HORRIFIC DEATH

Female Chinese shop owner, 44, found dead in shop THE shocking discovery of the body of a 44-year-old female Chinese lying in a pool of blood in her own shop at the White Angel Building in Point Cruz had left chills amongst Honiara residents yesterday. This brought back memories of a similar incident that occurred…

SOGAVARE REPEATS CALL FOR BORDER VACCINATION

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has repeated his call on people over eighteen years living in border communities to be vaccinated when the Government’s vaccination programme reaches them. He said getting the vaccine is the only way to protect themselves, their families, communities, and Province in light of the rapid increase in covid-19 cases in neighboring…

Gov’t policy redirection?

Kuku says it needs clarity   WHILE the Government stated that the 2021 Budget underpins the so-called ‘policy redirection’ and government priorities for 2021 the Leader of the Independent Group of the Parliament said it is still not clear. In his debate on the ‘2021 Budget’ Independent Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for North…

FAMILIES CHASED, HOMES TORCHED

Red Cross supports affected families in Guadalcanal Plains ABOUT 58 families in Tuebala village on Guadalcanal Plains are homeless and currently taking refuge at a church hall after their homes were burnt down during an attack as a result of a dispute.  The incident occurred at Tuebala village on Easter Monday – 5th April, a…

Prince Philip’s condolence book opens 

The Government House will open a condolence book for signing by dignitaries and members of the public during a wreath-laying ceremony of His Royal Highness, Prince Philip this morning. It will commence at 9:00 am, a statement from Government Communication Unit said Sunday. The statement said that leaders who are expected to lay wreaths and…

Dose roll-out pending WHO approval

THE roll-out of the Sinopharm vaccination which arrived in the country last night is pending approval from the World Health Organisation (WHO). That’s according to the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil yesterday during a radio talk-back show. Mrs. McNeil clarified the doses will only be rolled out…

Education News in brief

* School heads urged ‘get vaccinated’* Local PNG students safe* Exam fee exempted School heads urged ‘get vaccinated’ DEPUTY Secretary of Education encourages school teachers and leaders located within the borders to get their vaccine when the vaccine is rolled out at the borders. These border territories are the Western border, Choiseul, and Malaita Outer Islands (MOI).…

Police border operation progresses

POLICE remain vigilant to maintain security along the national border in Western Province, Choiseul, and Malaita Outer Islands (MOI). That’s according to Assistant Commissioner Police Simpson Pogeava during the talk-back show over the national broadcaster, Sunday. He said police continue to monitor the border to ensure no one crosses the border. He added police continue…