PM slams report

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has slammed media report on the SBD$1.2 million from the People’s Republic of China (PRC) aimed at supporting the Ministry of Health and Medical Services fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Media reports stated that there were speculations the SBD$1.2 million 19 has already been used for the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP)…

Repatriation flights delayed 

THE third and final flight to repatriate the remaining students from the Philippines which was to leave yesterday has been delayed. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced that the final repatriation had been delayed to the 21st of January. Mr. Sogavare said the reason behind the delay is because the final paperwork for about 30 of…

MPG rescues health workers

The Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) has stepped in to foot the salary of all Malaita Provincial Health direct employees following the delay of the service grant from the national government to the Malaita Provincial Health Sector.  MPG under the leadership of Premier Daniel Suidani has done an extraordinary move last week by allocating $200,000 to…

Vaccination plan

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says he hopes the country’s whole population will be vaccinated by the end of 2021. Speaking during his first nationwide address for this year, Mr. Sogavare said that in the next couple of months 0.25 percentage of the population should be vaccinated by then. “My government has submitted our country’s…

SINU welcomes new PVCC, Shadrach Fanega

The Solomon Islands National University has a new Pro-Vice-Chancellor Corporate (PVCC). He is a prominent senior citizen, a suitably qualified and vast experienced public servant, Mr. Shadrach Fanega. Mr. Fanega who hails from Malaita Province succeeded the late John Usuramo, who untimely passed away last year. His appointment was made after completion of all recruitment…

USP graduating students arrive

The third batch of local graduating students studying in various universities in Fiji have arrived in the country last night. The government repatriated flight was part of the government’s plan to bring back most of the students who have completed their studies this year. Most of the continuing students have remained on campus since November…

No boats detained 

The Commissioner of Police has confirmed that no boats have been detained during the ‘Operation Safe Boat 2020’. Mr. Mangau made the confirmation during his weekly media conference on Thursday 7 January 2021. He said of the 23 boats boarded by his officers, no boats have been detained.  “There are 23 boats been boarded and…

Wale condemns revealed intentions to remove Papuans from their motherland

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale condemns in the strongest term revelations that the Indonesian government intends to remove the indigenous people of West Papua out from their motherland. This follows revelations in a Bahasa speaking television show where one of Indonesia’s former Army Generals who was interviewed and translated into English, talking about…