MV Papa Mau

20 FRONTLINERS IN QUARANTINE

After clearing foreign vessel from Fiji THE vessel Papa Mau (pictured below) is making waves on two fronts in Solomon Islands – politically as well as on the much-feared COVID-19 pandemic. Registered in the Cook Islands as a General Cargo ship, Papa Mau’s secret entry into and departure out of Honiara the next day without…

SINU humbly requests 30% increase on scholarship

ACTING Vice Chancellor of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), Dr Jack Maebuta has humbly requested the Government to increase the scholarship awards for the local University to 30 percent. Dr Jack had humbly made the request during the official opening of the SINU, Faculty of Education and Humanities (FEH) complex, at Panatina campus, Wednesday.…

China to donate garbage trucks to HCC

JIANGMEN City, Guangdong Province of China, will donate three garbage trucks to the Honiara City Council, it was announced during a visit to the Honiara City Council earlier this month. China’s Ambassador to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Li Ming met with Lord Mayor Eddie Siapu as the envoy continues his rounds of engagements in Honiara.…

EOD Inspector Clifford Tunuki.

EOD experts remove bomb in Malaita

THE Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) removed a 120mm Japanese projectile bomb at Bulogaly village, Ata’a district in North Malaita on 24 July 2021. Officer-in-charge (OIC) EOD Inspector Clifford Tunuki says, “EOD have responded to the report dispatched by the police communication centre from a complainant.  A team…

Daniel Suidani.

TAIWAN TO THE RESCUE?

Taipei to help cash out school fees for fifth and sixth formers in Malaita. SCHOOL fees for 5th and 6th formers on Malaita this year would be met by Taiwan, School Principals on Malaita announced this week. According to some students, the news was announced by School Principals during morning assemblies earlier this week. Students…

Maelanga calls for return of extension students

The Parliamentary Opposition has called on the Government to ensure all Government-funded tertiary extension students return to their respective institutions of study to continue and complete their studies. Opposition Leader Manasseh Maelanga issued the call yesterday after a group of Solomon Islands Government-funded students of the University of the South Pacific, Fiji National University and…

Sharon starts Gold Coast journey

OCEANIA long distance queen, Sharon Firisua has started her Gold Coast Commonwealth journey on Monday as she heads off for the games pre-event’s training in Queensland, Australia. Accompanying Sharon on the trip was national men’s long distance runner, Patrick Kam. They will undergo training at the Griffith University with some of the Commonwealth’s most elite…

OPPOSITION URGE PM TO FIRE AVIATION MINISTER

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has reiterated its call for the immediate termination of the Minister of Aviation & Communication Peter Shanel. In a statement on Thursday, the Opposition Group called on the Prime Minister to remove his aviation minister following serious allegations levelled against him by former aviation director George Satu. Mr Satu who was…

‘ALERT’ MODE

NRH to beef up COVID-19 alert, prevention and preparedness The National Referral Hospital (NRH) will be beefing up its COVID-19 alert this week.  This will involve closure and strict monitoring of all entry points into the hospital, a statement from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said yesterday.  The public car parking area at…