Suidani cautions gov’t to be transparent 

MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani continues to remind the national government and the leaders of the country to be wise and transparent in the use of the funds acquired through loan during this current health crisis. Suidani reminded the government after he acknowledged the Government and people of Japan for the loan of SBD190 million…

AG: emergency health bill on track

WORK on the public emergency health bill is on track and the timeline for the Bill to be submitted to Parliament is on the first week of March, says Attorney-General John Muria (Jnr). Mr. Muria in a statement issued by Prime Minister Press Secretariat said consultations will continue this month and final work on the…

31 Covid-19 tests return negative 

THIRTY-ONE swabs collected in the contact tracing to the latest covid-19 scare in Malaita have all returned negative, according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. At the same time, it was revealed that the ministry’s contact tracing team is still trying to establish close contact(s) of the student whose case triggered the activation…

‘SORT OUT MESS’

Call for teamwork about Lawson Tama   FORMER president of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF), Adrian Wickham calls on the SIFF Executive to work together with the National Sports Council (NSC), National Hosting Authority (NHA), and the Honiara City Council (HCC) to sort out the Lawson Tama Stadium issue. The HCC has terminated the…

COUNTING THE COST

Tourism operators in West impacted by bad weather   TOURIST operators in Western Province are counting the costs after strong ocean currents whipped up by strong winds caused damages to resorts and other tourist establishments. Our reporter in Gizo said the current weather pattern being experienced throughout most of the country is creating havoc for…

Women’s training squad announced

A total of 47 players are being drafted into the country’s women’s national team training squad. The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) made the announcement, Monday. The training squad comprises four goalkeepers, 19 defenders, 18 midfielders, and six forwards. These players were selected from the inaugural Solrais Women’s Premier League last year. Most of the…

SOPE ends April

  THE current State of Public Emergency (SOPE) is going to end this April. That’s according to Chief of Staff at the Primes Minister Office Robson Djokovic. He was speaking during the talk-back-show over the weekend. “The SOPE will end in April,” he said.  He said the emergency period came into force last year when…

Aust climate change policy

I was surprised to read in last Friday’s Solomon Star that the Australian High Commissioner Dr. Strahan said he is proud of his government’s climate change policies. Australian leaders, when they are not in Canberra waving pieces of coal in Parliament like to claim they are part of the Pacific Family; Australia is our kind…

Covid vaccine 

Dear Editor – In the UK on Friday, Harriet Brewis writing in the Evening Standard says the woman who helped shape the UK Government’s Covid mass vaccination efforts has said she wants to see vaccines replaced with “improved formats” such as nasal sprays or pills. I wish to quote the article.  Kate Bingham, who led…