PM: we must remain vigilant against virus

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the country must remain united and vigilant against the threats of the Covid-19 pandemic.   He was speaking in his national address to the nation.  “This government will remain committed and vigilant in the fight against Covid-19 from entering the country,” Sogavare said. “And the government’s determination is strong than ever…

SHIP BARRED ENTRY HERE

MV Worship Light sailed from China A PANAMA-REGISTERED bulk carrier that left Zhangjiagang, China, to Solomon Islands early this month was denied entry into port yesterday for violating our laws. Solomon Ports collaborated with the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) to stop MV Worship Light from berthing at Point Cruz yesterday. “This is because…

$1M FINE FOR CROSS BORDERS

Vessels and small crafts caught crossing the common border between Western Province and Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG) will face a fine of $1million or 20 years imprisonment or both. Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau revealed this at the commissioner’s weekly conference, Thursday. “During this State of Emergency we also understand there are emergency zones…

IQF DECONTAMINATION COMPLETE

Decontamination of Institutional Quarantine Facilities used by quarantined persons for the last few weeks has undergone a thorough decontamination process and is ready for use again. A total of 231 rooms have gone through the process. These include 62 rooms at the GBR, 5 at the National Hosting Authority (old Telekom Recreational Area) 8 at…

Police clarifies Yachts’ case

POLICE have confirmed that the yachts sighted at Liapari, Western Province have been in the country prior to the government’s declaration of the state of emergency in terms of COVID-19. Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau said police attended to the report of the yacht sightings at Liapari on Wednesday morning. “There are a number of…