MID to repossess property

THE Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) plans to reequip the MID Civil Support Unit (CSU) in Malaita Province, says Permanent Secretary Stephen Maesiola.  MID CSU in Malaita has been handicapped for the past 15 years to the point that CSU also lost its office after a lands officer previously served at the lands office…

Observe lockdown seriously: PM Sogavare

PRIME Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, MP has called on citizens and all residents living in the Honiara Emergency Zone to observe the 36- hour lockdown seriously. This was during his pre-lockdown statement to the public this morning. The Prime Minister advises all to prepare “adequate food and water to cover the lockdown period, medications for…

RSIPF starts COVID 19 lockdown operation

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) operation to enforce the COVID-19 lockdown in the declared Emergency Zone from Poha to Alligator Creek has begun this morning with officers deployed to assist with the movement of people from Honiara City safely to their homes before the lockdown starts at 6 pm this evening. The lockdown…

HCC PROBE CALL

Kina: questionable action warrants investigation By IAN M.KAUKUI THE questionable actions and dealings of both the City Clerk Rence Sore and councillor John Szetu, owner of the Pinnacle Enterprises in Honiara, warrant a full-fledged investigation by responsible authorities. This sentiment was echoed by John Kina, a long-time resident of Honiara. Kina told the Solomon Star Sore’s…

MARA urged to clear overdue mess

THE Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government under the leadership of Premier Daniel Suidani has been called on to clear the long-overdue mess created by the previous provincial executives. A chief from Fataleka, Andrew Balasi said that one of the messes being left by past governments is the claim of ownership of provincial houses…

COVID-19 affects NRH services

THE COVID-19 situation in the country is affecting normal health services at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) resulting in unnecessary deaths since attention is solely focused on emergency cases only.  Speaking to this paper, a doctor said that they are having a big problem but have to accept it because of fear to come out…

SPM clarifies why lockdown is necessary

THE Government has clarified the question of ‘why it is necessary for a lockdown’. A lockdown is set to take place from 6pm on (Wednesday 20th May 2020) to 6am on Friday 22nd May 2020. The lockdown will only for Honiara between Alligator Creek to Poha River. Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmie Rodgers has…

Govt announces repatriation of nationals

THE Government’s Covid-19 Oversight Committee has announced the repatriation of Solomon Islands Nationals who are stranded in Australia and Fiji as a result of flight closures due to COVID-19. Chair of the Covid-19 Oversight Committee and Secretary to Cabinet, James Remobatu made the announcement in the latest Travel advisory number two issued on 14 May…