WHO IN SINU IS PROTECTING FRANK LUI?

FRANK LUI – a staff member accused of obtaining hardware materials and charging them to the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) without authority is still with the University despite adverse findings against him. Mr. Lui was then SINU’s Senior Technical Officer. He has since been promoted to acting director, according to SINU. An internal investigation…

‘Report those with fake card’

CHAIRMAN of the National Oversight Committee (NOC) and Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) says its important for the public to report those with fake vaccination cards to either Police or Ministry of Health and Medical Services. Dr Jimmie Rodgers highlighted this after some people are producing fake vaccine cards and supplying them to the public…

Payments sorted out

THE Government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is sorting outstanding payments which had affected services at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). In a statement the ministry said it is addressing shortages of some food items and oxygen bottles at NRH as reported by this paper early this week. “The shortage is…

Sifoni, Malaita’s new Deputy Speaker

The former Malaita Provincial Deputy Premier Randol Sifoni has been sworn-in as the new Deputy Speaker of the Malaita Provincial Assembly. Mr.Sifoni the current MPA for Ward 30 was sworn-in during the Malaita Provincial Assembly meeting this week. He replaced MPA for Ward 24 Joe Heroau who joined the MARA government late last year. The…

GOVT CLARIFIES LUNATIC REFERENCE

THE Government explained that the reference to lunacy or lunatic by the Prime Minister was made to describe public officers who leaked confidential information. The Government statement said, the use of the term lunatic by the Prime Minister in Parliament was  in reference to the person(s) responsible for leaking the draft Security Policy. It is…

Djokovic on geopolitical differences here

CHIEF of Staff to the Prime Minister’s Office reminded Solomon Islanders not to put themselves in a position to become victims of geopolitical differences. The Chief of Staff, Mr. Robson Djokovic stated this during the Oversight Committee (OSC) press conference, Wednesday. He said as the Prime Minister mentioned on the floor of Parliament, over achieving…

WALE SAYS ANOTHER SOPE UNNECESSARY

OPPOSITION Leader Hon Matthew Wale said another state of public emergency is unnecessary. Hon Wale highlighted when he opposed the motion in his State of Public Emergency (SOPE) debate speech in Parliament today. “I have come to the conclusion that emergency powers were never needed at any time since the covid-19 was first reported overseas.…