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…

Auki fish market on schedule

IMPROVEMENT Work on Auki Fish Market is currently under Way and is progressing to schedule. The construction work mainly focuses on slabbing the fish market area as part of promoting a healthy environment and hygiene for fish vendors. Assistance Auki market mistress Betty Kwanairara said the improvement of the Auki fish market is needed to…

STUDENT APPEALS FOR GOV’T HELP

A FIRST-year student at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has made a passionate appeal to the Government to help sort out the issue of outstanding tuition fees for largely self-sponsored students. “This is the last week for student registration and out there are students who simply cannot meet the deadline imposed by SINU in…

HON MANEKA JOINS GOV’T

MEMBER of Parliament for North Guadalcanal Constituency, Hon. Samson Maneka has switched allegiance to the ruling Government. Hon Maneka was a member of the Opposition Group before he moved to the Government recently. A Government statement today said Hon Maneka has resigned from the Solomon Islands Democratic Party (SIDP) and has joined the Government’s Our…