PM says Gov’t beefs up border operations

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the National Government has stepped up COVID-19 operations at the western border. Speaking during his special nation-wide address on Monday this week, the Prime Minister said in light of the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Bougainville, the Ministry of Health will now deploy four staff to join the police,…

QUANTITY OF VACCINE SUPPLIES

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale, has expressed dismay at the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday 15th March 2021 on the quantities of vaccines required for Solomon Islands compared to the vaccines that have been pledged under the COVAX facility and China. In his earlier statement, the Hon. Prime Minister said that the Solomon Islands, excluding people under…

PM ready to take first COVID dose

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says he is ready and be honoured to be given the opportunity to take the first COVID-19 dose when the first batch of vaccines arrives in the country this week.  Speaking in his weekly nationwide address Monday, he said: “Fellow citizens, to demonstrate my confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, I will…

PS seeks legal action

MALAITA Provincial Secretary (PS) Frederick Fa’abasua is now seeking legal clarification over his suspension as the Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani calls for his immediate reinstatement. Mr. Suidani made the call after Mr. Fa’abasua received his suspension letter from the Ministry of Public Service Permanent Secretary Nego Sisiolo on Friday. Mr. Sisiolo stated that Mr. Fa’abasua’s…

TEN FOR TSL

The Telekom S-League (TSL) board has passed a resolution to have ten (10) teams in the new season this year and applications for club licensing are open for current and interested clubs. This is a move to improve the competition and meet FIFA requirement for member associations to have at least 10 teams in their…

COVID FREE 45 DAYS ON 

THE country has not recorded any new COVID-19 cases for the past 45 days. That’s according to the Deputy Secretary of Health Care Dr. Gregory Jilini during the fortnightly talk-back show on Sunday. “The number of COVID cases still stands at 18 for the past 45 days and till now we haven’t recorded any new…

SOPE lapses next week

THE State of Public Emergency (SOPE) will end next week, midnight Wednesday 24th March. The SOPE became effective in the early part of last year when COVID-19 was declared a global health pandemic and spread like wildfire throughout the world. Speaking about the SOPE during the national-talk-back-show on Sunday, Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr.…

Manila repatriation flight 

THE Solomon Airlines’ fourth repatriation flight between the Philippines and Solomon Islands will leave this morning for Manila. The flight is expected to return and arrive back tomorrow night at 9.55 pm in Honiara. This flight will travel via Malaysia to assist the return of citizens to and from both countries. Speaking during the radio…