PREMIER TUHANUKU SUPPORTS CORONAVIRUS PROTOCOLS

THE newly-elected Premier of Rennell Bellona Province, Japhet Tuhaika Tuhanuku, said his provincial executive supports the coronavirus protocols, including lockdown put in place by the National Government. Premier Tuhanuku said the decision was collectively confirmed by the Provincial Executive during its extra-ordinary meeting in Honiara, on Tuesday, 25 January 2022. “The Provincial Executive is aware…

Concern over markets’ closure in Auki

The temporary closure of betel nut and clothing markets in Auki, Malaita Province has been described as unfair. This is because Chinese operated shops continue to provide services during COVID-19 community transmission in Auki. A former provincial government employee and betel nut vendor Modesto Tua told Solomon Star in an interview. He further complained that…

Crews undergo swab tests

CREW members of two landing crafts that arrived in Gizo, Western Province early this week have been swabbed.   A team from the Western Provincial Health Authority carried out the swabbing exercise. The vessels arrived but were denied permission to berth at the wharf until swabs were collected and results known. The two vessels are…

Vaccination starts

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services has announced that the vaccination rollout programme will start today (Thursday 27th January) at four locations. The vaccination sites are: · Burns Creek · Fishing Village · Lord Howe Settlement · Namoruka Settlement (White River) A statement from the Ministry said due to the community transmission status in…

China offers emergency support

CHINA has lived up to its promise by delivering much needed emergency humanitarian assistance supplies to Solomon Islands, Wednesday. The support comes as the country tries to grapple with COVID-19 community transmission since last week. A statement issued by Government Communication Unit said on WednesdayJanuary 26, 2022, Cabinet Ministers of Solomon Islands, the Hon. Culwick…

MALAITA approves $1.9m to counter COVID-19

THE Malaita Provincial Executive has approved $1.9million to counter the COVID-19 situation in Malaita Province. Speaking to Solomon Star Auki this afternoon (Wednesday 26th January), Premier Daniel Suidani said the decision was made during an extraordinary meeting held on Monday this week. Premier Suidani said the money is mainly to support the Provincial Disaster Operation Centre…