West bans passenger vessels

WESTERN Province has temporarily banned all passenger vessels traveling from Honiara into the province as of this week due to increasing COVID-19 cases in Honiara. The province through the Provincial Disaster Committee (PDC) on Wednesday issued the order during a meeting at the Provincial Office Hall in Gizo. The Provincial Health Emergency Operations Center (PHECO)…

Veke: Dangers of UXO is real, needs huge work 

THE danger of Unexploded ordnance (UXOs) is real and the work needed to be done is huge, a strong remarks from the Minister of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services (MPNSCS), the Honourable Minister Anthony Veke highlight   during a visit by Japanese delegation at Hells Point on 26 April 2022. Ministers said dealing with UXOs or remnants…

Ete on G-vehicles

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara has called on the Minister of Infrastructure Development (MID) to do more and ensure government owned vehicles are used by designated officers for government related activities. Douglas Ete made the remarks on Tuesday in Parliament during the Committee of Support stage to debate the 2022 Appropriation Bill. He…

CPI drops 0.5 percent in Feb 2022

THE National Consumer Price Index (CPI) dropped 0.5 percent to 107.5 in February 2022. Government Statistician Douglas Kimi released the report on Tuesday 26th April 2022. Mr Kimi said through the year, compared to the same month in 2021, the National CPI declined by 2.8 percent. He said the most significant changes by major expenditure…