PRIVATE CHINA FLIGHT SET

SOLOMON Airlines has confirmed that its Airbus A320 aircraft will operate a Government approved private charter flight between Guangzhou and Honiara on 1 February 2021. A statement from the State-Owned Entity (SOE) on Friday said “The international aircraft will first operate as a ferry flight on 31 January, flying empty from its Brisbane base via Biak,…

PM: STAY CALM

Covid-19 scare in Malaita shows low community transmission PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare calls on the citizens and in particular the people of Malaita Province to remain calm and allow health professionals to complete their analysis. He made the call when he delivered his statement in a special nationwide address yesterday, regarding recent reports of a…

Gina defends China’s visit

WESTERN Province Premier David Gina has defended the visit of the Chinese Envoy to Gizo, Western Province this week. The visit had sparked heated discussions on social media among other platforms with a majority of negativity being projected by members of the public, especially through Facebook. Premier Gina in response calls on the people of…

PANIC, FEAR OVER COVID

PANIC and fear have gripped Malaita Province as a report emerges that a student who tested positive for COVID-19 last year and spent his holiday in East Fateleka is under now quarantine after his routine test on Tuesday turned positive again. According to information received, the male student after returning from studies in the Philippines…

In Court with Assumpta

* Four Winwin mining alleged robbers without lawyers* No pleas yet, Sailors case adjourned * Man injures dad jailed   Four Winwin mining alleged robbers without lawyers FOUR of the men accused of robbing a substantial amount of cash and two gold bars from the Winwin mining company in Central Guadalcanal last December are still without…

VISA APPEAL

Prime Minister appeals to Australia for reciprocal visa deal   PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has appealed to Canberra to grant entry visas to Solomon Islanders on arrival in Australia similar to what the government is offering Australians arriving in the Solomon Islands. Mr. Sogavare was speaking at the Australia Day function in Honiara on Tuesday…

EMERGENCY OPERATION ACTIVATED

THE National Health Emergency Operation Centre through its ‘Emergency Response Plan’ to validate, track, and contain a potential COVID-19 outbreak is now active. This came after a student who returned from the Philippines tested positive for COVID-19 this week during a follow-up test in Malaita Province. The student was released from quarantine in November 2020.…