Our new envoy to PNG

Solomon Islands High Commissioner designate to the Independent state of Papua New Guinea (PNG) His Excellency William McDonald Soaki was commissioned, Monday. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare administered the Commissioning ceremony at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Jeremiah Manele, senior Government…

Coast leading again

CENTRAL Coast FC is back at the top of the Telekom S-league (TSL) table with 25 points following their eighth win of the 2021/2022 TSL season at Lawson Tama, Sunday. Coast edged past a determined Solomon Warriors side 1-0 to give them the lead three points ahead of Warriors and four points from third place…

USP delays start of semester 2

THE University of the South Pacific (USP) has delayed the start of semester 2, 2021. The reason behind this is to allow students, schools, and academic staff to better prepare for the new semester. Classes will now begin on August 16, 2021, and not August 9, 2021 as previously planned by the university. The decision…

US, SI share close history

The United States and the Solomon Islands share an intimate history, forged in blood and mud on the hills of Bloody Ridge, on the surrounding seas, and on beaches and forests throughout this remarkable nation. US Ambassador Erin McKee said in her speech which was read by CA Keithie Saunders on the 7th August to…

Frontliners’ allowance delay clarified

Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says payment of all allowances for front-liners will still be paid. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry Pauline McNeil made the assurance following questions raised yesterday during the Office of the Prime and Cabinet sponsored talk-back show to update the country on COVID-19. She explained, raising of payments…

Search for missing diver

SEARCH for a boy who went missing last Friday at Rendova Harbour passage in North Rendova, Western Province continues. The boy reportedly went on a diving trip and failed to return. Liobo Micah Masakolo, a spokesman for the local communities involved in the search said the boy has a parentage of Gilbert and Lokuru village…

No vax, zero protection!

SECRETARY to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmie Rodgers says that there is no protection for those who haven’t get the Covid-19 vaccination (vax). Speaking during a radio talk-back show on Sunday via zoom from Fiji Dr. Rodgers said a lot of people in the country think that Covid-19 will not infect them. “Speaking here…