$10m Covid-19 abet

Ports, Solomon Power donates towards virus battle By ESTHER NURIA    Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) and Solomon Power/Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) have both funded SBD$5 million dollars surplus each to the government towards the fight against the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19). The funds from both State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) were announced by Prime Minister…

COVID-19 test result: Negative

Of the three most recent reported suspected cases that have been sent for testing in Australia, the first result has now been received and it is negative. In addition, a new suspected case was sent for testing on Friday. This will be the eleventh case to be tested from Solomon Islands. The Ministry of Health…

Unfair treatment

DEAR EDITOR – If Fiji students are evacuated then why not us Philippines students.  After all, we are all SIG sponsored students.   Why the government granted repatriation for Fiji students and not for us Philippines students. This is a very sad situation for us. If we are to compare the severity of the situation between…

Tigoa Nursing Homes 

DEAR EDITOR – This is my home, my residential accommodation, allocated to me when I was posted here several years ago, no tables, no chairs, no electricity, no water supply. I have to use rainwater for drinking, the house has run down as you can see, no maintenance done to this house, but what else…

Illegal stalls

DEAR EDITOR – I see the betel nut and other product stalls opposite Telekom driveway have gone however I note the stall near BPI is still there as well as the stalls along the Ranadi foreshore. Is this a case an “out of sight, out of mind”? I am told the stall I mentioned yesterday…

Littering

DEAR EDITOR – Please allow me space to contribute in your column, about people’s no care attitude on littering on the street.  As a young Solomon Islander, I am so sick and tired of seeing how people the careless attitude of people littering on the street every day.  It is sad to see that while…

Leadership

DEAR EDITOR – Fiji’s Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama will take a pay-cut of $65,750 under the COVID-19 supplementary budget. His current salary is $328,750. Economy Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum announced at all elected officials – the Prime Minister, ministers, assistant ministers and all members of Parliament – will have their pay cut by 20 per cent…

NPF members to get financial help 

THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) has confirmed to provide financial support to members as part of its contributions towards measures to counter the COVID-19. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this when delivering his national remarks, Friday. Sogavare said the different forms of assistance will include a sum of $5,000 to be made available…

Alleged gunman released on bail

THE man who has been arrested and charged for the alleged discharge of a firearm at Tinge Ridge, West Honiara has been released on a $5,000 cash bail in court on Thursday afternoon. Mostyn Maenu’u Jnr also known as “Puff” is facing one count of discharge of a firearm in a public place. He is…

Police clean up Auki Town

AUKI Police have started a street clean- up campaign in the street of Auki, Friday. The street clean-up is part of Police engagement in an effort to keep the Auki town environment clean and healthy. The clean-up involved removing of kwaso and marijuana to discourage antisocial behaviours and preventing crime. Speaking to the media,  Malaita…