‘I DID NOT ESCAPE’

The Malaita for Democracy (M4D) front man Knoxley Atu says he did not escape to Malaita rather he returned to his home land where he belongs. Mr Atu was responding to a report published by this paper last week. In response he said it is wrong to say he escaped to Malaita when actually he…

PM IN WESTERN PROVINCE AHEAD OF CELEBRATIONS

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation have arrived in Western Province today, one day ahead of Western Province’s second appointed day celebrations tomorrow. The Sogavare- led delegation are now in Munda where they will proceed to Noro in the afternoon to participate in the handing over ceremony of Commodity Export Marketing Authority’s (CEMA) Buying…

Increased support for education

THE Government’s budget for education has increased over the last five years. That’s according to the Minister of Education Lanelle Tanagnada during her contribution in parliament last Monday. “SIG budget for education has significantly increased over the last five years relatively to the other demands on the government budget and relatively to GDP. “Investment in…

Burnt areas found with high levels of toxic gases

Findings from initial assessments conducted on the burnt buildings from the recent unrest found moderate to high health risks. Led by the National Disaster Council (NDC) through the National Disaster Operation Centre (N-DOC), the assessments were conducted by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF), Central Fire and Rescue Services, Honiara City Council, Ministry of…

Pfizer launch planned

IF all goes to plan, Government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services will this week officially launch the vaccination rollout for the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday. This was revealed by the National Health Emergency Operation Centre (NHEOC) Incident Controller Dr Nemia Bainivalu. He was speaking yesterday during the COVID-19 talk-back show over the…

Opposition Leader calls for investigation of allegations concerning PM

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Mathew Wale, has called for the commencement of a full and thorough criminal investigation into serious criminal allegations concerning PM Sogavare. “I call on the police and criminal investigation authorities to immediately start criminal investigations into abduction and conspiracy to murder allegations that involve our Prime Minister back in 2000”.…