LOCKDOWN, ITS IMPACT

A LOCKDOWN for the Solomon Islands will have a number of serious implications for the country. Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmie Rodgers made the comments when responding to a question of locking down the country during a talkback show over the weekend.  Dr. Rodgers through a statement from the Prime Minister Press Secretariat…

Students call for immediate evacuation 

SOLOMON Islands students studying at various Universities in the Philippines are calling on the government for an immediate evacuation as Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases upsurges in the host country. A student studying at AMA University in Quezon City, Manilla said the cases reported are climbing above 50 and it is becoming a huge concern for them.…

Parliament opens today

The third (3rd) meeting of the 11th Parliament will open today, Monday the 16th of March 2020 with a speech from the throne by His Excellency the Governor-General. The ceremonial speech from His Excellency Sir David Vunagi GCMG KStJ will be delivered after the house meets for prayers and the Speaker’s announcement, a statement from…

Still no confirmed Covid-19 case

THERE is still no confirmed case of Coronavirus for the Solomon Islands. Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Mrs. Pauline McNeil revealed this during a talkback show at the SIBC leaf hut yesterday in Honiara. “There is still no confirmed case of COVID-19 as yet from the two suspected cases. “The…

SIFF to consider measures on coronavirus

The Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Executive will have an emergency meeting on Monday 16 March to come up with measures to contain the likely spreading of the coronavirus in the country. SIFF President, William Lai said his executive will convene for the meeting despite there is no confirmed case in the Solomon Islands. “We…

Lake Tegano Red flagged

The World Heritage-listed Lake Tegano in East Rennell is now under the danger list, says the United Nation Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) country representative, Christina Bakolo. Ms Bakolo revealed this during a dialogue called by the Solomon Islands World Heritage in East Rennell or the Core Team, last Thursday in Honiara. According to…

Kooline coach satisfied

The coach for the SIPA Futsal league champions, Kooline, Stanley Puiarana feels satisfied after winning the SIPA Top Eight Futsal Challenge third-fourth playoff at the Multipurpose Hall, Saturday. Kooline defeated Mataks 8-4 in the loser’s final match on Saturday. Puiarana said they concentrated on their defense and made use of their scoring chance. “Really impressed…

Dialogue on Lake Tegano, East Rennell ends

A dialogue between Solomon Islands Government (SIG), Partners and East Rennell Indigenous People (ERIP) has successfully ended in Honiara, Friday. The meeting which was held at Mendana Hotel was concluded with an MoU signing and resolutions from the SIG line ministries, partners and ERIP representatives in Honiara. Speaking during the dialogue was the Permanent Secretary…

Foods gardens affected by flood

Food gardens owned by residents of the Savaulu area in west Guadalcanal was really affected by the heavy rain and flooding, Thursday night. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki reported that there are huge numbers of food gardens at West Guadalcanal being washed away due to the heavy downpour. He said that this really affects…

Reopening DBSI to benefit rural businesses: Marau

The Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, William Bradford Marau says the re-opening of DBSI will be good for the Makira Ulawa Province’s rural people wanting to develop their resources. He says resource owners should start thinking about venturing into new down-stream processing and industrial activities, and the use of modern technology in business on…