Stimulus package dateline likely to extend

THE deadline to submit an application for the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) will be on the 26th of June 2020 but it is likely to be extended. Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s Office, Robson Djokovic made the statement when responding to question whether the government would give ample time for rural populous to…

MASS REPATRIATION

MORE than 300 locals and expatriates are expected to travel back into the country via the two governments’ sanctioned flights next week. This was revealed on Sundayt by the Secretary to Prime Minister, Dr Jimmy Rogers during the weekly talkback show on the national broadcaster. Dr. Rodgers said that the incoming citizens are mostly from Australia,…

Police investigate suspicious death in Malaita Province

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Auki, Malaita Province are investigating the suspicious death of a 25-year-old male person at Kiu Village in West Are’Are on 20 June 2020. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Superintendent William Foufaka says, “Police received a report from a police officer at Kiu Village…

BRUTAL ACT

High school girl gives birth, then suffocates baby By TERENCE ZIRUIn Gizo   A SIXTEEN-year-old high school student from Vella La Vella, Western Province is under investigation for allegedly suffocating her newborn baby minutes after giving birth inside a school’s ablution block last week. The brutal act which occurred at a boarding high school has…

Media to report responsibly: PM 

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has called on the media to be more responsible and to exercise the required ethics and standards that is expected of them.  PM Sogavare made the call during his nation-wide COVID-19 weekly address, Friday.  “The media has been quite unacceptable in discharging its duty to the people of this nation. …

GOVT CLARIFIES VESSEL ISSUE

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) wishes to clarify to the public that the MV Worship Light entry into the country did not breach any COVID-19 measures. The OPMC confirms that the MV Worship Light, with regards to COVID-19 entry protocols, was fully compliant.  With regards to the Standard Operating Procedure, all…

Status of COVID-19 Isolation Wards at NRH

Following media enquiries regarding one of the Isolation wards at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) as not meeting the required standard to isolate COVID-19 patients, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is pleased to provide an update to this enquiry as it is important that truthful, accurate, complete and up to date information…

ILLEGAL YACHT ENTRY

Three Expatriates evaluated for risk of COVID-19 The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) received a report on alleged presence of three expatriates at the Yacht Club on June 19, 2020, who entered Solomon Islands in contravention to the Orders prohibiting the entry of Yachts into Solomon Islands.  The MHMS in collaboration with the…