ANZ donates AUD$100k

ANZ Bank has announced it would donate AUD100,000 (SBD800K) to the Solomon Islands rebuild, including some funds previously announced for COVID19 relief. This was revealed by ANZ Solomon Islands Country Head, Martin Beattie, in a statement yesterday. “The Solomon Islands has had a turbulent history but it is a proud country and we truly believe…

Suidani makes 180 turn for ‘statehood’

MALAITAN Premier Daniel Suidani – the only provincial head of government who two years ago rejected a federal system of government – has made a 180 degree turn-around and is now calling for the introduction of the State Government. Premier Suidani in an article published by this paper yesterday expressed support for state government following…

Flights disrupted by unrest

A NUMBER of scheduled repatriation flights to bring back students and nationals overseas were disrupted by the political unrest last month. That’s according to Permanent Secretary for Foreign Affairs Collin Beck on Sunday during radio talk back show over the national broadcaster-SIBC. “As we in a period of sending back our students in the country,…

HyperChem opens its doors despite motion

HYPERCHEM Pharmacy in the heart of Honiara’s Point Cruz remains open, despite the limited movement of people in town when the Motion to oust the Prime Minister was debated, Monday. According to the outlet’s Manager and Owner, Debrelynne Alorro, unlike many other businesses that decided to close their doors on that day, they have decided…

International arrivals here continue to drop 

INTERNATIONAL arrivals into the country for the third quarter of 2021 has further decreased compared to the second quarter, with 82 people recorded. The National Statistics Office released the latest report on Monday 6th December 2021. Government Statistician Douglas Kimi said the total number of arrivals showed a decrease of 88.9% compared to the previous…

Aipia clarifies his call to step down

DR REGINALD Aipia – the man who became critical of Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau’s performance during events in Auki and again in the recent riots in Honiara – has clarified his comments. “My comments were never intended to be personal attacks, which the Commissioner used as an excuse not to respond to my call on…