MP to stop essential support 

MEMBER of Parliament for North New Georgia, Rendova and Tetepare Danny Philip says he will stop paying for essential services to his constituents next year. Mr. Philip made this announcement through the Constituency Development Office page recently. “Next year I would like to announce that there will be no sea fares, no medical welfare for…

PM on contact tracing

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says following the detection of the third Covid-19 positive case, contact tracing to identify close and casual contacts of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd positive cases had been conducted. Speaking during his nationwide address yesterday, Sogavare said this process is important as those in close contact with the index cases…

Public transport excluded from ESP

THE Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) only welcomes applicants for transportation that relates to tourism activities and not public transportation such as buses and taxis.  Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury as well as Chair of the ESP Committee McKinnie Dentana confirmed this during the talkback show on Sunday in response to…

‘BE HONEST’

AG urges students to be truthful in answers ATTORNEY General (AG) John Muria Jnr has called on students who are currently in quarantine centres, to tell the truth when they are being asked questions by responsible and authorised officials. Mr. Muria highlighted this following the second case of COVID 19 and subsequent detection of a…

GOOD NEWS

18 Covid-19 positive cases now negative in Philippines By ANDREW FANASIAHoniara Newsroom PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says all 18 students who first contracted COVID-19 in the Philippines have tested negative and are now in government arranged accommodation, waiting to be repatriated home. Mr. Sogavare made this positive news during his weekly nationwide address yesterday…

Suidani responds to allegations

MALAITA province premier Daniel Suidani has responded to serious allegations raised at the recent motion of No-confidence again him and his government. He made these responses in his revised budget 2020/2021 speech on the floor of the Provincial assembly on Friday 16th October. He said the announcement of 25 million US dollars was made by…