Students’ plea for MP’s support  

STUDENTS of Lau/ Mbaelelea constituency have called on their Parliamentarian Augustine Auga to focus in education as his top priority this year. The concerned students made the call as they are in need of the MP’s financial assistance leading up to the start of another academic year. A Solomon Islands National University (SINU) student Andrew…

Work on CT Scan to start this year

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Service’s $17 million project is expected to commence this year and it is understood a contractor has already been awarded the contract through the appropriate tender processes. According to 2020 Appropriation Bill 2019, the government has already allocated funds through its Ministry of Health and Medical Services for this…

Missing car case to be sent to DPP

THE case of the vehicle that went missing from the Kukum Traffic Centre compound last month will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for review. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told reporters that the suspended officer has been interviewed on Wednesday. “After interview, the matter will be forwarded to DPP for viewing…

Hunt for escapees continue

After more than a month on the run, police are still asking for communities’ assistance to help them locate the two remaining escapees, Frank Firimolea and Dilo Faiga. Speaking to reporters at the commissioner’s weekly conference Thursday, Acting Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said “Operation Hunt-Man” is continuing to roll. “Police are working very hard to recapture…

TRAVEL BAN REQUEST

Health wants ban on incoming passengers By IAN M. KAUKUI THE Ministry of Health and medical Service says it is waiting on cabinet to decide whether to ban incoming passengers from entering the country in light of the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The ministry has requested cabinet to make a decision on that. It…

PM to commission Taro cable landing station

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will officially open the Taro Cable Landing Station in Choiseul province next Monday. The landmark opening is expected to bring benefits of the submarine cable to Taro. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) stated that Taro is a key provincial centre and a strategic centre.…

Council to discuss betel nut by-law

HONIARA City Council (HCC) says the “Betelnut Control Ordinance 2016” will be re-tabled in its next executive meeting. This is according to Deputy Mayor and Chairman for Law Enforcement Charles Chekah Aiwosuga. Aiwosuga said the decision is part of the council’s efforts to move forward with its policies and reforms. He said the ordinance has…

Football fans questioned duo’s decision

FOOTBALL fans and supporters have questioned the decision by Raphael Lea’i and Leon Kofana to turn down another year of scholarship with Scots College in New Zealand. Both players were scheduled to leave for New Zealand on Tuesday however after much thought they decided to remain with Henderson Eels FC for the upcoming OFC Champions…