BIG DROP IN FINANCE

THE Solomon Islands Government (SIG) is experiencing a cash flow problem and a big drop in finance collection due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and the State of Public Emergency (SoPE). Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury McKinnie Dentana confirmed this yesterday during the weekly talk-back show over the national broadcaster.…

CHINA TRIP CLARIFIED

SECRETARY to the Prime Minister (SPM) has cleared the air following criticisms regarding the government’s decision to allow a repatriation flight into China and return.   Dr. Jimmy Rodgers made the clarification from concern members of the public during the weekly talk-back show yesterday over the national broadcaster. In response, he said China is not so…

Ngati thanks Auditor General’s office

THE Office of the Auditor General (AG) has finally presented the first draft of its spot on audit to the Honiara City Council (HCC) on Thursday. Councilor for Vura Ward, Cr. Reginald Ngati told the paper yesterday said the presentation was made in the presence of the Honiara City Mayor, his clerk and heads of…

BLOOD SHORTAGE NOT NEW

Doctor clarifies blood shortage By ESTHER NURIA  National Referral Hospital (NRH) Medical Superintendant and Chief Executive Officer (acting) Dr. John Hue has clarified the blood shortage issue at NRH.  Dr. Hue confirmed to this paper that the blood shortage issue at the Hospital is not true. “If the hospital runs out of blood, it should…

United and Eels release team lists

FC Isabel United and Henderson Eels have released the names of their respective squad members for the Telekom S-league (TSL) season. According to reports, both clubs have interesting new signings which will make the upcoming TSL season an exciting and entertaining season. FC Isabel United named a strong side for the 2020 TSL season as…

PM vows to address GP issues

GUADALCANAL Province celebrated its second appointed day at Visale, North West Guadalcanal in style on Friday. Speaking at the occasion Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare took the opportunity to acknowledge and appreciate the leaders and people of Guadalcanal Province. He further assured the Premier and the people of Guadalcanal that his government will work closely with…

Missing six found alive in Ulawa

The six people that have been missing while travelling in an outboard motorised boat (OBM) from Kala Bay in Santa Cruz Island to the Reef Islands in the Temotu Province on 11 July 2020 have been found safe and well at  Ngarangara Point near Su’umoli Village on Ulawa Island in the Makira Ulawa Province at…

Guadalcanal Province to celebrate on Friday

GUADALCANAL Province will celebrate its 36th Second Appointed Day today at Visale, North West Guadalcanal. The province’s Second Appointed Day falls annually on August 1st. However, because August 1st falls on Saturday, the provincial government decides to commemorate the event today by declaring today, a public holiday for Guadalcanal Province to allow them to join…