QBE donates to Red Cross

Solomon Islands Red Cross Society has received a donation of SBD$60,000.00 from QBE Insurance.  This is during the National Society’s Annual Fundraising Dinner held at the Cowboys Grill Bar and Restaurant recently. Speaking in response to the donation, Solomon Islands Red Cross Society President Mr. Mockson Aáron thanked QBE Insurance for considering making the donation…

ESP cash payment on halt

THE Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) cash payment for successful recipients will be suspended until next year, 2021. Chair of the ESP and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) McKinnie Dentana confirmed this during the talk-back show on Sunday. Dentana said given the Christmas break fast approaching, there would be a shortage…

PM REMINDS INVESTORS

‘Respect our laws’     PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has reminded the investors to comply with the business laws of the country. He made the call in his COVID-19 weekly nationwide address yesterday. The call came after the ‘Business Monitoring Joint Agencies Committee’ of Foreign Investment Division of the Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour…

RSIPF arrests 40-year-old suspect in relation to alleged robbery in Central Guadalcanal 

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Henderson Police Station in Guadalcanal Province this morning (14 December 2020) arrested a male suspect in relation to an alleged robbery incident at the Winwin mining company operating in Central Guadalcanal last week. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Chief Superintended Alfred Uiga says,…

STUDENTS’ ACTION PROBED

A FULL investigation is underway involving some of our local students for breaching hotel rules in Manila, Philippines. This came after reports claimed drinks believed to be alcohol were brought into hotels. Not only that but positive cases have been reported from the hotels where the students are accommodated.  Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr.…

AG clarifies, no lockdown

THE Attorney General (AG)John Muria Junior says there is no lockdown in the Solomon Islands as rumours continue to speculate. Mr. Muria made the clarification during yesterday’s Covid-19 talk-back show update. He said as already been explained through past talk-back shows and through the PM address, a lockdown would only be declared if there’s a…