QUARANTINE RULES MAY HAVE BEEN BROKEN

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale calls on the government to explain the real situation with the Chinese vessel that came into the country last week. This call came after it was reported that a Chinese vessel, the MV Worship Light entered the Solomon Islands last week and delivered cargo brought in from China…

Malaita could be logged-free, if loggers removed 

The strong stance by Malaita provincial government on logging companies operating in Malaita Province in 2020 to pay up their logging licences to the province could make Malaita a logging free province. This happened after loggers were slow to pay up their licences for 2020/2021 financial year. Malaita Province is imposing huge pressure on logging…

RSIPF organise COVID-19 workshop for East & Central Honiara

The National Crime Prevention Department (NCPD) of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) on Thursday (30 April 2020) organised a one-day workshop for community leaders in East and Central Honiara to strengthen community partnership in the fight to prevent the coronavirus (COVID-19) from entering the Solomon Islands. When opening the workshop attended by about 60…

RSIPF with stake holders end awareness in Central Province

As part of its COVID -19 Operation Plan to assist the Government’s efforts to prevent any outbreak of the coronavirus in Solomon Islands, RSIPF officers from the Tulagi Police Station with officers from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and the Central Provincial Environmental  Department have recently completed awareness meetings in 25 communities in…

Response to Abae’s sacking

The Office of the Mayor and City Clerk has responded following Cr. Billy Abae’s outburst in the media with regards to his termination as Chairman for Finance. The claim by Cr. Abae that his termination was from him questioning the Mayor’s entitlement, was total nonsense and is misleading. City Clerk Sore said the sacking of…

Concern over yacht handling

THE latest removal of a New Zealand Yacht at the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (SI/PNG) marine border has raised concerns over procedures on how to handle such scenarios. The concern was raised by Alex Tapu of Gizo, Western Province saying he is not alone in sharing empathy for the family onboard the vessel…

City Councillor speaks up

WHY MAYOR SACKED ME By ESTHER NURIA    HONIARA City Council’s Chairman for Finance Billy Abae says he was sacked this week from his position for questioning an advance request mayor Wilson Mamae forwarded to his office for approval. And Abae claimed his dismissal was unfair because he was simply doing his job. “The primary…

It’s here! qPCR machine arrives in Honiara

A qPCR (quantitative polymerase chain reaction) machine funded by the Australian Government arrived safely in Honiara last night (30 April). The new machine will enable COVID-19 tests to be done locally in-country. The procurement and delivery of the machine is the culmination of work and coordination between the Australian Government, the World Health Organisation (WHO)…

NATIONAL COACH IDENTIFIED

Name to be announced soon by SIFF By CROFTON UTUKANA The Solomon Island Football Federation (SIFF) has identified a national coach to lead the senior men’s national team. SIFF confirmed this via a statement, Wednesday. “A long-term coach for the national men’s football team will be named soon after a preferred candidate has been identified…