets in the country have been reminded to verify any information before releasing them to the public. Attorney General (AG) John Muria Jnr issued the call yesterday during the talk-back-show over the national broadcaster. He was speaking in light of the vaccines that will be imported into the country sooner. “Local media outlets…