DJOKOVIC’s CITIZENSHIP

Hearing done, judgment next   THE fate of Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Robson Djokovic related to his citizenship status will be known next. This paper understands that Mr Djokovic travels using an Australian passport. This followed the completion of a hearing on the issue of Djokovic’s citizenship on Thursday in the High Court. Djokovic is…

GOVT ON SIM CARDS, FACEBOOK

The government through the Ministry of Communication and Aviation has announced the temporary suspension of Facebook as policy and lawmakers explore ways to regulate its use. At the same time Government is also working on amending the Telecommunication Act 2009 to ensure all SIM Card owners must undergo registration. Minister Shanel Agovaka announced this yesterday…

Resettlement plans for low-lying islands

PARLIAMENT has been told that the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management, and Meteorology and the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey have been tasked to develop a resettlement policy for low-lying atolls and artificial islands highly vulnerable to climate change. Environment Minister Dickson Mua Panakitasi disclosed this during the debate on the SINE-DIE…

Xiao freed

The Chinese national accused of unlawfully entering a quarantine station at Pacific Casino hotel in September had been freed, Tuesday. Eddie Xiao was acquitted of the charge of the prohibition of entry of a person in a quarantine station due to insufficient evidence and technical issues regarding the quarantine regulation. Xiao was charged contrary to…

Call to reinstate nursing body

OPPOSITION Leader has appealed to the government to reinstate the Solomon Islands Nursing Association (SINA) by revoking its decision. Matthew Wale made the call on Monday in his contribution to Parliament during the Sine Die Motion. He said the government should have conducted meaningful and respectful dialogue before suspending the association.  “Government’s first resort must be…

Efona vows to serve

RECENTLY elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Honiara has thanked the people of Central Honiara for giving him the mandate to represent them in Parliament and vows to serve them. Alfred Efona made the acknowledgment when speaking in Parliament yesterday when contributing to the Sine Die Motion. He told Parliament and the nation that…

BIG HELP

PRC supports govt with $1.2m THE People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Friday handed over a cheque of USD150,000 (SBD1.2 million) to the Solomon Islands Government to help with the COVID-19 fight. Solomon Islands Government remains grateful towards the continued support provided by the government and people of PRC, a statement from the Ministry of…