Health workers ask for early leave

A GOOD number of nurses and doctors are currently applying to take their leave despite the imminent threat the coronavirus (COVID-19) has posed. The situation has put a lot of pressure on the Minister and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS). Minister Dickson Mua confirmed this to the Solomon Star…

Cabinet to decide on fate of students

EDUCATION Minister Commins Mewa will present the recommendations regarding the repatriation of students from Fiji and abroad to the Cabinet on Thursday. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) Dr. Franco Rodie said in a statement on Wednesday. “Be assured that as soon as Cabinet has deliberated or considered MEHRD’s…

Gov’t boosts efforts to combat COVID-19

A STATE OF EMERGENCY By IAN M.KAUKUI THE Government has now got the emergency powers to deal effectively with the threats the coronavirus poses to the nation. It came with the state of public emergency Governor-General Sir David Vunagi declared for the nation yesterday. “The state of public emergency Regulations will empower the Prime Minister…

SIMA calls for total ban

THE Government, without exceptions, should stop all foreigners coming into the country if it is to prevent the coronavirus from reaching our shores. That’s the view of the Solomon Islands Medication Association (SIMA) in a position statement issued on Tuesday. The Government over the weekend imposed a ban on all foreign nationals from entering Solomon…

COURT ACTS ON COVID-19

Chief Justice imposes new measures By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   THE Judiciary has taken urgent practical steps as of yesterday to keep judges, magistrates, staff litigants, practitioners, accused and public court users safe from the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer said the judiciary is also taking steps to protect its staff, court users, lawyers,…

NO FUN RUN

THE annual Easter Rotary Fun Run proposed for this year is now being canceled in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The annual event normally takes place during Easter Monday where hundreds would join the mass race from Lawson Tama up towards the Kola-Ridge area and back through the Kukum highway to Lawson Tama. Each…

Kenilorea, Maelanga, petitions dismissed

EAST Are’Are and East Malaita Member of Parliaments Peter Kenilorea Jnr and Manasseh Maelanga have had their cases dismissed on Monday at the High Court. This was after High Court judges Maelyn Bird and Terrence Higgins made the order for the dismissal of the two petitions, Monday Kenilorea’s judgment came after a trial was conducted…

ONE LINK FURORE

Members angry over delayed payment By LACHLAN EDDIE POLICE were again forced to mediate between frustrated members of the pyramid scheme One Link Pacifica and its operators, yesterday. This came after disgruntled members demanded their payments from the operators for funds they’ve invested in December 2019 and January this year. Operators of the pyramid scheme…