Church services resume weekend

THE COVID-19 National Oversight Committee is allowing church services to resume from this weekend in areas with COVID-19 community transmission. Secretary to Prime Minister and National Oversight Committee Chairman Dr Jimmie Rodgers said this makes the suspension of church services in Solomon Islands the shortest compared to other countries. “We have the shortest period that…

SCHORLARSHIP INTERVIEW A SUCCESS

THE Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport (SINIS) successfully conducted its first Coach Scholarship Interview Workshop last week. The three day workshop started on Wednesday 16th February. A statement from SINIS said these workshops are part of the coaching scholarship application process, involving all sports for the XVII Pacific Games – provided to identify the…

SINIS recognizes Para inclusion

THE Solomon Islands National Institute of Sports (SINIS) has assured Para-athletes of their recognition in the SINIS High Performance program and the sports community. Executive Director of SINIS, Aaron Also in a recent press conference told media and Para-athletes that SINIS recognizes Para-athletes and would like to work closely with them and make them feel…

Recommendation to start schools finalized

THE Government through the Ministry of Health is finalizing recommendations to resume classes nation-wide. This was revealed by the Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) and Chairman of the National Oversight Committee (NOC) Dr Jimmie Rodgers during Sunday’s weekly talk-back show. “Ministry of Health is finalizing recommendation process to recommence schools and the conditions that may…

Police receives 20k RATs from China Police

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on Friday received 20,000 rapid antigen test kits from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) police. The donation was handed over to the RSIPF Deputy Police Commissioner Ian Vaevaso from the Chinese Police Liaison Team leader Commissioner Third Class Zhang Guangbao at the Honiara International Airport. Commissioner Zhang…

PROPOSED LOCKDOWN FOR SHORTLAND

THE Western Province Disaster Oversight Committee (PDOC) has announced that Shortland Islands will go into lockdown this week. The decision was made after five new cases were detected in Fauru Islands, Toumoa. PDOC chairman Jeffery Wickham said the lockdown will start on Thursday 24th February to Monday 28th February. Mr Wickham said the new cases…

Sikaiana in dire need

THE people in Sikaiana are calling on responsible authorities to urgently transport essential and medical supplies to their small atoll island in north east Malaita. The Sikaiana House of Chiefs representative Kennedy Tuilona said it had been months since the last ship visited the island. “The last vessel to visit the island was five months…