Kakamora signs Zimri, eyes Sipakana

REAL Kakamora FC has signed the Solomon Cup 2020 player of the tournament, Malaita Eagles midfielder Junior Zimri. This was confirmed by the Real Kakamora coach Jackson Namo over the weekend. The 23-year-old played a key role in the Solomon Cup for the Eagles and caught the eyes of many fans as well as Real…

More Chinese engineers 

ABOUT 120 engineers to help with the construction of the 2023 Pacific Games stadium and other facilities in Honiara have arrived in the country last night. The full flight from China saw all the engineers and technical people disembarked just before midnight before going through immigration formalities. They were whisked away to their quarantine stations…

COVID cases hit 20

  THE country has recorded an additional new Covid-19 positive case bringing the total to 20. Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare in his weekly nationwide address yesterday said the person is a 56-year-old male that arrived from the flight from Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Friday 9th April. He said the individual has fulfilled our…

Vaccination turnout still ‘low’

THE turnout of frontliners for vaccination at the Central Field Hospital in Honiara remains poor with only 400 people last week taking the total to around 3044 since the rollout of the vaccination more than a fortnight ago. Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Pauline McNeil revealed this on…

Exam fee exempted

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Education and Human Development Resource (MEHRD) says students in forms five and six will not be paying their exam fees this year. Deputy Secretary at MEHRD James Bosamata announced this on Sunday during the talk-back show. He said the decision was agreed to by the education office based on their decision…

SINOPHARM DOSES ARRIVE

We are the first Pacific nation to receive Chinese made vaccines   THE much anticipated fifty thousand (50,000) doses of SinoPharm vaccines have arrived around midnight last night from China making the country the first in the region to receive the Chinese-made doses. The doses which are donated by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC)…

MINING FEUD

Disgruntled Renbel landowner takes law into own hands A disgruntled landowner on Rennell has taken the law into his own hand by taking possession of a heavy dump truck said to be owned by Bintan Mining (SI) Ltd, claiming he was owed money by the company. The unnamed man decided to ship the dump truck…

Premiers support USAid, refutes PM’s statement 

The Premier of the two popular provinces in the country, Guadalcanal, and Malaita have come together and rebutted a statement issued by the Prime Minister on US Aid-funded projects in the country. Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare was briefed on US-funded development programs in the country by the Port Moresby-based US Deputy Chief of Mission Bernard…

Manetoali applauds Church-Gov’t partnership policy

Minister for Traditional Governance, Peace and Ecclesiastical Affairs (MTGPEA) Hon Samuel Manetoali has praised the Government’s policy to recognize and support the roles of ecclesiastical institutions in the country. Speaking during his 2021 Appropriation Bill 2021 debate speech in Parliament, Friday, Minister Manetoali said by recognising and supporting the roles played by ecclesiastical institutions, is…