Wale: SOE regulations must preserve public security

ANY regulations decision and or action taken that do not preserve public security or are not necessary to the protection from importation into and the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) in the Solomon Islands would be outside the scope of the emergency declaration under section 16 of the constitution.  Opposition Leader Mathew Wale made the statement…

Shanel: don’t blame gov’t 

The Member for Parliament (MP) Central Guadalcanal says the government should not be blamed for the recent sea tragedy involving MV Taimahero.  Peter Shanel Agovaka had made the statement yesterday after the  MP for West Are’are John Maneniaru blamed the search and rescue division for its inefficient services.  “Yesterday (Monday) the Member of West Are’are…

EMERGENCY PERIOD EXTENDED

Partial lockdown this weekend BY Esther Nuria    Parliament has Tuesday passed the State of Public Emergency Motion for a period of four months. Following two days of debate, all Members of Parliament (MPs) have agreed to the terms and conditions in the motion. His Excellency the Governor-General Sir David Vunagi on 25th March 2020 declared…

Dora: gov’t must be held responsible

A FORMER Deputy Premier of Malaita province says the Solomon Islands government must be held responsible for the 27 people who lost their lives at sea as they flee from the coronavirus (COVID-19) threats. Mr. Star Dora made the claim following what he described as orders issued by the government to send people back to…

Fishermen survive 

Two Lilisiana men in Langa Langa, Malaita Province who were caught during Friday night’s cyclone have survived after they swam for hours to the mainland from Alite reef between Ngella and Malaita. Reports reaching Solomon Star Auki stated that the two fishermen left Lilisiana community at 4am on Thursday 2 April for a fishing trip…

Suidani: survivors need trauma counseling

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has call on the national government to send a trauma counseling team to survivors of the Taimareho sea tragedy. Speaking to Solomon Star Auki on Sunday, Premier Suidani who visited the survivors at Su’u national secondary school on Saturday last week said the survivors are in trauma and need counseling…

PM MEETS WEST ARE’ARE MP AND RELATIVES OF VICTIMS

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has met with the MP for West Are’are constituency, Hon. John Maneniaru and relatives of victims to express his personal condolences to families and relatives of the 27 citizens who were washed overboard the MV Taimareho on Thursday 2nd April. The meeting was held after Parliament was adjourned following the debate…