Nurses’ strike looms

‘COVID-19 fight looks shaky if nurses walkout’ By ANDREW FANASIAHONIARA NEWSROOM ALL the public health nurses in Honiara are ready to go on strike if the government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) continues to disregard their outstanding allowances since June. This was agreed in their meeting held late yesterday in which…

‘RECONSIDER CHINA TRIP’

President of the Solomon Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) Dr. Alice Pollard has called on the prime minister (PM) and his Cabinet to reconsider the timing of the planned flight to China and the Philippines.  In a statement issued by the SIDP Press Unit on Sunday, Mrs. Pollard said the likelihood of the risk this trip…

DC Matanga meets officers in Choi, West

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Deputy Commissioner Operations Juanita Matanga held musters with police officers at Taro in Choiseul Province on 27 August 2020 and at Gizo in Western Province on 28 August 2020 part of her visit to both provinces during the past week. Deputy Commissioner Matanga told the officers about the…

CHINA TRIP SET

88 from China arriving in tomorrow’s flight By IAN M.KAUKUIHoniara, Newsroom THE controversial chartered flight to China is all set and confirmed to bring in a total of 88 personnel into the country tomorrow.  Speaking during the weekly talkback show on Sunday, Special Secretary to Prime Minister Albert Kabui said as already approved by the…

In court with Assumpta

* Ruling on Covid-19 rumor case next week* COVID rumor case returns, Sept 10* Dad to know fate, today* Logging row trial continues today Ruling on Covid-19 rumor case next week RULING on the “no case to answer” submission on the case of the man accused of posting false news about Covid-19 on his Facebook…

OPMC explains why PM did not attend Malaita Day 

‘PM follows protocol’ By ANDREW FANASIAHoniara, Newsroom PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare was never invited to attend the Malaita second appointed day earlier this month in Auki. This was revealed by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) on Thursday. The explanation came after Prime Minister’s critics and observers criticized and questioned why the PM…

MPA calls for calmness among Malaitans 

The youngest member of the Malaita Provincial Assembly (MPA) Iven Tonafalea who is the Minister of Youth and Sports is appealing for calm in light of the looming motion of no confidence against Premier Daniel Suidani. Mr.Tonafalea who is also a minister under MARA government is of the view that let the MPAs exercise their…

Peter Kenilorea Jnr returns $600K ESP

THE East Are’are Constituency office has recently written to the Chair of the oversight Committee of its intention to return the allocated Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) of $600K. The $600K was understood to be allocated to each national Member of Parliament as part of the national government’s initiative to assist constituents to keep the productive…