Sore: Central market to remain open

HONIARA’s central market will still be carrying out its normal services despite the threats of the COVID-19 in the Solomon Islands.  Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk Rence Sore revealed this when responding to concerns raised by the public for its actions to keep the Central Market open whilst closing other satellite markets as its measures…

Gov’t consults on stimulus package

GOVERNMENT authorities are currently consulting private sector representatives to put together a stimulus package to relieve any serious impacts on the national economy in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic worldwide. Currently, the Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma is also leading discussions with our development and multilateral partners on this issue and so…

Escapees poised to take pleas

THE case of the three recaptured prisoners accused of escaping from Rove prison last December has been adjourned for possible plea next week. The matter of Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga, and Willie Olo who faces a charge of escaping lawful custody was listed for plea last Friday. However, Faiga’s lawyer Lazarus Waroka of Public Solicitor’s…

Malaitans urged to pray for divine intervention

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has appealed to all Malaitans for a united stand to see God’s divine intervention and protection through prayer in light of the growing threat from the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). In a message, Mr. Suidani urges fellow Malaitans to pray at least three days a week before doing their work. “In…

Body of boy, 1, found

POLICE in the Makira Ulawa Province have recovered the body of a one-year-old male child that went missing at Hagaehu village in Central Makira on 23 March 2020. The body of the missing child was found by one of the villagers on 28 March 2020. “This is a very sad incident as the body of…

Australia donates hygiene kits 

The Australian High Commission in Honiara on Monday donated a batch of personal hygiene kits to the National Disaster Operation Center.  The kits contain sanitary items such as; toilet tissues, shaving gear, soap, cleaning detergent, Colgate, toothbrush, face mask, and gloves. Speaking when handing over the items Australian High Commissioner His Excellency Dr. Lachlan Strahan…

PM hails public cooperation

‘Nation urged to fight COVID-19 together’ By ANDREW FANASIA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare led government acknowledges the response that the public has demonstrated in abiding and respecting the measures amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He made these sentiments when he addressed the nation last week. Sogavare said that when the public cooperates it gives the government…

NRH imposes emergency measures

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) is implementing special emergency measures to respond to the threat of the deadly coronavirus (COVID–19). Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr. John Hue said all non-urgent clinics and hospital services are suspended until further notice. Under the NRH Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) protocol, there is an urgent need to control the…

Members flock NPF

FOLLOWING the announcement by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday about the approval to allow members of the National Provident Fund (NPF) to withdraw part of their contribution in light of the health crisis, the NPF head office in Honiara was packed to the limit, Monday morning. The minister of Finance in consultation with the…

FUNDS MISSING

Claims $600k went missing during MART’s caretaker mode By WILSON SAENI In Auki   FUNDS of around $600,000 allegedly went missing during the reign of the previous Malaita Provincial Government under the leadership of former Premier Peter Ramohia last year. Information reaching the paper claimed the money ($600k) went missing from $1.6 million being deposited into…