Gatton SI community set to support athletes

  THE local Solomon Islands community in Gatton, Australia will be rallying their support behind the Solomon Islands National Paralympic team when the 2020 Queensland Athletics Track & Field Championships will kick off on Thursday. The locals living in Gatton confirmed this to the team’s assistant coach Kevin Olea. “Local Solomon Islanders living in Gatton…

Panelists hit out at Minister’s actions

PANELISTS in a radio Talk-Back show united on Sunday to condemn the government’s move to borrow US$100 billion in loan from a mysterious Chinese broker called Terry Wong. Ruth Liloqula, executive director of Transparency Solomon Island; Edward Ronia, former Auditor General and Denton Rarawa, former Governor of Central Bank were panelists in the talk-back show…

China wants travel ban reconsidered

HEAD of the Chinese Embassy Taskforce in Solomon Islands Yao Ming wants the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) to ease the travel restriction to allow their diplomat officials to travel to Solomon Islands. The travel ban was placed by SIG in early February 2020 after the coronavirus (2019-nCov) outbreak in Wahun, China, towards the end of…

Gov’t refutes Sun report

THE Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) has rebutted a front-page story in the Island Sun newspaper, describing it as “‘irresponsible and misleading”. In a statement, the OPMC said ongoing claims in the media that the prime minister has encouraged members of Parliament in Caucus to invest in One Link is nothing but…