Parents unhappy with Rodie’s report 

CONCERNED parents of local students studying in Fiji were not satisfied with the response given by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development, Dr Franco Rodie regarding the safety and health condition of their children. Speaking on behalf of the parents, John Deve told this paper yesterday that they did…

NEOC in full activation mode

The National Disaster Operations Centre (NEOC) based at the National Disaster Management Officer (NDMO) is now on “Full Activation” mode following the announcement by His Excellency the Governor Generals declaring a “State of Public e-Emergency” in the Solomon Islands as of 4:00 pm on Wednesday afternoon.  A measure was taken by the Government in response…

Athletics optimistic

DESPITE the cancellation of most of the sporting events in the country due to coronavirus precautionary measures, Athletics Federation of Solomon Islands is still certain their planned national championship proposed for this year will still take place.  The federation’s Secretary General Chris Walasi confirmed this to Star Sports, Thursday. “The Easter half marathon that is…

COVID-19 WATCH

45 in quarantine centres By ANDREW FANASIA   UP to 45 locals are currently being quarantined at various locations in east Honiara. That’s according the Minister for Health and Medical Services Dickson Mua in an interview, Thursday. Mua said those quarantined were returnees from Australia. He said Guadalcanal Beach Resort, the former RAMSI base, hosts…

PM to address nation today

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will address the nation today on the coronavirus. This is to announce the next steps forward, which the Government will be undertaking following the Governor-General Sir David Vunagi’s declaration on the State of Public Emergency, Wednesday this week. “This will be done in the best interest of our nation and its…

Seleso: Provincial Government Act outdated 

THE current Provincial Government Act (PGA) is out of date. Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, Rollen Seleso said one of the outstanding issues facing his Ministry is the review of the 1997 Provincial Government Act. During his speech last week he said that the current act lacks clarification of roles and responsibilities of…

Three new faces elected to SICCI Board

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) has two new faces on its Board of Directors, following the latest elections of Board Members. This was during the Chamber’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 25th March 2020 at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara. Chairman, Jay Bartlett will continue his leadership of the…

Electoral Commission: Two By-Election Postponed

Although the Electoral Commission had initially indicated publicly that the by-Elections for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal Constituencies will be conducted in June, the intensity of our country-wide preparation to prevent the coronavirus from entering our country and containing it as soon as it reaches our shores, the conduct of the by-elections have been…

RSIPF investigate alleged firearm incident

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police force (RSIPF) in Honiara have arrested a suspect following an alleged incident of discharging a firearm in the Tinge Ridge area in West Honiara on 22 March 2020.  Director of the National Criminal Investigation Department (NCID) Chief Superintendent John Rove says, “The suspect was arrested but yet to…