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…

$900k ESP allocated to noni farmers

ABOUT forty-five (45) noni farmers in the country are expected to receive a total of $900,000 allocated under the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) document sighted by this paper revealed.   Each of the approved 45 noni farmers is entitled to receive $20,000 from the total allocation ($900,000). Of the total allocation to noni farmers, $ 660,000…

‘COVID IS NOT A GAME’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says COVID-19 is not a game but a serious disease. Prime Minister Sogavare highlighted this when he expressed his disappointment as a result of carelessness and dishonesty by some returning citizens. “We have established that some returning citizens have not been truthful when filling in their risk assessment forms. As a…

COVID FREE

Final 4th positive case turns negative By FOLLET JOHNNewsroom, Honiara   THE country has once again regained its ‘COVID-19 free’ status after the remaining one positive case result turned up negative. The good news was proclaimed by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday during his weekly nationwide address. He said the student was earlier admitted…

No lockdown for Auki

The Office of the Malaita Premier has clarified rumors of a possible lock-down in Auki which was circulated lately. The rumour of a lock-down came about after ships regularly servicing the Honiara and Auki route did not turn up last week, which continued over the weekend. The lack of shipping service due to the measure…

SIPPA undergo training in West

A TEAM from Solomon Islands Planned Parenthood Association (SIPPA) in Honiara is visiting Western Province this week. The purpose of the visit is to do training for the new SIPPA volunteers and raised awareness around the province. The team already visited Noro and Munda as part of the implementation plans to be carried out as…

Djokovic on policy direction  

THE important policy directions currently undertaken by the Solomon Islands government is to ensure the COVID -19 is eliminated from the country and to keep the economy flowing. Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s Office Robson Djokovic said since the country has faced up with financial issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic;…

Four red-flagged

FOUR passengers were being red-flagged on their arrival from the repatriation flight on Sunday night. Out of 136 passengers, 22 of them were managed to be swabbed on their arrival where four of them have been raised questions and have been red-flagged. For the first tarmac testing was also conducted on Sunday night upon arrival.…