VIRUS STEP-UP

• Cabinet suspends international flights to Munda • No overseas travel for public servants By ANDREW FANASIA CABINET on Thursday agreed to suspend the weekly international flight to Munda Airport in Western Province until due course. It has also agreed to put a stop to all overseas travel for government employees. These measures were taken as…

MUNDA AIRPORT CLOSURE

MINISTER for Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dickson Mua will discuss with the Immigration Office to stop the Solomon Airlines Saturday flight and close down Munda International Airport. He told Solomon Star in an exclusive interview last night. “This is a serious concern and I think I have to discuss it with other…

16 UNDER QUARANTINE

No confirmed CONVID-19 cases as yet By ANDREW FANASIA THERE are no confirmed COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases at the moment as a total of 16 people are quarantined under the watchful eyes of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), local medical specialists. This was confirmed to Solomon Star by the minister for the Ministry…

Waratahs to tour Solomons

THE Australian women’s rugby Sevens team, the Waratahs will be touring the Solomon Islands in two months’ time. This was confirmed by the Solomon Islands Rugby Union Federation (SIRUF), Tuesday. During their visit, they will play two games against the Solomon Islands National women’s sevens team and a combined team on May 14th. This is…

Para-athletes acknowledged 

ATHLETICS Australia has thanked the countries that have their para-athletes classified during the international classification held in Australia last week. Athletics Australia, Para-Athletics Junior High-Performance Coordination Steve Caddy uttered this via an email to all the counties that had their para-athletes successfully classified and took part in the Queensland State Championships. “Thank you for coming…

SIPA problems

Dear Editor – I have never seen SIPA go out to the local suppliers for tenders on equipment or seek preferred suppliers contracts with recognised local suppliers as other SOEs do. All their materials are imported directly thus leaving no “crumbs” in the Solomons.  J.R WilliamsHoniara  

One Link

Dear Editor – This is a brief statement to clear the air around rumours and unhealthy narratives surrounding One Link Pacifica on Social Media and recent news by SIBC and the Solomon Star. We want to reaffirm our position as agreed in our consultation that working on the formality of the schedule of payment commences…

Coronavirus route to SI

Dear Editor – If the government is serious about addressing the threat of coronavirus from entering the Solomon Islands, then all the possible routes for its entry must be stopped. One highly possible route for coronavirus to enter the Solomon Islands is through Rennell.  This is because ships come directly from China, the birthplace of…