Anglican Church services suspended

WITH the rapidly increasing cases of COVID-19 in Honiara and the health team’s ongoing effort to find the extent of COVID-19 community transmission in Honiara, the Anglican Church of Melanesia is suspending all church services for the Diocese of Central Melanesia (DOCM) this Sunday, 23rd of January, 2022. The Anglican Archbishop of the Church of…

BOATS RESTRICTED TO ENTER GIZO

INTER-ISLAND boats travelling to Gizo Town, Western Province, will only be allow into the township if they comply with the strict COVID-19 safety practices imposed by the provincial government. This restricted measure came into effect on Thursday after the province activated its Response Plan Alert Phase to Level 3. Western Province Premier Christian Mesepitu said…

Medical lab stretched to capacity

THE molecular laboratory at the National Referral Hospital is now stretched to capacity and test results will continue to be delayed as the number of swab samples collected since Wednesday this week increases rapidly. A statement from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said since yesterday morning (Thursday 20th January) over 300 samples have…

GIZO MARKET SERVICES REDUCED

GIZO Market in the Western Province will open for only three days starting next week. This was endorsed by the Western Provincial Executive through the Provincial Health Emergency Oversight Committee (PHOEC) and the Provincial Disaster Committee (PDOC). In a special address to Western Province today, the provincial premier Christian Mesepitu said as of next week…

Wale: 48 new cases sad, unfortunate

LEADER of Opposition has described today’s announcement of 48 new COVID-19 cases by the Prime Minister this afternoon as ‘sad and unfortunate’.Matthew Wale in a statement issued by Opposition Office said this is the highest number of cases recorded in the last 24hrs and it is a serious concern for the country.“I am equally saddened…

SIAC election postponed

THE election for the Solomon Islands Athletes Commission (SIAC) new executive has been cancelled and postponed for a later date. This was confirmed by the current SIAC chairman, Francis Manioru in a statement yesterday. The cancellation and postponement is due to the current Covid-19 situation the country is facing at the moment. “Due to the…

WP premier reiterates safety measures

PREMIER of Western Province is pleading with all people of Western Province to follow strict measures and protocols that was already endorsed by the Executive through Western Provincial Disaster Oversight Committee (PDOC).   This came after the activation of the Level 3 response phase approved yesterday by the Provincial Health Oversight and Emergency Committee (PHEOC),…