Japan boosts Solomon’s healthcare system

The Government of Japan is continuing to aid the Solomon Islands healthcare system under its “Economic and Social Development” programme in view of the ongoing fight against the covid-19 global pandemic. Notes on the assistance package worth around SB$23 million was signed today by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Hon. Jeremiah Manele…

China Habour supports Central 

CHINA Habour Company Limited has donated disposal protective masks to assist Central Province as part of the province’s preparedness for COVID-19. The brief handing over of the disposal protective masks was held at the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Embassy in Honiara, Tuesday. Acting Head of the Chinese Embassy in Honiara Yao Ming who was…

SPREP celebrates 27 years of service to the Pacific

16 June 2020, Apia, Samoa – Today, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) celebrated its 27th anniversary since the signing of the Treaty Establishing SPREP on June 16, 1993.  SPREP’s past anniversary celebrations have included public activities and events, such as SPREP’s famous ‘open days’ which have seen hundreds of school students…

Auki betel-nut vendors unhappy

Betel-nut vendors in the Malaita Provincial capital of Auki have voiced their disappointment over an alleged action taken by police to clear betel nut stalls situated at the Auki seafront. Speaking exclusively to this paper yesterday frustrated betel nut vendors said their source of income has been cut immediately after police carried out the exercise.…

Trio jailed for escaping lawful custody

THREE men who escaped from Rove prison last December have been sentenced recently in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on various jail sentences. Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga, and Willie Olo were sentenced after pleading guilty to the charge of escaping lawful custody. Principal Magistrate Felix Hollison imposed a starting point of 12 months jail term but…

SOPE puts SI on ‘high alert’

SECRETARY to the Prime Minister Dr. Jimmie Rodgers says the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) allows the country to be on high alert. Dr. Rogers highlighted this during the COVID-19 Oversight Committee weekly talkback show on Sunday via the national broadcaster in response to whether the SOPE will be extended or not.  “One of the…

Suidani meets Mai Masina Green Belt 

MALAITA Premier Daniel Suidani has welcomed and congratulated Mai Masina Green Belt, a local environmental group, over the weekend. This was during a brief meeting with the premier at his residence in Auki on Sunday.  Speaking during a brief meeting Premier Suidani thanked the Mai Masina Green Belt for the effort taken in reaching out…