RSIPF assistant chief visits Isabel 

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Assistant Commissioner (AC) Provincial Joseph Manelugu has visited officers at the Buala Police Station in the Isabel Province from 6 to 11 July 2020. The visit was part of his tour to the provincial police stations to discuss discipline issues, police infrastructure, conduct administrative training and preparations for…

TSI: use funds transparently

  TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ms Ruth Liloqula demands that the government and the COVID-19 Oversight Committee to be transparent in their handling of the COVID-19 funds during the State of Public Emergency (SoPE). Ms Liloqula made the call following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday that Cabinet had approved the recommendation…

Youths to go into Kava farming 

YOUTHS of Fulifoe village in north Malaita are set to go into kava farming. The surge in interest was stemmed from a one day basic Kava training held at their village over the weekend. The basic Kava training was organized by their village leader Radley Solomon Raramo and was facilitated by Philip Subu and Lesley…

Chief: ESP awareness on Malaita a failure

A CHIEF from East Fataleka in Malaita Province has voiced his disappointment over lack of Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) awareness in Ward 14. Chief Samson Kwairomi told Solomon Star Auki that the ESP awareness team fail to carry out any awareness talks regarding the ESP in East Fataleka during their recent trip to Malaita Province.  …

Bilikiki training to resume

THE country’s beach soccer team, Bilikiki will resume training once they are given the green light by the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF). At the moment all football codes are slowly returning to their normal routine in training. Bilikiki like the other two football codes are also preparing for the Oceania Beach soccer championship scheduled…

16 approved quarantine sites 

A TOTAL of 16 quarantine stations (QS) have been approved by the government following a recent amendment to the Emergency Powers (Declaration of Quarantine Stations) Order 2020 (No.3). Of the total, fifteen (15) sites are located in Honiara city and one (1) in Western Province, a statement from the National Emergency Operating Centre (NEOC) said…

No cases at Magistrate’s Court until Thurs

NO criminal, civil, or family matters have been heard or listed in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court as of Monday. This will continue until Thursday when the Magistrate’s Court will resume hearing of cases. This is because all magistrates are on a two days retreat outside of Honiara. A notice was pinned up in front of…

Kenilorea: focus on border

‘Halt the virus at our borders’ By ANDREW FANASIA WHILST supporting the Prime Minister’s COVID-19 nationwide address on Monday Member of Parliament (MP) for East Are’are Peter Kenilorea Jr says that our main focus should be on our borders. Kenilorea who is also the Chairman for Parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee joined the Prime Minister in…

Testing capabilities now expand 

MINISTRY of Health and Medical Services has expanded its testing capabilities beyond Honiara.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this during his weekly nation-wide address on Monday.  “Ministry of Health and Medical Services has expended its COVID-19 testing capabilities beyond Honiara.  “Gizo Hospital is now testing for COVID-19 in its laboratory with the first 8 tests…