SINU resumption awaits Gov’t’s decision Friday

THE resumption of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) lectures will depend entirely on the Prime Minister’s statement today regarding all schools in the country.  In a statement issued to staff & students yesterday, SINU was supposed to resume lectures by May 4th, 2020 but will also depend on the government statement given the period…

China envoy clarifies COVID-19 test kits

CHINA’S envoy to Solomon Islands has reminded host countries not to stir up unnecessary information in regards to their medical supplies.  Counsellor Yao Ming made this statement on Wednesday when asked about his country’s medical supplies and test kits that were returned by some countries because they were found to be faulty. It’s understood that…

Job opportunities soon in Malaita govt

More job opportunities will be available in the Malaita Provincial Government as the direct result of mass retirement this year.  At the end of this year, 41 provincial workers are expected to retire from work as they are now at their retirement age.  Of the 41 workers expected to retire, 14 have already retired while…

Victim wants to be part of probe

ONE of the victims of the early morning raid at Kukum on Sunday morning has called on the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Professional Standard Internal Investigation (PSII) Unit to also involve him in their investigation. Jeff Kali made the call following denial by police over claims of what the officers have done to…

Plea to relocate

Solomon Islands students studying at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Waigani campus in Papua New Guinea (PNG) are appealing to the national government to move them to a safer place after a latest confirmed case of COVID-19 was registered in the City of Port Moresby. Speaking to this paper in an exclusive interview…

RSIPF will re-bail curfew suspects

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) Prosecution Department will charge and re-bail 58 suspects that were released by the Magistrates Court early this week following no charges laid against them for breaching the curfew under State of public Emergency which was enforced last weekend.  Acting Commissioner of Police Mostyn Mangau says, “A total of…

Western schools warned against grants abuse

SCHOOLS in the Western Province are advised to spare their school grants as the country enters into an extended state of Emergency (SOE). In an address to educational institutions in the province, Chief Education Officer Hopeful Piosasa advised all school principals and headteachers in the province against mismanaging of government grants. He said that according…