NO PPE, NO WORK

• Medics need PPE gears, says Dr. Kako• Malaita yet to receive donated medical kits  By WILSON SAENI In Auki WE will not attend any COVID-19 suspected case in Malaita Province if we do not have protective gear, says Malaita Provincial Health Director Dr. Henry Kako. Dr. Kako made this clear in a meeting with concerned…

Gina wants shipping liner halted

The Premier of the Western Province (WP) David Lani Gina has expressed big disappointment over why responsible authorities has seen it right to allow a Maesrk Container liner, Conship-Way  to dock at Noro port amid ongoing  concern over the global COVID -19 pandemic. The ship arriving in Noro last week has already created fear among the…

Govt clarifies vessel issue

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) wishes to clarify to the public that the MV Worship Light entry into the country did not breach any COVID-19 measures. The OPMC confirms that the MV Worship Light with regards to COVID-19 entry protocols was fully compliant.  With regards to the Standard Operating Procedure, all…

$8.7m for Cyclone Harold relief efforts

The Government has allocated SBD$8.7 million for food relief efforts caused by the recent tropical cyclone Harold.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare revealed this during his weekly nationwide address, Friday. “Fellow citizens, whilst we continue to maintain our fight against COVID-19 the government have not disregarded the impacts tropical cyclone Harold had on our country.  “The…

Airport upgrade in limbo

Covid-19 threatens project, could be terminated: Virivolomo By ESTHER NURIA   The multi-million dollar Japanese funded Honiara airport upgrade is now in limbo and is currently being suspended following the threats of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), says the permanent secretary for the Ministry of Communications & Aviation. This project aims to reduce aircraft turn around, provide…