Makira to set up isolation centre

MAKIRA-ULAWA Province will set up its isolation centre at Waimapuru National Secondary School as part of its coronavirus preparedness exercise. Premier Julian Maka’a announced this at provincial capital Kirakira, Monday during the launch of the province’s COVID-19 (coronavirus) Awareness Program. Maka’a said his Government had agreed to set up the Quarantine and Isolation Centre at…

Police officers accused of acting unlawfully

SOME members of the Central Response Unit (CRU) at the Central Police Station enforcing the weekend curfew have been accused of entering family homes at Kukum and removed betel nut bags and taking cash. The families affected have questioned whether the emergency powers allowed police to enter family homes and remove their belongings. “They not…

$2.5B GAMES DEAL 

The Solomon Islands Government and Peoples Republic of China (PRC) have signed letters of exchange to fund the 2023 Pacific Games infrastructures worth SBD$2.5 billion.  The signing ceremony was witnessed by top government officials and the officials of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Wednesday, at the Prime Minister’s Office.  Speaking at the signing ceremony, Minister for…

Wickham: West must be alert

THE Provincial Disaster Committee Chairman (PDC) and Western Provincial (WP) Provincial Secretary Jeffery Wickham says people of WP must be alert during the current state of emergency (SOE). Wickham in a statement encourages the people of Western Province to also be steadfast and firm as his committee and advisory committees to roll out a number…

Mua outlines virus operational plan

MINISTER for Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dickson Mua says any work to prevent the potential entry of the COVID-19 into the country must be done now, not later.  Mua said following the activation of the National Disaster Operational Committee (NDOC) Health Committee which supported by the Solomon Islands  office of the World Health Organisation…