DPM urges Malaitan’s to take pride in their contributions to SI

DEPUTY Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has encouraged Malaitan’s to celebrate the province’s second appointed day with remembrance and pride. Speaking during the second appointed day celebrations in Auki, Malaita province today, the deputy Prime Minister said Malaitan’s must stand tall and take time to reflect and congratulate themselves for their contributions to the country. “We…

SPM call on SICA to respect Gov’t decisions 

SECRETARY to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmie Rodgers is calling on Solomon Islands Churches Association (SICA), not to politicized efforts taken by the government. Dr. Rodgers made the statement during a public open forum yesterday at the National Museum Auditorium.  The SPM said that the government respects the churches and their contributions to nation-building. He…

Gov’t cancels repatriation flight

IN line with Repatriation Advisory Notice 9 the Chair of COVID-19 Oversight Committee Mr. James Remobatu issued a Cancellation Notice on the Solomon Islands Government repatriation flight IE698 BNE-HIR and IE699 AUCKL-HIR-BNE scheduled for 16th August 2020. This was advised through the Repatriation Advisory Notice No.8 dated 31 July 2020. The Government wishes to apologize…

MP PROBED OVER ACCIDENT

THE Member of Parliament (MP) for North-West Guadalcanal Bodo Detke is under investigation following his involvement in a recent traffic accident.Thats according to Deputy Police Commissioner Ian Vaev aso during the Commissioner’s weekly media conference, Thursday. “The traffic accident involving Member of Parliament for North-West Guadalcanal Bodo Detke is still under investigation,” he said. He…

Gina responds to China

WESTERN Provincial (WP) Premier David Gina has questioned where were Solomon Islands Government and China when his province was in a desperate situation to prepare the province against the threat from COVID-19. He said the province has worked immensely during the COVID-19 preparedness period without receiving any response from their appeals. The WPG Media office…

$156.4m to prepare for COVID

A total sum of $156.4 million was approved and re-allocated to ministries responsible for implementing the Solomon Islands Government’s (SIG) COVID-19 preparedness and response sector plans. This was highlighted by the Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma during the second reading of the 2020 Supplementary Appropriation Bill in Parliament on Wednesday. In the speech,…

77yr-old remanded for rape 

POLICE have recently arrested and charged a 77-year-old man for allegedly raping his four-year-old step-granddaughter in East Honiara early this week. Deputy Police Commissioner Ian Vaevaso said step-grandfather is now facing a rape charge and currently remanded at the Rove Correctional Centre while the investigation continues. “It was alleged that at 1 pm on that…

COVID-19 public forum today

THE Solomon Islands Government will facilitate a public open forum today to allow members of the public to ask direct questions regarding issues surrounding COVID-19. Press Secretary to Prime Minister Leni Dalavera on Thursday confirmed that the forum will be held at the National Museum Auditorium for two hours. It will commence from 10:00 am this…

DPM in Auki for Malaita day

DEPUTY Prime Minister (DPM) Manasseh Maelanga has led a high-level delegation to attend the Malaita Province 2nd Appointed Day celebrations in Auki. The Deputy Prime Minister and his delegation flew to Auki yesterday evening ahead of the celebrations today, a statement from Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. The delegation also included Opposition MPs, Matthew Wale…