LILO TO CONTEST

Eyes seat for Central Honiara Constituency FORMER Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has been nominated as a candidate to contest the Central Honiara Constituency Bye-Election in November. A statement from a group who called themselves ‘A Campaign Team’ for the Central Honiara Constituency Bye-Election in November 2020 said they are nominating Mr Lilo to contest.…

Parents urged to remind students

The Government is asking parents and guardians to assist in counseling their returning students from the Philippines to abide by quarantine protocols. Secretary to the Prime Minister and Co-Chair of the Government Oversight Committee on Covid-19, Dr. Jimmie Rodgers uttered the call following reports of some students misbehaving at quarantine centers, a statement from Government…

Govt’s ‘stop the spread’ target 

  GOVERNMENT’s number one objective now is to stop COVID-19 from further spreading in the country. This was highlighted by Robson Djokovic Chief of Staff (COS) at the Prime Ministers Office on Monday during a press conference.  The country over the weekend recorded its first in-country COVID-19 case. A returning student from the Philippines was believed…

Speaker approves motion

Malaita Provincial Assembly Speaker Ronnie Butala had given the green-light for the no confidence motion against Premier Daniel Suidani to go ahead. This came after the Speaker sought legal advice and clarification on the matter from Malaita Chief Legal Officer and Attorney General Chamber.  According to a correspondence sighted by this paper, the Malaita Chief…

90 people tested after contact tracing

NINETY people have now been tested for COVID-19 and their results are pending since contact tracing commenced on Saturday. Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana highlighted this during his nationwide address, Monday. Dr Togamana said these people include the 29 student passengers who were seated close to the patient during the flight,…

Motion against Gina today

WESTERN Province Premier David Gina will face his second motion of no confidence today when the full Western Provincial Assembly meets. Notice of the motion was submitted to the Office of the Speaker of the Western Province Assembly on September 25th. It was revealed that the reason for this motion is because of lack of…

ABUSIVE STUDENTS WARNED

STUDENTS occupying the quarantine stations have been warned against verbally abusing authorised officers because its an offense. This followed reports that some occupants at the quarantine centres have abused officers which is now a subject of investigation by the Oversight Committee. Attorney General (AG) John Muria Junior during a press conference yesterday said they have…

PM: protocols, standing operating procedures activated

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the declaration of the first positive COVID-19 case in Solomon Islands has now activated all protocols and standing operating procedures. Sogavare when announcing the first positive case said risk assessment in the quarantine stations have been done by the surveillance team. He said case investigation has already commenced and…

Schools to operate normal classes

SCHOOLS within Honiara will continue their normal classes and programs despite the country recording its first COVID-19 case in Honiara. Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr. Franco Rodie made the statement during a press conference on Sunday. Dr. Rodie said following the announcement of the first case by the…

Dr Rodgers: lock-down still unlikely

THE Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmie Rodgers says it is unlikely the government will declare a total lock-down and so people should not panic. Speaking at a press conference yesterday Dr. Rodgers said following a Cabinet meeting on Saturday, it has not declared any lock-down meaning there’s no high risk and it can…