Counselling team abolishes mission

A TRAUMA and counselling team sent by the National Government to affected families of MV Taimareho sea tragedy was not allowed to carry out their program in West Are’are area. The team that took off to West Are’are to visit affected families over the weekend were turned back at Uhu village after the community chief…

Wale supports call for PPEs to provinces

The Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale calls on the government to take note of the concerns raised by the Director of the Malaita Provincial Health Services, Dr. Henry Kako early this week. The Opposition Leader points out that, “The bulk of our population reside in the provinces hence it is important for our overall…

Gov’t urged to monitor package

THE Government is being warned that if proper monitoring and evaluation mechanisms are not in place, the $309 million stimulus package will neither achieve nor fully satisfy its intended objective. Whilst praising the government and its leadership for launching the Economic Stimulus Package, the country must not repeat the same old story of misusing public…

Gov’t re-allocates resources

ALL government ministries have recently conducted a reprioritization exercise under the Resource and Productive Sector. This, according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, was taken in light of COVID-19. Sogavare highlighted this in his national address last Friday. He said under the reprioritization exercise, ministries are reallocating funds to identify priority areas and related projects. “Where…

In Court with Assumpta

Woman escapes possible jail term Male 23, jailed for public disorder ‘Stealing is a result of laziness” Woman escapes possible jail term A WOMAN who stole $10,000 from her employer in retaliation for the bad, shameful and demeaning words uttered to her by her employer has escaped jail yesterday. This was after the 12 months jail term…

Bus driver, owner charged

POLICE at the National Traffic Centre have charged the driver and the owner of a bus involved in a traffic accident in Honiara 4 May 2020. The accident happened opposite the Wesley United Church in central Honiara when the bus ran into the centre traffic barrier after one of its tyres flew off.  There were…

$20M each to Solair, DBSI

SOLOMON Airlines and the soon to open Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) will each receive $20 million under the stimulus package Prime Minister Sogavare unveiled, Monday. Sogavare launched the $309 stimulus package his government produced to cushion the negative effects of COVID-19 on the economy. Solomon Airlines and DBSI will receive their allocations under…

SINU told to review date of resumption 

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale calls on SINU (Solomon Islands National University) to review the decision to delay the resumption of classes to 3rd August 2020.   This call came after it was announced that SINU will resume classes on 3rd August 2020.    “There are no reasonable grounds to delay the resumption of classes at SINU,” Wale…

AXE UP FOR SUIDANI?

• Wale warns against suspending Suidani gov’t• Malaita to respond to letter from Minister By ESTHER NURIA MALAITA Province is expected to respond in the coming days to letter from the national government that threatens to suspend its current government. Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening Rollen Seleso issued the letter to the province…

Suidani: Respect the Auki communiqué

MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has called on the national members of Parliament (MPs) to respect the Auki Communiqué. The Premier made the call after learning that a national MP has sneaked in China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) to do a road visibility study in North East Malaita. Premier Suidani shared his disappointment in…