ABUSIVE STUDENTS WARNED

STUDENTS occupying the quarantine stations have been warned against verbally abusing authorised officers because its an offense. This followed reports that some occupants at the quarantine centres have abused officers which is now a subject of investigation by the Oversight Committee. Attorney General (AG) John Muria Junior during a press conference yesterday said they have…

PM: protocols, standing operating procedures activated

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the declaration of the first positive COVID-19 case in Solomon Islands has now activated all protocols and standing operating procedures. Sogavare when announcing the first positive case said risk assessment in the quarantine stations have been done by the surveillance team. He said case investigation has already commenced and…

Schools to operate normal classes

SCHOOLS within Honiara will continue their normal classes and programs despite the country recording its first COVID-19 case in Honiara. Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr. Franco Rodie made the statement during a press conference on Sunday. Dr. Rodie said following the announcement of the first case by the…

Dr Rodgers: lock-down still unlikely

THE Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmie Rodgers says it is unlikely the government will declare a total lock-down and so people should not panic. Speaking at a press conference yesterday Dr. Rodgers said following a Cabinet meeting on Saturday, it has not declared any lock-down meaning there’s no high risk and it can…

World teachers’ day today

SOLOMON Islands will today join the rest of the world to mark the world teachers day but with minimal as only in respective schools. Permanent Secretary (SP) of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr. Franco Rodie said due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and with the latest result, the plan has already…

TESTS NEGATIVE

For two close contact suspects By ESTHER NURIA Newsroom, Honiara   TESTS conducted on the two students suspected of having COVID-19 after being in contact with the first confirmed positive student have turned out negative. Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Permanent Secretary (PS) Pauline McNeil announced the good news in a press conference yesterday. …

Police only assist High Court Sheriff   

POLICE chief Mostyn Mangau says that police were merely assisting the High Court Sheriff in relation to the execution of an eviction order at Henderson, East of Honiara. Mangau made this clarification following concerns raised by the public as to the police involvement in the execution of the eviction order.  “Police were there to provide…

Who is responsible?

‘Visa, passport issues cause headache to gov’t’ By ANDREW FANASIAHoniara Newsroom AS the repatriation exercise of local students studying in the Philippines continues, visa and passport hiccups remain a huge challenge for the government. It was understood that some students have overstayed their visas and to process a new one takes time. The government has…