Premier Suidani calls for calm

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani calls for calm following yesterday’s standoff in Auki after Malaita for Democracy (M4D) wanted Chinese out of Auki town. Premier Suidani said while M4D and the public have the right to express their dissatisfaction with what they viewed as a threat to their lives in the light of COVID-19, he…

Leave politics aside

‘MP urges PM to address Taimareho 27 tragedy’ By ANDREW FANASIAHoniara Newsroom   MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for West Are’are Constituency has recently called on the Office of the Prime Minister to leave politics aside and help address the Taimareho sea tragedy. On 2nd April of this year, the MV Taimareho left Honiara for West…

Wale backs gov’t fiscal policy response

OPPOSITION Leader Mathew Wale says he is pleased with the government’s approach in terms of the fiscal policy response to the COVID-19. Wale said the Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma has stated that the government has taken three steps in its fiscal policy response to COVID-19, namely: Revision of budget projections, Reprioritization of…

TSI hail MP

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Island (TSI) commends Member of Parliament (MP) Peter Kenilorea Jnr for reasons given with regard to his intention to return the money to the Economic Stimulus Package Committee.  One of the reasons is that it is only a decision by Cabinet and not Parliament, he said. In supporting and commending Mr. Kenilorea Jnr’s…

STAND-OFF IN AUKI

THE Malaita Provincial Capital of Auki came to a standstill on Wednesday morning after a protest notice was issued to all Chinese to leave Auki within 24 hours. Malaita for Democracy (M4D) movement issued the evacuation notice demanding them to close their doors and leave the province. The issued notice clearly stated that the move…

China incoming passengers’ tested negative 

A total of 104 passengers arrived at Henderson International airport last night, 10:15 pm local time with most of the tested negative prior to boarding the flight.  The Solomon Airlines Airbus A320 left Honiara 9 am on Tuesday, made a brief stop-over at Biak Airport in Indonesia and then continued onto Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport,…

SINU semester 2 begins next week

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) is set to begin its second semester as of next week. SINU’s Public Relations officer Estee Logamei told the paper yesterday, this week is the registration week mainly for continuing students and also few new ones who are yet to be registered. Longamei said the majority of the new…

Ete urges gov’t to act

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Honiara says the government must step up efforts to fight against the deadly virus, support health facilities, and pump more money into the economy. He was speaking on Tuesday in parliament while contributing to the 2020 Supplementary Appropriation Bill. He said given the threat from the virus worldwide, the government…

Wale on non-inclusion of climate change  

OPPOSITION Leader Mathew Wale says it is disappointing to note that the government of the day has forgotten climate change as one of the priority issues to be included in its 2020 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2020. Speaking on the floor of parliament yesterday, Wale said climate change was never a priority for the government for…