DBSI lending roll-out continues

THE Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) continues to lend money to borrowers regardless of the negative impacts of COVID-19 on the local economy since the bank’s inception in June this year. The Minister of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma announced this positive development in Parliament yesterday in response to a question from Member of…

RSIPF officers undergo Drone Operator training

 Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are undergoing a four-day drone operator training starting today (1 December 2020) at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. The RSIPF Drone Operator Training includes three Officers from the National Response Department, one officer from the National Intelligence Department (NID), and two officers from the Drone…

BIG HELP

PRC supports govt with $1.2m THE People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Friday handed over a cheque of USD150,000 (SBD1.2 million) to the Solomon Islands Government to help with the COVID-19 fight. Solomon Islands Government remains grateful towards the continued support provided by the government and people of PRC, a statement from the Ministry of…

MP on Facebook

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Central Guadalcanal says the move to temporarily suspend Facebook (FB) in the country is important to manage information. Speaking in Parliament, on Monday during the Sine Die Motion, Ishmael Avui said the plan is part of controlling information in the country and to avoid civil disorder.  He said the…

SICCI meets with Japanese Ambassador

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) expressed its appreciation to the Government and the people of Japan for their continuous support to infrastructure development in the Solomon Islands. Members of the SICCI Board and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms. Natalina Hong paid a courtesy call to the Japanese Ambassador to the Solomon…

No new COVID case

SOLOMON Islands did not record any COVID-19 cases this week and the number of positive cases in quarantine is also reduced to eight. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this during his weekly nation-wide address on Monday. He said all passengers from Kiribati and Fiji were tested negative in their first tests and if their second…

Late PNG envoy farewelled

THE Late Papua New Guinea (PNG) Acting High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands Dr. John Balavu was formally farewelled before being flown back to his home country, Monday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Foreign Affairs Minister Jeremiah Manele, Chief Justice Albert Palmer, and other ministers of the crown, senior government officials, and members of the Diplomatic…

Big win for Kakamora

Makira Ulawa Kakamora has made a positive start to their Solomon Cup campaign with a 5-0 win over Renbel Ibis at the Lawson Tama yesterday. Kakamora started off taking a 2-0 lead in the first half before adding another three later in the second half. Coach George Fafale said this is a good start for…