NO NEW COVID CASES

• Central Field Hospital now empty • PM hopes it stays that way   NO additional COVID-19 positive cases were registered as total cases for Solomon Island still remain at 18, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says yesterday. An elated Sogavare informed the nation that all 18 cases are now negative for COVID-19 and were released.…

USP 4th campus

Dear Editor – The fourth USP campus is seen as a very important government project in the Solomon Islands. A $15.4 million ADB concessional loan, together with an ADB-administered grant of $1.5 million from the Clean Energy Fund, will finance the new campus. The USP Honiara Campus will provide additional classrooms, an ICT studio, science…

Recognising our women

TODAY is International Women’s Day. It’s a day celebrated on March 8 worldwide to acknowledge the gains women have made over the years and to bring to light the issues many still face.  In Honiara and other provincial centres today, women’s groups have organised street parades to mark the day. The theme for this year’s…

SDA ministers’ meeting ends

A WEEKLONG Ministers Meeting for all Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church pastors, ministers, and workers have ended on Saturday evening.  It commenced on Monday at the Maranatha Hall, Lunga, East Honiara. The ministers’ meeting was to develop a plan for the Mission Strategic Plan for 2021-2025 (quinquennium ) Solomon Islands Mission (SIM) of the SDA…

‘Man Up Challenge’ starts

THE fifth edition of the Fletcher Man Up Rugby Challenge kicked off in Honiara over the weekend at the Town ground rugby stadium. Three matches were played for the first weekend of the competition. Diesel, Islanders, and Crusaders made positive starts to their campaign with wins against their rivals. The opening match saw Diesel defeated…

SORE DISAPPOINTS PAC

Hearing reveals that HCC Clerk acted on his own to make decisions for the council   THE Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk, Rence Sore has disappointed members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after last week’s inquiry discovered that his administrative role at the Council did not reflect his capabilities as an experienced public servant.…

BIG LOSS

COVID affects tourism & aviation, holiday deal launched   THE country lost more than $350million in revenue from overseas visitors last year due to international border closure. This was highlighted by Fiona Teama, Head of Marketing and Sales at Tourism Solomons on Sunday during a panel discussion. The discussion which was aired live over the…

 PM’s OFFICE TIGHT-LIPPED

……. on Djokovic’s high court ruling The Office of the Prime Minister is keeping its silence on the impact of the ruling by the High Court on Friday, which has literarily stripped the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Robson Djokovic of his citizenship. Djokovic, who has announced through his lawyer he would appeal the decision,…