No new COVID case

SOLOMON Islands did not record any COVID-19 cases this week and the number of positive cases in quarantine is also reduced to eight. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this during his weekly nation-wide address on Monday. He said all passengers from Kiribati and Fiji were tested negative in their first tests and if their second…

Late PNG envoy farewelled

THE Late Papua New Guinea (PNG) Acting High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands Dr. John Balavu was formally farewelled before being flown back to his home country, Monday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Foreign Affairs Minister Jeremiah Manele, Chief Justice Albert Palmer, and other ministers of the crown, senior government officials, and members of the Diplomatic…

Big win for Kakamora

Makira Ulawa Kakamora has made a positive start to their Solomon Cup campaign with a 5-0 win over Renbel Ibis at the Lawson Tama yesterday. Kakamora started off taking a 2-0 lead in the first half before adding another three later in the second half. Coach George Fafale said this is a good start for…

Inflation drops by 0.7% in August

The National Consumer Price Index (CPI) has dropped 0.7 percent to 105.1 in August 2020 and rebounded by 0.3 percent to 105.4 in September 2020. The Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) revealed in its latest NCPI statistical report. Releasing the NCPI report on Friday 27th November, Government Statistician and Census Commissioner, Douglas Kimi said…

MASI concern over Facebook suspension

The Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) is concerned with the intention of the government to suspend Facebook. MASI, in a statement, has reminded government that it will be removing a basic right of all Solomon Islanders to speak or write freely. MASI, therefore, joins other stakeholders in calling on the government to reconsider its…

RIFT RESOLVED

Purakiki 3G Tower dispute resolved   TWO disputing parties in East Guadalcanal have finally reconciled following a disagreement over the construction of a Telekom 3G tower at Purakiki. The short reconciliation ceremony was held during the launching of the 3G Tower at Purakiki. The two parties included Vungana against Tetekangi and. Chief of Vungana Reginald…

HOTEL COST 

THE Government is spending close to $2million in hotel costs to accommodate our students studying in the Philippines. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury McKinnie Dentana on Sunday during the weekly talk-back show over the national broadcaster. He told the show, that government is spending just over…

Eagles take the lead 

DEFENDING champion, Malaita Eagles takes the lead in pool A of the Solomon Cup tournament with three points.  Eagles kicked off their group match with an impressive 5-1 win over Lauru Kuvojo at Lawson Tama on Saturday. The defending champions show dominance in the first half with a 2-0 lead before adding another three goals…