NPF payout underway

Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) has commenced payment to its members under the COVID-19 emergency withdrawals as of last week. A statement from SINPF Media Unit yesterday said payout to members has officially commenced on Thursday and will continue today and in the coming days. Hundreds of members have applied to withdraw part of…

Developments in Malaita on track

The Suidani-led Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government’s rebellious stance on the switch of diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan is after all not in vain.  Rather, it earned him development partners and friends far and near that is ready to support his government’s development policies for the province.  Amongst the projects earmarked for…

POLICE CLARIFY PUFF’S CASE

Victims urged to report threats By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN ACTING Police Chief Mostyn Mangau is calling on the victims of the alleged shoot-out at Tinge Ridge, West Honiara, to come to police with their complaints if they continue to receive threats. He made this response when asked by a reporter if police receive a report of…

Galokale: unity needed to tackle COVID-19 crisis

The Government and the Solomon Islands Medical Association have been urged to find amicable resolve on this week’s sacking of Dr. Claude Posala. This advice was made by the leader of the Independent Group in Parliament Robertson Galokale following the unfortunate sacking of doctor Posala recently. His call came in light of the country’s need…

63 SUSPECTS NABBED

Over two nights for allegedly breaching curfew By IAN M.KAUKUI A TOTAL of 63 suspects have been arrested and six vehicles detained over two nights of curfew for allegedly breaching the partial lockdown enforced under the state of public emergency within the city’s emergency zone. The emergency zone is between Alligator Creek in East Honiara…

PM actives state of emergency powers

CURFEW STARTS TONIGHT PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Thursday announced a two-day nightly curfew for Honiara that will start 8pm tonight. The curfews will be effective from 8pm to 5am tonight and tomorrow night. While people’s movement will be strictly restricted during those two nights, they will be free to move around as usual during the days. Sogavare…

‘Parents must educate children on sexual morality’ 

THERE is a need for parents in our communities to bring to the table educational conversations on the morality of refraining from immoral sexual acts, attitudes, and behaviours by teenagers, a Honiara Magistrate says. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga made this benchmark remarks on Tuesday when imposing sentences for three young teenagers who had sexual intercourse…

Court dismisses petition against Philip

A High Court judge has on Thursday dismissed the petition against Member of Parliament (MP) for South New Georgia Danny Philip. Judge John Keniapisia dismissed the allegations of undue influence, abuse of electoral process and bribery after a trial. “In view of the foregoing findings and conclusions, the petition is dismissed with cost on a standard…

US repatriates citizens, delivers medics to SI

United States (US) Embassy in Port Moresby yesterday coordinated a repatriation flight for five U.S. citizens to return to the United States.  The same flight also delivered a Shimadzu Mobile Dart X-ray machine, purchased by the New Zealand High Commission in the Solomon Islands, for the Solomon Islands Ministry of Health.   It will be used…

TOP DOC FIRED OVER FB POSTS

A TOP doctor has been fired over his Facebook postings which the government claimed are false, misleading and inflammatory. Dr. Claude Posala, an eye-specialist working at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara received his marching orders from Nego Sisiolo, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service yesterday morning. “…yes, I got terminated this…