SINA’s action illegal

THE sit-in protest by the Solomon Islands Nursing Association (SINA) was prohibited and illegal.  This stern comment was echoed by the Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers during a talk-back show over the national broadcaster.  Mr. Rodgers said that under the COVID regulations; there is a provision that gives the Prime Minister Powers…

Boso calls for public support

OUTSPOKEN citizen Peterson Boso is calling on the general public to support his legal challenge against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s and the government to temporarily ban Facebook in Solomon Islands. Speaking to this paper last night he said he wants to challenge the government’s decision in court. Sogavare had recently announced in Parliament that his…

Wale: Gov’t must address our economy

OPPOSITION Leader and Member of Parliament (MP) for Aoke Langalanga Mathew Wale urges the government to seriously address the country’s economy in this unprecedented time. He made these sentiments after Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare issued a statement on the ‘Government’s Redirection Policy and the 2021 Budget’ in the Parliament yesterday.  “While we welcome the statement…

STATE OF EMERGENCY EXTENDED

THE country is now under a third State of Public Emergency (SOPE) that will run for the next four months. This followed a declaration by Governor-General, His Excellency, Sir David Vunagi last night to further extend the SOPE. The extension was declared after the expiry of the country’s second SOPE yesterday – November 24, a…

Four more quarantine stations for West, Choiseul

The Government has approved four additional Quarantine Stations for Choiseul and Western Provinces.  The newly declared Quarantine Stations are Noro Lodge, Red Devil Transport-Nusatupe, Takuho Bungalows-Tuha in the Western Province, and Supizae Bungalows in Choiseul Province. The additional Quarantine Stations will add capacity to the existing Quarantine Station located at the Gizo Hospital in Western…

Teachers’ travel allowance paid

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has started releasing traveling allowances for all its teachers as of last week. Permanent Secretary Dr. Franco Rodie confirmed this during Sunday’s Talkback Show.  Dr. Rodie said he was informed by his officers responsible that payments of some education authorities have already been made and others…

NEW MP STARTS WORK

Delivery of projects for North East Guadalcanal Constituency is now underway. This followed the successful election of Ethel Vokia as the new Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency. Three days after being elected she wasted no time in handing over three new outboard motors (OBM) and ray-boats to her constituency in her first public…