STUDENTS’ ACTION PROBED

A FULL investigation is underway involving some of our local students for breaching hotel rules in Manila, Philippines. This came after reports claimed drinks believed to be alcohol were brought into hotels. Not only that but positive cases have been reported from the hotels where the students are accommodated.  Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr.…

AG clarifies, no lockdown

THE Attorney General (AG)John Muria Junior says there is no lockdown in the Solomon Islands as rumours continue to speculate. Mr. Muria made the clarification during yesterday’s Covid-19 talk-back show update. He said as already been explained through past talk-back shows and through the PM address, a lockdown would only be declared if there’s a…

VISA SETBACK

Call for support to sort out students’ visas worth $1million   ABOUT forty-six (46) students who are expected to be repatriated on January 11, 2021, from the Philippines have issues with their visas. And they have just under a month to settle their outstanding visa fines before the final repatriation flight next month. The visa…

SINU graduates first Post Grads

The first 16 Post Graduate Diploma in Health Leadership and Management had graduated on Friday 11 December at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Tourism Complex.  The Health Leadership and Management Program is developed in response to the complex and persistent management issues that constrain health service management within the structural, resourcing, and cultural environment…

Wale reminds Gov’t

Opposition Leader Matthew Wale has reminded the government of the number of issues that need thorough attention, as the country looks to go into 2021 with a new policy direction. In his speech during the sine die motion in Parliament, marking an end to the second session of the 11th Parliament house, Mr. Wale outlined…

ILLEGAL LAND DEALINGS

Commissioner of Lands ups the heat on illegal land dealings   COMMISSIONER of Lands, Alan McNeil, has upped the heat on fixing fraudulent land dealings, revealing a middleman network exists for identifying prime land that is available in Honiara. The network, he said, engages in forging the necessary documents and gets these registered to a…

MAL, Foodworks launches gov’t funded poultry project 

  The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) through its Public-Private Partnership (PPP) agreement with Foodworks Suppliers Limited has made another landmark achievement after both parties launched the Hatchery & Stockfeed government-funded project on 30th November 2020. This came as the result of the 2.4 million funding support agreement that MAL and Foodworks Suppliers Hatchery…