Additional subs on curfew related matter

ADDITIONAL submissions in relation to the curfew matter will be made in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo will be hearing the additional submissions from both the prosecution and the defence this morning. Public Solicitor Howard Lawry had filed a further submission last Friday but later realised it had some error.…

SINCW Commends DCGA leadership

THE Solomon Islands National Council of Women has highly commended the Hon Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, and his entire Government for the outstanding leadership and the immediate measures taken to protect Solomon Islands people from the COVID 19. According to the President of the Solomon Islands National Council of Women Ms. Ella Kauhue said, “holding…

$124 m for urgent recovery measures: PM  

A TOTAL of SBD$124 million has been allocated towards the Immediate Recovery Measures, the second component under the Stimulus Package of SBD$309million. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during his speech at the launching of the package yesterday said Immediate Recovery Measures focuses on productive and resource sectors especially in investing in value-added products in agriculture, forestry,…

MISSING ‘MONEY’ PROBED

Call for query into undeposited cash payments SACKED Chairman for Finance at the Honiara City Council (HCC) Billy Abae has called on authorities to investigate unaccounted revenue collected for the sale of fire extinguishers by the Honiara City Council (HCC). In a letter to the media, Councillor (Cr) Abae said since starting employment with City…

Stranded locals overseas to be repatriated soon

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says once the testing capabilities for COVID-19 are established and ready for use in the country which is on schedule to be operational next week, the government will proceed to execute its repatriation plan for stranded citizens overseas. Speaking at his weekly national address last Friday, Sogavare said those citizens were…

Guadalcanal, West schools to resume classes

SECRETARY to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers says next week will be a busy week for education as most schools will get back to their normalities. Dr. Rodgers made the statement during Sunday’s talkback show on SIBC. He said following the recent declaration for all schools outside of the emergency zones to y reopened this…

Ministry accused of nepotism on airport contracts

THE Ministry of Communications & Aviation (MCA) is being accused of nepotism when awarding contracts to do maintenance around the Honiara International Airport vicinity. A concerned youth group from East Honiara raised the concern after receiving reports from within the ministry that the contracts were being given to the same people over the passing years.…

NO PPE, NO WORK

• Medics need PPE gears, says Dr. Kako• Malaita yet to receive donated medical kits  By WILSON SAENI In Auki WE will not attend any COVID-19 suspected case in Malaita Province if we do not have protective gear, says Malaita Provincial Health Director Dr. Henry Kako. Dr. Kako made this clear in a meeting with concerned…

Gina wants shipping liner halted

The Premier of the Western Province (WP) David Lani Gina has expressed big disappointment over why responsible authorities has seen it right to allow a Maesrk Container liner, Conship-Way  to dock at Noro port amid ongoing  concern over the global COVID -19 pandemic. The ship arriving in Noro last week has already created fear among the…