Principal sends strict advice to pupils

The Anglican Church of Melanesia owned Bishop Norman Palmer School will begin its 2020 academic year tomorrow with very strict rules in place. School Principal Mathias Rorai said students must follow school regulations as soon as they become students of Norman Palmer. Rorai in an announcement made earlier said they really encourage students to have…

Wini confident 

Weightlifting queen aims to score points for Olympics By CARLOS ARUAFU Solomon Islands Weightlifting queen Jenly Wini Tegu remains confident she can score points to qualify for the Olympic Games despite just coming off her injury. Wini competed in the recent 2020 World Cup in Rome, Italy where she lifted 75KG in the snatch before…

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL ALERT

Gov’t issues further advice for travellers Further to the announcement on Friday 31 January 2020 of regulations aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (2019-nCov) to Solomon Islands, the Solomon Islands Government provides further clarifications relating to the restriction of people entering the country. The Immigration (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) provide additional entry…

Poor waste management threatens environment

Lack of waste management has become a general environmental issue and has gained considerable attention in recent years in the Solomon Islands. The country has experienced an increasing amount of wastes (plastic bottles, coconut husk and bags) being littered into the environment over the years. The government through the Ministry of Environment has identified the…

Is it legal?

Munda shops reject ‘legal tender’ coins By TERENCE ZIRUIn Gizo Three shops in Munda have reportedly rejected the Solomon Islands legal tender 10 cent (10¢) coins when a local decided to use them to purchase a roll of cigarette on Tuesday, 28th January. Describing himself as an average person struggling in such difficult economic times,…

Airlines loses on Brisbane-Munda route

THE Brisbane-Munda direct service is a loss for Solomon Airlines. Solomon Airlines Manager Commercial Collin Sigamanu told reporters in a press conference during the Tourism Focus last Friday.  “If we want Munda to become viable, it needs to reach 80 passengers,” he said. The airlines introduced the service in March 2019 after Munda was declared…