Philippines still with 4 COVID-19 cases 

LOCAL students studying in the Philippines and have contracted the COVID-19 still stand at four as of Sunday. Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rodgers confirmed this during the weekly talkback show yesterday. Dr. Rodgers said the numbers have already reached 22 in total who have tested positive but the other 18 have already…

112 in quarantine

THERE is so far 112 personnel undergoing quarantine in the various quarantine stations in the country. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil stated this during the weekly talkback show on Sunday. Mrs McNeil said the 112 comprise of the 91 students from the Philippines, a St John Ambulance…

Amended COVID regulation now in force

THE new amendment to the COVID-19 Regulation has already been gazetted and come into effect as of last week. Attorney General John Muria Junior confirmed this during the talkback show yesterday. Muria said the amendment was made to allow front liners to effectively do their work especially given the country has recorded three positive cases.…

FREEDOM TO CONTEST

A CANDIDATE is allowed to register and contest a seat in any of the 50 constituencies in the country during an election. That’s according to the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) based on the Electoral Act 2018. In its weekly program on Friday, the Electoral Office said there have been questions being raised by the…

How the lobby plays out

THE Malaita public is eager to know the alleged financier of the motion of no confidence against Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani. This came after reports claimed the mover’s side allegedly used the money to lobby prior to motion day.  Information obtained from the investigation carried by the paper revealed that money was used to…

In court with Assumpta

* Bail refused for man facing firearm-related charges* Father denied bail* Ruling on Fox Wood murder committal today Bail refused for man facing firearm-related charges A BAIL application made for the man facing firearm-related charges who is in custody for breaching his bail condition has been refused on Wednesday. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo in her…

PRC Ambassador visits HCC

THE People’s Republic of China Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Li Ming made a courtesy call to Honiara City Mayor Wilson Mamae, his executive and management, Thursday. During the meeting, Mr. Mamae congratulated Ambassador Li for being the first Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Solomon Islands. He said with the…

Dr. Nathan Kere is New Chancellor for SINU

  The Solomon Islands National University has a new Chancellor; He is one of our renowned Medical experts and academia Sir Dr. Nathan K. Kere. He has accepted his appointment by the Minister of Education and Human Resource Development Hon. Lanelle Tanangada MP on the recommendation of SINU Council as the next Chancellor for SINU…