Lockdown gaps to be patched: PS 

PERMANENT Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says the ministry has identified gaps that need to be strengthened for future lockdowns. Pauline McNeil stressed this during the Talk Back show held at the national broadcaster, Sunday.  “With the lockdown exercise, we were able to identify some of the gaps and areas…

Abae threatens me: Sore

FORMER Honiara City Council (HCC) Finance Chairman Councillor Billy Abae had verbally threatened the City Clerk Rence Sore under the influence of alcohol in the HCC Headquarter on the week before the lockdown. This was revealed to the local media by City Clerk Rence Sore during a press conference, Monday However, Cr Abae outrightly denied…

Package call for submission, Monday

The call for submissions to access the recently announced stimulus package will be published from Monday 25th May and over the following two weeks. That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when he delivered his COVID-19 pandemic nationwide address recently. On that same note, Sogavare assured the nation that in our fight to defend the…

Where’s my ‘freedom’ of speech?

Szetu accused of bullying citizen’s right to speak IAN M.KAUKUI A Honiara resident who recently voiced out his concern against John Szetu’s alleged involvement in the Fire Extinguisher Deal has questioned why the HCC Councillor demanded that he disclose his personal identity to his (Szetu’s) lawyer. Stephen Maki posed the question following a letter from…

PM calls for unity, stability

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has called on all Solomon Islanders to be united in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. He was speaking in his weekly national address, Friday. Sogavare said there are recent commentaries in the media alleging that his Government is using the State of Emergency to politicise certain issues which is not true. …

Suidani praises new school hall

FAUMAMANU Community High School’s newly built assembly hall is a good example of how well we can use taxpayers’ money to trigger development in our communities. Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani stated this during the official handing over of the hall, Tuesday.  Suidani said the school hall was built with funding from the Provincial Capacity Development…

LE’AI JOINS HALL LAUNCH

Futsal Star shares new Futsal Court with students By WILSON SAENI In Auki  NATIONAL Futsal Star Raphael Le’ai has joined officials and students during the official launch event of the Faumamanu Community High School (CHS) Hall and Futsal Court, Tuesday this week. Le’ai was part of the Malaita Football Association (MFA) team that officiated at the…