RSIPF investigate alleged firearm incident

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police force (RSIPF) in Honiara have arrested a suspect following an alleged incident of discharging a firearm in the Tinge Ridge area in West Honiara on 22 March 2020.  Director of the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) Chief Superintendent John Rove says, “The suspect was arrested but yet to…

Call to encourage our people in good, bad times

As leaders, we must continue to encourage our people both in good and bad times says Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani. Premier Suidani made this statement in light of the uncertainty that is ahead of the country as the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to infect and kill thousands around the world. The premier encouraged the…

Kimi: timely statistical info vital for  policy making

The country’s Government Statistician Douglas Kimi says timely and accurate statistical information is key for effective national development and policymaking as well as for poverty assessment and monitoring processes. Mr. Kimi highlighted this as he released the country’s rebased Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on Monday 23 March. Mr. Kimi via a statement issued by the…

More Malaitans return home 

More Malaitans are returning home this week from Honiara for the fear of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19) once it reaches Honiara. This is evident in the increasing number of people traveling back to Malaita Province via ships over the past days. According to observation, usually the month of March records low arrival from Honiara over the…

Talasasa: be responsible, take precaution

THE PEOPLE of Western Province (WP) are being reminded that they themselves must take responsibility for their actions in the prevention against the coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading. The call was made by WP Member of Assembly for Ward 16 Ramrakha Talasasa amidst the current national viral scare saying; “if we the people are so concerned…

Gizo town takes action

The Western Province Government (WPG) under Provincial Disaster Committee (PDC) had issued a notice on Wednesday for the closure and cancellation of a number of activities in Gizo. According to the Deputy Chairman of the Provincial Disaster Committee Patrick Toireana, the new regulation was made in light of the growing threat from the current COVID-19…

Temotu ready to shut off its door

TEMOTU Province will stop all movement in and out of the province in the event the country records its first coronavirus case. Premier Clay Forau stated this when he opened the Provincial Assembly meeting at Lata yesterday. Forau said his province does not have a health system that has the capacity to deal with a…

Health workers ask for early leave

A GOOD number of nurses and doctors are currently applying to take their leave despite the imminent threat the coronavirus (COVID-19) has posed. The situation has put a lot of pressure on the Minister and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS). Minister Dickson Mua confirmed this to the Solomon Star…