PM PLEASED WITH PREP

Praises health workers for taking the lead By IAN M. KAUKUI   PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he’s pleased with the current status of preparedness at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). Sogavare expressed his pleasure after a brief visit to inspect a number of COVID-19 facility sites and equipment at the NRH, Monday.  “The purpose…

Call to repair Afio wharf in S/Malaita 

Afio wharf as one of the main wharves serving the people of the southern region of Malaita Province needs repair as it is slowly but surely eroding over the years. Being the entry point for the people of Small Malaita, East Are’are and West Are’are, Afio wharf appeared unsafe which forced the people of Afio…

RSIPF acknowledges PM’s commendation 

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) acknowledges the positive comments by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in thanking all officers involved in the recent curfew. In his nation-wide address on the COVID -19 delivered on Friday, Mr. Sogavare thanked all the officers involved in the operation for their tireless efforts in ensuring the operation was…

PM to visit COVID-19 facility sites

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare and his officials from the Prime Ministers Office will visit the National Referral Hospital (NRH) today to inspect a number of COVID-19 facility sites and equipment. A statement from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said the half-day visit will allow Prime Minister Sogavare and his officials to see…

Nationals in Fiji urged to abide with law

THE Solomon Islands High Commission in Fiji has warned all Solomon Islanders in Fiji to follow the local authorities’ instructions and respect the advisories on preventative measures on COVID-19 including the lockdown and curfew restriction. The warning was issued following one local who was caught amongst others for breaching the curfew restriction order. “It is…

PS on school updates

STUDENTS in forms 3, 5, 6 and 7 in all high schools in the provinces are expected to resume classes next week, except for all schools in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Noro, Munda, Choiseul-bay and Shortland Islands. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Franco Rodie during…

RESULTS CLEAR

Country receives final two COVID-19 test results BY MOFFAT MAMU   GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has confirmed the two remaining samples for the suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) have returned negative. In a statement yesterday the Ministry of Health said; “the ministry is pleased to finally receive results of the remaining two…

One Link boss faces more charges

MORE charges are expected to be laid against One Link Pacifica’s director as police are continuing with their investigation. Gerrad Tauohu is currently facing 33 counts of false pretence under the penal code and one count of unlicensed financial institution under the Financial Institutions Act 1998. His matter was mentioned yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’…

Filualea remains North Malaita MP

NORTH Malaita Member of Parliament (MP) Senley Levi Filualea has retained his seat following the dismissal of the petition lodged against him, Friday. This was after Judge Terrence Higgins found no evidence against Filualea on allegations of denial into counting area and bribery. Former MP Jimmy Lusibaea lodged the petition after losing his seat to…

PM: we must remain vigilant against virus

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the country must remain united and vigilant against the threats of the Covid-19 pandemic.   He was speaking in his national address to the nation.  “This government will remain committed and vigilant in the fight against Covid-19 from entering the country,” Sogavare said. “And the government’s determination is strong than ever…