PM BLASTS CRITICS

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has downplayed the recent commentaries in the media about the government using the State of Emergency for their own conveniences. He used his COVID-19 National Address yesterday to clarify the matter. Earlier this week, the Government has come under heavy criticism on how they use the State of Public Emergency. Former…

Mentally ill patients roam freely during lockdown

NO law can stop the mentally ill patients who needed care walking the streets of Honiara during the 36-hour lockdown under the heavy presence of police force with severe penalties. While Honiara is under 36-hour lockdown since Wednesday night, only the people who walked freely along the streets of Honiara yesterday are the unfortunate people…

PRT wants allowance up

MEMBERS of the Police Response Team (PRT) have threatened to stand down over the $50 daily allowance they were being paid for manning our border with Papua New Guinea. That’s according to sources close to the PRT. One source said PRT members argued manning the border to protect the country from the COVID-19 pandemic is…

MID to repossess property

THE Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) plans to reequip the MID Civil Support Unit (CSU) in Malaita Province, says Permanent Secretary Stephen Maesiola.  MID CSU in Malaita has been handicapped for the past 15 years to the point that CSU also lost its office after a lands officer previously served at the lands office…

Observe lockdown seriously: PM Sogavare

PRIME Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, MP has called on citizens and all residents living in the Honiara Emergency Zone to observe the 36- hour lockdown seriously. This was during his pre-lockdown statement to the public this morning. The Prime Minister advises all to prepare “adequate food and water to cover the lockdown period, medications for…

RSIPF starts COVID 19 lockdown operation

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) operation to enforce the COVID-19 lockdown in the declared Emergency Zone from Poha to Alligator Creek has begun this morning with officers deployed to assist with the movement of people from Honiara City safely to their homes before the lockdown starts at 6 pm this evening. The lockdown…

HCC PROBE CALL

Kina: questionable action warrants investigation By IAN M.KAUKUI THE questionable actions and dealings of both the City Clerk Rence Sore and councillor John Szetu, owner of the Pinnacle Enterprises in Honiara, warrant a full-fledged investigation by responsible authorities. This sentiment was echoed by John Kina, a long-time resident of Honiara. Kina told the Solomon Star Sore’s…

MARA urged to clear overdue mess

THE Malaita Alliance for Rural Advancement (MARA) government under the leadership of Premier Daniel Suidani has been called on to clear the long-overdue mess created by the previous provincial executives. A chief from Fataleka, Andrew Balasi said that one of the messes being left by past governments is the claim of ownership of provincial houses…