$190M COVID LOAN

‘Historical Loan from Japan’   THE Government of Japan had approved a historical first-ever loan of Two Billion Five Hundred Million Yen (¥2,500,000,000) approximately SBD$191,864,326.71 million for Solomon Islands. Japan Ambassador to Solomon Islands His Excellency Morimoto Yasuhiro announced during the Exchange of Notes signing ceremony with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade…

Banning of yeast

Dear Editor – An online report raises, at least to me, some sensible points to the recently touted suggestion to banning yeast to try and prevent the illegal brewing and sale of kwaso. This article reads, and I quote. “The banning of yeast has been touted by the public and Premier Daniel Suidani of Malaita…

Work of SINCW

Dear Editor – I wish to raise SINCW’s appeal for adequate funding to implement women’s programmers in line with the SIG’s reprioritisation agenda. Last December, in a meeting with the Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, the executive members of the Solomon Islands National Council of Women, led by the SINCW President, Ms Ella Kauhue, informed…

Family tested negative

THE immediate family members of the student who tested positive for the Covid-19 in Malaita have all tested negative.  Dr. Yogesh Choudhri from WHO in the Solomon Islands announced this yesterday during the weekly talk-back show. He said because the family members tested negative it has given confidence to the Ministry of Health and Medical…

Cyclone Lucas to hit

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) and the weather office in the country have reminded members of the public to take extra precautionary measures as cyclone Lucas is expected to affect the country today. RSIPF Assistance Commissioner (AC) Joseph Manelugu on Sunday issued the advice during the national talk-back show over the national broadcaster, Sunday.…

Police arrest 40-year-old husband for striking wife’s forehead with firewood  

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at Auki, Malaita Province have arrested a 40-year-old husband from Aefa’ai Village in North Malaita after striking the forehead of his 30-year-old wife on 13 January 2021. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Inspector Michael Ramosaea says, “It is alleged that the suspect grabbed her…

STOP IT!

Schools urged not to overcharge students THE unnecessary charges and extra fees imposed on fee-payers by schools nation-wide should be stopped as it is denying students from continuing their education. This was highlighted by the Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) James Bosamata as the ministry will meet this week…

AG on Health Pandemic Bill

THE ATTORNEY GENERAL has updated the country on the Health Pandemic Bill. He was making the quick update on the talkback show at the national broadcaster, Sunday. AG John Muria Jr said the Health Pandemic Bill still in its consultation and amendment process at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. It will be brought to…