Makira welcomes Ramp arrival  

MAKIRA Ulawa Province has moved one step further as they witness the arrival of Ramp for their new wharf in Kirakira on Saturday. Premier Julian Maka’a told the paper on Sunday he was very pleased to see things moving in terms of the Ramp construction. “I am very happy indeed that this has finally started. It…

Increase in crime incidences in 2020

The total number of criminal incidences reported to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) so far has shown an increase of 235 cases over the number of incidences reported during last year 2019. Last year 8,083 cases were reported to the RSIPF while so far this year 8,318 has been reported to police, a…

NEW THREAT 

Gov’t to closely monitor COVID-19 new variant THE Solomon Islands Government (SIG) is now monitoring very closely the COVID-19 new variant which becomes another threat on top of the COVID-19. Speaking during the weekly talk-back show yesterday, Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr Jimmy Rodgers said the new variant which has just picked up in…

Dr Jilini: let’s all make our holiday safer

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) through its National Health Emergency Operation Centre (NHEOC) encourages everyone to work together to ensure a safe Christmas and New Year holiday season. “Holidays are important but your health and that of your family, friends, and relatives should also come first especially in this period”. NHEOC Incidence…

SHE JUST KEEPS IT COMING

IT’S a time of the year when even the busiest of politicians down their tools, put their feet up, and snooze off for a well-earned rest. Not so, the newly-elected MP for North East Guadalcanal, Ethel Lency Vokia. On Wednesday Hon. Vokia showed what a man cannot do, she does. Some 20 units of 070 chainsaws…

SINU to open on 4 Jan

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will resume normal duties as of 4th January 2021 after its closure today for Christmas and New Year’s break. In a statement issued yesterday, SINU management said that the University will have its final half-day of work today (until 12 pm) and will resume normal business on Monday 4…

Approved ESP applicants nationwide 

SINCE the launch of the Economic Stimulus Package Portal website (esp.sig.gov.sb) on Friday, the data entry officer said the total approved so far is 2327.  Data Entry Officer Vincent Obimae however told the media that more will be inputted as they progress Data entry team. Since Friday last week, this is how the approved applicants nationwide…

FORMER ATTORNEY GENERAL DIES IN FIJI

JULIAN Moti – the man who once was the thorn-in-the-side in Solomon Islands – Australia relations – has died of a heart attack in Fiji. Moti, which in Hindi and Urdu means pearl, served as Attorney General in controversial circumstances. In 2006 he was secretly flown to Munda, Western Province aboard a PNG military aircraft…