Denial of arms shipment

Dear Editor – The denial by the Commissioner of Police of the arms shipment is the most damaging and dangerous statement made by the Commissioner of Police, when Solomon Star in its investigation revealed sufficient evidence of the alleged consignment having reached Solomon Islands. The investigation by Solomon Star has not only revealed details of…

Food relief distribution ends

THE Livelihood Sector Committee (LSC) which deals with the distribution of relief food supplies have ended their food distribution task in Honiara. The National Situational report issued by the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) on Friday revealed this. “As of 8th March 2022, a total of 36,679 households have been covered under the food relief…

PM congratulates Premier Sikilabu

Prime Minister Honorable Manasseh Sogavare today congratulates Isabel Province on the election of its new Provincial Premier and the country’s first female premier, Hon. Rhoda Sikilabu. Hon. Sikilabu was declared new premier at the closure of nominations yesterday, as her nomination was unopposed following Sunday’s resignation of former premier Leslie Kikolo. PM Sogavare said, the…

Vokias’ case adjourned

THE matter of Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Constituency Ethel Vokia and her husband Jaimie Jamie Vokia and three others has been adjourned to March 28. This is for the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) to confirm whether they will provide legal representation to four of the defendants including Jamie who sought legal…

Australia and Solomon Islands tackle COVID-19 together with a boost to testing capability and laboratory facilities

Australia has delivered a new GeneXpert machine and 400 testing cartridges to assist the National Referral Hospital’s (NRH) molecular laboratory to diagnose COVID-19. This machine can return COVID-19 test results within an hour. It can also test four times the number of samples at any one-time compared to previous GeneXpert machines in use, providing rapid…