$60M PAYMENT

SINPF Board purchase new gov’t long term development bond The Solomon Islands National Provident (SINPF) Board has purchased a new $60 million bond issued by the Government on Tuesday 22 December 2020 within the framework of an emerging secondary market for government debts. This was announced by SINPF in a statement yesterday. The Central Bank…

Yogesh clarifies Vaccines entry

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) office in Honiara has confirmed that no COVID-19 Vaccines will be imported and be used in the Solomon Islands unless those vaccines are approved by WHO. Speaking during the weekly Talkback Show held on Sunday, Dr. Yogesh Dr. Yogesh Choudhri from WHO-Solomon Islands said as some countries have started their…

288 Nationals expect to arrive this week 

TWO Hundred and eighty-eight of our nationals in Fiji are expected to be repatriated as of today. These are mainly graduating Solomon Islands students from the Fiji universities. Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Jimmie Rodgers during this week’s radio tack-back said upon their arrival they will be serving their mandatory quarantine period before they…

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…