Makira to set up isolation centre

MAKIRA-ULAWA Province will set up its isolation centre at Waimapuru National Secondary School as part of its coronavirus preparedness exercise. Premier Julian Maka’a announced this at provincial capital Kirakira, Monday during the launch of the province’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) Awareness Program. Maka’a said his Government had agreed to set up the Quarantine and Isolation Centre at…

Police officers accused of acting unlawfully

SOME members of the Central Response Unit (CRU) at the Central Police Station enforcing the weekend curfew have been accused of entering family homes at Kukum and removed betel nut bags and taking cash. The families affected have questioned whether the emergency powers allowed police to enter family homes and remove their belongings. “They not…

$2.5B GAMES DEAL 

The Solomon Islands Government and Peoples Republic of China (PRC) have signed letters of exchange to fund the 2023 Pacific Games infrastructures worth SBD$2.5 billion.  The signing ceremony was witnessed by top government officials and the officials of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Wednesday, at the Prime Minister’s Office.  Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister for…

Australian photo competition promotes local products

The Australian Government initiative, Strongim Bisnis, awarded 10 photographers prizes for showcasing Solomon Islands products under a “Buy Local” photograph competition.  The competition was part of a broader effort to encourage Solomon Islanders to buy local products instead of imported substitutes, a statement from Strongim Bisnis said. The competition was conducted in collaboration with local…

Our health cannot be compromised

IN January this year, the government has “established a high level, multi-sector Corona Virus Oversight Committee, chaired by the Secretary to Cabinet to assess and to coordinate the response to the Corona Virus threat to the country according to the National Address presented by the Hon Prime Minister. In the same speech, the Prime Minister…

Wickham: West must be alert

THE Provincial Disaster Committee Chairman (PDC) and Western Provincial (WP) Provincial Secretary Jeffery Wickham says people of WP must be alert during the current state of emergency (SOE). Wickham in a statement encourages the people of Western Province to also be steadfast and firm as his committee and advisory committees to roll out a number…