Thanks Dr Tautai

DEAR EDITOR – Please give me space in your paper to express my appreciation to Dr. Tautai Kaitu’u for his good heart of allowing the MV Avaiki Maine for people of Rennell and Bellona to go free. I also note that Dr. Tautai assisted people by giving them ration to help them when they reach…

Betel nut stalls

DEAR EDITOR – I see the betel nut and other product stalls opposite Telekom driveway have gone however I note the stall near BPI is still there as well as the stalls along the Ranadi foreshore.  Is this a case of “out of sight, out of mind”?  I am told the stall I mentioned yesterday…

Abuse of children

DEAR EDITOR – There are recent stories published in the media on the ongoing abuse of children.  Such heartbreaking stories indicate that our children are no longer safe in our communities. Children are vulnerable as they are young, physically weak and can easily be lured and abused by perpetrators. As parents, it is our paramount…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Casino operator’s trial set to start tomorrow Indecent assault case set for August Casino operator’s trial set to start tomorrow TRIAL on the case of a foreigner accused of operating an illegal casino in 2018 will commence tomorrow in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Ngie Kwong Pau from Malaysia is facing trial for one count of unlawful…

Australia funds testing machine 

The Australian Government is funding the procurement and delivery of a new COVID-19 testing machine to enable in-country testing in the Solomon Islands. The machine is expected to be ready for mobilisation from Australia this week.  The Australia High Commission, World Health Organisation (WHO) and Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) are working together…

Manetiva on COVID-19 strategies

CENTRAL Islands Premier Stanley Manetiva says that his province is looking at certain emergency regulations under the emergency powers following the state of emergency declaration with regards to the threats posed by COVID-19.  Manetiva said that they are looking at an immediate medium-term strategy that involves intra-provincial cooperation arrangements between Central Province, Isabel Province and…

Emergency leave for public servants

THE Solomon Islands Government (SIG) has on Tuesday authorised that all public servants serving under non-essential services will have to take emergency paid leave of absence as part of its strategy to mitigate local transmission of COVID-19 once it reaches Honiara and other provincial headquarters. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service Nego Sisiolo in…