CASH OFFER FAIL

TWO employees of a logging company operating in Malaita Province attempted to offer money to the Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita this week. Report reaching the paper said Stanley Riolo was visited by two men associated with the company. The company had come under media spotlight for allegedly illegal logging activities on one of…

ONE CASE

As three positive cases turned negative By IAN M.KAUKUINewsroom, Honiara  THE country has recorded an additional COVID-19 positive case this week bringing the total to four. However, the good news is that the first three cases have tested negative. The latest results came following the fourth round of test this week, the Minister of Health…

Suidani: its a clean victory

The Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has cleared rumors stating outside agents are supporting him to win the motion of no confidence on the floor of the Malaita Provincial Assembly last week on Tuesday.  Premier Suidani’s defeat of the motion of no confidence set to oust him last week with an overwhelming victory of 24-9…

PM reveals elation almost turns to disaster

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare yesterday says he had “serious doubts” about hosting the 2023 Pacific Games shortly after winning the rights to do so four years ago. He said he led a bipartisan team of political leaders, including then Opposition Leader, Jerry Manele, to Vanuatu in 2016 to bid for the right to host…

Exclusion of public transport in ESP Unfair: Wale

‘Says call for social distancing in public transports can be counter-productive’ Opposition Leader, Hon. Matthew Wale says the government’s decision to exclude bus and taxi service operators from the Economic Stimulus Package is unfair and lacks any justification under current circumstances. The statement follows the announcement made by the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of…

MAL PS: higher NCD cases is a problem 

Permanent Secretary (PS) for Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) has attributed the higher cases of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in the country to poor diet and the low quality of food and what people drink.  Ethel Frances highlighted the issue during the World Food Day 2020 celebration on Friday 16th October through the national broadcaster. …

Exposed: MPA allegedly dishes out money

Member of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Ward 33 Ezekiel Teusua has been named as one of the MPAs who allegedly offered money in trying to gain support to overthrow the Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani.  An investigation carried out by this paper revealed the mover of the motion of no confidence the MPA for Ward…

Status of economy concerns Wale

THE Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale has expressed grave concern about the current state of the economy and the impact it is having on families and households throughout the country.  In a statement yesterday the Opposition Leader said there seems to be very little hope for any light at the end of the tunnel, in…