Gov’t consults on stimulus package

GOVERNMENT authorities are currently consulting private sector representatives to put together a stimulus package to relieve any serious impacts on the national economy in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic worldwide. Currently, the Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma is also leading discussions with our development and multilateral partners on this issue and so…

Escapees poised to take pleas

THE case of the three recaptured prisoners accused of escaping from Rove prison last December has been adjourned for possible plea next week. The matter of Frank Firimolea, Dilo Faiga, and Willie Olo who faces a charge of escaping lawful custody was listed for plea last Friday. However, Faiga’s lawyer Lazarus Waroka of Public Solicitor’s…

Australia donates hygiene kits 

The Australian High Commission in Honiara on Monday donated a batch of personal hygiene kits to the National Disaster Operation Center.  The kits contain sanitary items such as; toilet tissues, shaving gear, soap, cleaning detergent, Colgate, toothbrush, face mask, and gloves. Speaking when handing over the items Australian High Commissioner His Excellency Dr. Lachlan Strahan…

PM hails public cooperation

‘Nation urged to fight COVID-19 together’ By ANDREW FANASIA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare led government acknowledges the response that the public has demonstrated in abiding and respecting the measures amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. He made these sentiments when he addressed the nation last week. Sogavare said that when the public cooperates it gives the government…

NRH imposes emergency measures

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) is implementing special emergency measures to respond to the threat of the deadly coronavirus (COVID–19). Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr. John Hue said all non-urgent clinics and hospital services are suspended until further notice. Under the NRH Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) protocol, there is an urgent need to control the…