Confiscated sea cucumber destroyed

Malaita Provincial Fisheries Office in Auki, Malaita Province has finally destroyed the confiscated sea cucumber worth $90,000 on Monday. The marine products were illegally purchased by three Chinese shops in Auki, May this year.  The confiscated sea cucumbers were destroyed by the Malaita Provincial Fisheries Office in Auki following approvals from the Ministry of Fisheries…

$500k package for provinces

NATIONAL government through the Ministry of Provincial Government Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has approved $500,000 (half a million) for each province to prepare and fight against COVID-19. This was disclosed by the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Rollen Seleso last week. He declared this on Thursday during the official commissioned of a new…

HOLIDAY IN DOUBT

Govt to decide on continuing overseas students   THE Repatriation of all local continuing students studying in other regional institutions to return home for their Christmas break is in doubt. This is due to the cost of charter flights and accommodation at the quarantine sites during the 14 days period. As such the Ministry of…

No World teachers’ day celebration

  World Teachers Day will be marked on Monday next week. This was announced by the Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Education James Bosamata during the weekly talk-back show on Sunday. He said the end of the term four one week break is now underway. He said most schools will commence classes for term four…

Man killed in accident at Tenaru market 

  Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Henderson Police Station have arrested a male person in relation to a fatal accident resulting in the death of an adult person at the Tenaru Market east of Honiara on Saturday morning, 26 September 2020. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Guadalcanal Province, Chief Superintendent…

GINA FACES MOTION

THE Western Province Government IWPG) under the leadership of Premier, David Gina will again come under a ‘Vote of No Confidence’ motion. This was announced by the Clerk to the Western Provincial Assembly Kevin Paia. In a circulated letter of notice to all Provincial Assembly Members (PA) dated the 25th of September 2020, the Clerk…

‘Lift embargo on Cuba’

SOLOMON Islands has backed the call to lift the 59 year old economic embargo on Cuba. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this yesterday in his pre-recorded address at the 75th United Nation General Assembly. He issued the call given that more than 80 local medical students have graduated from Cuba this year. As such he…

First repatriation from Philippines arrives Tue

The first Solomon Airlines repatriation flight from Philippines will arrive tomorrow. The flight was scheduled to arrive on Sunday, the 27th September, but has been rescheduled to arrive on Tuesday, 29th September, said spokesperson for Oversight Steering Committee (OSC).  The rescheduling of the flight will allow our health authorities time to coordinate changes to the passenger list…