PM: need for improvement of economic well-being

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) recognizes the need for the improvement of economic well-being particularly targeting women, youth and the rural population. That’s according to the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, MP when he launched the “EziPei” eWallet service at the Heritage Park Hotel on Wednesday morning. This initiative will greatly improve and transform…

‘Tighten registration law’ 

THE law governing voters is broadly defined and seems open to abuse which means these loopholes needs to be tighten up by the Electoral Office. That’s according to the Australian National University (ANU) Department of Pacific Affairs report which was launched in Honiara on Wednesday this week. The ANU Department of Pacific Affairs ran a…

All vessel movements are watched: Sutton

COMMISSIONER of Customs Jim Sutton says they are monitoring all ship’s movement in the country as part of stepping up the coronavirus prevention strategy.     Sutton during a press conference yesterday said there are many commercial and private vessels in Solomon Islands waters and they are watching all of them. “We have been in touch…

Evidence for DPP on missing RAV4 

POLICE are now compiling their investigations into the missing vehicle at the Kukum Traffic Centre  last December for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) review. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said this was after the police’s Professional Standard and Investigation (PSII) interviewed the suspended police officer. “Our PSII actually interviewed the officer implicated in this…

$20m to fight virus

A BUDGETARY support of $20million has been set aside by the national government as part of its assistance towards preparatory plans to combat the deadly coronavirus in the country. Permanent Secretary Paulin Boseto McNeil revealed this during a media press conference in Honiara on Wednesday. She expressed the Ministry of Health and Medical Service’s (MHMS)…

RSIPF arrest man for attempted murder in Malaita

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) in Auki have arrested a 30-year-old man for alleged attempted murder following an incident that occurred in the Kwaibaita area in East Kwaio, Malaita Province in 2019. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province, Inspector Charles Eddie Koto says, “The suspect was arrested in 2019 after…

NO CONFIRMED CASES

But investigations underway on suspected cases By IAN M.KAUKUI THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services says there are no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Solomon Islands at the moment. Permanent Secretary Pauline McNeil confirmed this to local reporters during a press conference, Wednesday. But she said investigation is ongoing following the cluster of suspected…

Why no 7th formers from MUP PSSs

Makira Ulawa school teachers have queried why no sixth formers from the province’s secondary schools have been given seventh form places this year at national secondary schools. Secondary school teachers spoken to said they have been checking whether or not some sixth formers from their schools have been given seventh form places at the national…

Ezi-Pei launched

SOLOMON Islands Postal Corporation (SIPC) yesterday officially launched its new online financial payment platform called Ezi-Pei. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare launched the new service. This means customers registered with Ezi-Pei will be able to buy their water, power and other services and products using their mobile phones..  Solomon Island Postal Corporation CEO Alfred Ghemu said…

HIGH RISK 

Solomon Islands faces a high risk when it comes to Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil when speaking at a press conference on Wednesday in Honiara. McNeil told local reporters that the virus has spread to other countries globally and now…