By-election date proposed

BY-elections for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal Constituencies are being proposed for Wednesday 18th November, if funds are available. This was highlighted by the Chair of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Patterson Oti and the new Chief Electoral Officer Jane Waetara when they updated the Prime Minister during a courtesy visit on Monday 14th…

104 arrived last night

A total of 104 passengers who arrived last night from Brisbane have now settled down in their designated Quarantine Stations to commence 14-days of quarantine. All passengers came with at least 2 negative consecutive COVID-19 test results. A statement from the National Disaster Council (NDC) said that of the total passengers, 8 passengers are returning…

Allegation against Tovosia dubbed ‘baseless’

Allegations of meddling in the Mines and Minerals Board decision against the Minister of Mines, Energy, and Rural Electrification Bradley Tovosia were baseless and lacked substance. Landowners of Central and South Guadalcanal accused Tovosia in an article in the Island Sun newspaper on September 9 of interference into the MMB decision to reject the Solomon…

Rafa regains golden boot lead

HENDERSON Eels FC’s young striker, Raphael Lea’i is back leading the Telekom S-league (TSL) gold boot race with 10 goals. Rafa extended his tally with two goals scored against the defending champions, Solomon Warriors FC on Sunday. Lea’i opened the account in the first minutes of the match to give an early lead for Eels.…

SIFF office burgled 

THE office of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) in Honiara was burgled early on Tuesday morning. SIFF media confirmed that laptop screens, a laptop, a DSLR camera, and a projector were stolen. The security camera has captured the burglars and police are following up on the case. Two male suspects were seen breaking in the…

Malaita to get COVID testing machine

  KILUFI’I hospital in Malaita Province is soon to get their COVID-19 testing machine as work is progressing well at the moment. That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare nationwide address on Monday. “As for Malaita Province, work has progressed and as soon as safety requirements for the COVID-19 testing machine in Malaita province are…

China’s passengers negative test 

ALL passengers from Guangzhou China flight have undergone their two mandatory tests since their arrival into the country fortnight ago and all their results have returned negative. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed in his nationwide address on Monday. “My good people, despite the two negative test results, all passengers are still undergoing strict quarantine protocols,”…

Wale slams gov’t

Prime Minister and the government have come under heavy criticism from the Leader of Opposition for the predicament that has befallen local students studying in the Philippines. In a statement on Tuesday Matthew Wale said; “I truly feel for the parents and relatives of our students.  It is unimaginable what they have been put through and…