MHMS appreciate private sector support in COVID-19 fight 

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) greatly appreciates the continuous solidarity and support being displayed by the private sector in assisting the government through the MHMS in its fight against COVID-19. This morning, MHMS received more Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) which includes 200 protective gowns, 20 thermometer, 20-hand sanitizer and $60,000 dollars (SBD)…

In Court with Assumpta

Man denies sexual related charges  Man denies forcing wife on former boyfriend Mentally ill person’s case adjourned, July 17 Man denies sexual related charges  A MAN accused of having sexual intercourse with his teenage step-daughter over a two year period since 2017 has been committed to stand trial in the High Court. This followed a short…

PM Sogavare’s nationwide address

NATIONWIDE ADDRESSPRIME MINISTER HON MANASSEH SOGAVARE-03. 07. 2020- Introduction FELLOW Solomon Islanders, I stand here with the greatest of humility to update you on what your Government is doing regarding COVID-19 and other related matters. Last week I stated that by the end of June global cases would reach the 10 million mark. As of…

No independence celebrations

SOLOMON Islands will mark its 42nd Independence Anniversary celebration next week Tuesday 7th, July 2020.  However, this time it will be different compared to past celebrations where there used to be big crowds converging at Lawson Tama stadium to mark the country’s special day. In his nationwide weekly address on Friday, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare…

SI students in the Philippines worried

STUDENTS studying in the Philippines are worried for their lives following reports that some of them are residing in recently Covid-19 infected buildings. Reports reaching Solomon Star on Friday confirmed that about 10 Solomon Island students are residing at the building where there have been reports of recent positive coronavirus cases. They call on the Government…

Stimulus Package is not a free handout: PM

SOLOMON Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the Stimulus package is neither a free handout nor a package for new start-up businesses. Sogavare made the statement to clear doubts after so much debate going on in the media on the issue of the Economic Stimulus Package. “My good people, I am reiterating this to clarify…

Loading of relief suppliers for Makira this weekend

LOADING of relief supplies for tropical cyclone Harold affected communities in Makira Province will start this weekend. The Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management & Meteorology (MECDM) confirmed this following an inquiry on a plea for food by those affected by the cyclone Harold but are yet to receive a single relief supply from the…

Bougainvilleans end quarantined in Gizo 

RECENTLY quarantined duo apprehended for crossing the SI/PNG maritime border in Shortland, Western Province have been released and currently in Honiara to serve due process for their negligence of border laws set in place during the State of Public Emergency (SOPE). Danny Ruel of the National Disaster Management’s Western Office explained about the turn of…

Ugi road work progressing well

ROAD construction on Ugi Island in Makira Ulawa Province is progressing well. That’s according to the Member of Parliament (M) for Ulawa Ugi Constituency William Bradford Marau. Work is currently in its first phase starting from the recently completed wharf at Selwyn Bay to Erere constituency warehouse, he said. “The first phase of the first…