COVID SURGE

Five new cases announced, total 13 cases registered now By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara SOLOMON Islands has registered five (5) new positive cases as government and health authorities are working around the clock to contain the spread of COVID -19 virus in the quarantine and isolation stations. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare yesterday announced it in his…

PM assures the country

Call for support in these unprecedented times By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom Honiara   PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his nationwide address yesterday continues to assure the nation that his government and responsible authorities will contain the COVID-19 virus despite the new five COVID-19 cases. While the total registered cases stand at 13 Sogavare firmly told the…

Call to revive dialogue on nurses’ stand off

Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale calls on the Prime Minister to immediately revoke the suspension of the Solomon Islands Nurses Association (SINA) and to enter into dialogue with the nurses to resolve any outstanding issues surrounding their recent sit-in protest. Mr. Wale in a statement yesterday said; “The acute shortage of nurses and doctors…

2021 scholarship available

THE national government will next year offer scholarships for those interested to do further university studies. Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) Permanent Secretary Dr. Franco Rodie confirmed this during the Sunday talk-back show. He said the scholarship applies for both form seven (7) and other citizens who are interested and would like…

Justice Mwanesalua retires

After serving the country 40 years as a lawyer, the country’s first local Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and then a judge, Justice Francis Mwanesalua CBE retires. One of the famous criminal cases that Mwanesalua prosecuted, was the case commonly referred to as “ the Jeanette Diana case” in 1984. The Deputy Chief Justice’s retirement…

Nurses unhappy

MEMBERS of the now-suspended Solomon Islands Nursing Association (SINA) have expressed disappointment over the way the government has handled their issue. A spokesperson for the ‘Nurses Solidarity Members’ told the paper in an interview last night that they are unhappy with the way the government suspended the Solomon Islands Nurses Association (SINA). “The nurses were…