Govt welcomes helpful critics: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare said his government has welcomed constructive criticisms from citizens. As a responsible Government we welcome constructive criticisms from all, he stated. However, he strongly stressed that his government does not welcome unconstructive lies by certain people. “……this Government does not welcome certain people who continue to lie to our people under…

SORE MUST GO: CITIZEN

HONIARA resident Stephen Maki says city clerk Rence Sore should be removed immediately from his position, over the illegal borrowings that is happening within the council which he himself has revealed.Sore made the borrowing revelation to members of the local media, during a Press Conference he hosted last Monday. He said the council has borrowed…

HCC shake-up

Councillors’ ploy to destabilise Mamae-gov’t revealed By ANDREW FANASIA  Certain city councillors are scheming to dismantle the current HCC Executive led by Mayor Wilson Mamae for their own political gains, according to insiders. They said the barrage of allegations and claims levelled against the council administration and the City Clerk are mere political ploys to…

FIRST TEST NEGATIVE

THE first in-country testing for COVID-19 has turned out negative. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare revealed this on Friday in his weekly nation-wide address. “From all the passengers that returned on the two flights this week, three passengers were red-flagged,” Sogavare said. “One of the three was sent to triage at the National Referral Hospital upon arrival,”…

PM clarifies exemption concern

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has clarified that no foreign personnel’s are exempted from the 28 days quarantine. Sogavare made this clarification following misleading statements published in the social media recently. He said the foreign personnels that arrived in the country on the repatriation flights this week are in quarantine and they will remain there for…

Mangau denies knowledge of new money scheme

POLICE have denied receiving information relating to any police officers or anyone setting up a scheme called “Crowd One”. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau made this response when asked by a reporter of rumours that one of his officers had started the Crowd One scheme. “I have no information of that scheme,” Mangau said. “…….…

Gov’t told to act on Taimareho tragedy

THE Malaita Provincial Government is calling on the national government to take action on the MV Taimareho sea tragedy in April that killed 27 Malaitans at sea.  In a statement, Premier Daniel Suidani said he has been closely following the issue since day one and urged the government to act quickly to settle the matter…

Mangau says behaviour of accused unacceptable

ACTING Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau has described the incident where a 42-year-old man had sexual intercourse with his 13-year-old nephew at Gizo, Western Province as “sad and inappropriate”. Speaking to reporters yesterday Mangau said the incident is not appropriate with our traditional norms and values. “This sort of behaviour is not acceptable in our community,”…

Young Samuel saves turtle from slaughter

Eleven years old Samuel Jason Voda Marsh, a fifth-grader at Honiara International School (Woodford) on Thursday joined officer from the Ministries of Environment and Fisheries to tag and release back into the wild, a juvenile Green Marine Turtle (Species name – Chelonia mydas).  Young Samuel through his family contacted our team on Monday to find out…