Footballers COVID positive

FOUR young footballers from the Royals Football Academy have been tested positive for Covid-19. The confirmation was made by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his national address to the nation, Tuesday. Prime Minister Sogavare confirmed all four cases are from the 16 soccer players that have been stranded in the United Kingdom since early this…

Journos on aerial surveillance trip

SEVEN members of the local media outlets in the country yesterday had the opportunity to experience aerial surveillance work conducted by Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF). Tuesday’s flight onboard one C-27J Spartan aircraft was part of the Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) led regional surveillance operation Kurukuru that is currently undergoing two weeks operation out of Solomon…

Suidani responds to road status

MALAITA Province Premier Daniel Suidani has responded to concerns raised by few Members of Province Assembly (MPAs) in Malaita on the current road status in East Malaita at sine die motion on Friday 23rd October in Auki. Suidani said it is sad that the issue of highway road and bridge in the province was raised…

Malaita hails CAUSE project 

Malaita Province has acknowledged CAUSE Project for the projects implemented in Auki, some of them have completed, others are ongoing and some are in the pipeline.  Provincial Secretary for Malaita Province Fredrick Faabasua said the CAUSE project is one of the few donor-funded initiatives that has successfully met its objectives on the ground.  In the…

Students quarantined at GBR released soon

THE first group of students from the Philippines quarantined at GBR in East Honiara will be released if they tested negative, Wednesday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his special nationwide address on Tuesday revealed this. “These are the students that had been quarantined at GBR.” Meanwhile, for students that are quarantined at Chengs, their 21-day quarantine period…

Poor attitude puts country at risk 

  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says poor attitude by some returning nationals has put our country at risk.  Prime Minister Sogavare stated its standard requirement that all passengers must complete their pre-departure tests and truthfully fill a risk assessment questionnaire that is assessed by the health team before passengers are allowed to board. He said…

PM congratulates RNs

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated the newly graduated 79 nurses during his nationwide address this week. The seventy-nine nurses (79) have graduated to Registered Nurse (RN) status after successfully completing a 12 months ‘Nurses Supervised Practice program on Friday. “Fellow citizens, allow me to also congratulate the 79 nurses that have been awarded…

Wale condemns bribery attempt on Malaita PPC

Opposition Leader Matthew Wale strongly condemns the alleged bribery attempt by two officers of a logging company on the Malaita Provincial Police Commander in Auki, Stanley Riolo. Mr. Wale in a statement yesterday commended PPC Riolo for refusing to accept the bribe and publishing the incident.  “In this PPC Riolo has shown a good example…

Let’s put our people first:  Suidani

THE premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani reminds and encourages all Malaita Provincial members to first and foremost prioritise the interests of the people. He issued the challenge during his contribution to the sine die motion in the provincial chamber on the 22nd of October in Auki. He said that the purpose of becoming a…