Border surveillance tight

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) presence at the border has increased to 73 officers from 58 to patrol and police the international border between the Solomon Islands and Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said in his weekly nationwide address yesterday. He said that having a positive case in…

Chicks’ charter 

A SOLOMON Airlines yesterday operated a charter service into Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) loaded with day-old chicks. Robert Iroga from SBM Online quoted Airlines Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bill Tyson that the service was on charter to airlift day old chicken from New Zealand to PNG. The clarification came after a photo…

‘Border at risk, not China’

PM says China not COVID-19 risk than our border By ANDREW FANASIA THE greatest risk of COVID-19 transmission is through the western border of our own country and not from the proposed flight from China. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this statement on Monday during his weekly nationwide address. Mr. Sogavare highlighted this following widespread criticism over…

Wale: Malaita a big brother 

Malaita is a big brother in the family called ‘Solomon Islands,’ says Opposition Leader Mathew Wale. He was speaking at the Malaita 37 second appointed day in Auki last week Friday when he made the remarks. Mr.Wale said as a big brother in the Solomon Islands family, Malaita Province must show to the nation a…

MPs unite to celebrate day

Members of Parliament (MP) from both the government and Opposition side unite to celebrate the Malaita second appointed day in Auki, Malaita Province on Friday. The Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga led a strong government delegation of about 12 MPs to attend the event. They included eight ministers and four backbenchers.  The government delegation made…

MASS REPATRIATION

THREE repatriation flights to bring home students studying in the Philippines are all set for next month. That’s according to Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) James Bosamata. Speaking at the weekly talk-back show on Sunday Bosamata said the dates for those repatriation flights include the 15th of September, 18th…

TO LEAD IS TO SERVE

‘Suidani challenges leaders to serve’ By WILSON SAENI in Auki MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has challenged leaders of Solomon Islands to follow the country’s motto ‘To lead is to serve.’ Premier Suidani in his speech to mark the Malaita Province’s 37th second appointed day said that leadership is still an issue in the country…

Gov’t to release impounded PPEs

Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Maelanga had announced during the 37th Malaita Second Appointed Day that the impounded Malaita PPEs donated by Taiwan would be released to the Province.  Mr. Maelanga made the assurance in response to Premier Suidani’s appeal for the government to release the consignment to help the province’s preparations for the potential…

Repatriation flights temporarily suspended 

Secretary to Prime Minister yesterday stated repatriation flights are temporarily suspended to give time for the Oversight Committee to review, assess and improve on future repatriation flights. Dr. Rodgers highlighted this during the public open forum at the National Museum Auditorium on Friday. He said that during a meeting early this week, Caucus had advised…

Malaita Province Congratulated

Leader of the Official Opposition Group Mathew Wale had congratulated Malaita Province under the Suidani-led MARA government for their achievements so far. Speaking during the Malaita Provincial 37th second appointed day celebrations in Auki, the Auki Langalanga MP said Malaita Province, under MARA government, is doing well and deserves congratulation and recognition.  He pointed out…