DRUG FIND

Amphetamine found on yacht By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   SWABS collected from items seized from inside Mo Chuisle – the yacht that illegally entered our country last month- have tested positive for a drug called amphetamine. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau revealed this on Thursday during the police weekly media conference at the Rove Police headquarters. Mr Mangau…

Fast money scheme warning

MEMBERS of the general public have been warned to avoid investing in any new and emerging fraudulent fast money-making schemes that are currently being promoted.   Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) issued the warning in a statement on Thursday. The statement said promoters of these emerging schemes are now desperate to lure new members into joining…

$10m allowance package

THE Government through the Ministry of Education has paid a total of $10milllion in COVID-19 allowance package to local students studying in overseas educational institutions. This was revealed by the Minister of Education and Human Resources Development (MERHD) Lanelle Tanangada in parliament on Wednesday when contributing to a motion to approve the proclamation declared by…

Djokovic guilty, sentence next 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic has yesterday pleaded guilty to the traffic offence against him. Djokovic entered a guilty plea to one count of careless driving before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi. Sentencing submissions and mitigation were then made and the matter further adjourned to August 3 for sentence. Public Prosecutor John…

Wale plead Gov’t to release PPE’s

‘Malaita COVID-19 preparedness hits brick wall’ By ANDREW FANASIA  LEADER of the Parliamentary Opposition Mathew Wale and Member for Aoke/Langalanga beg the Prime Minister on the floor of the Parliament to release the COVID-19 medical equipment to Malaita Province.  Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Mathew Wale in his debate on the motion to approve the…

1342 people tested for COVID

ABOUT 1342 people were tested for COVID-19 and to date, all have tested negative for COVID-19. That’s according to the Minister for Health and Medical Services Dickson Mua. Mua told the parliament when contributing to the debate on the motion to approve the State of Public Emergency (SoPE) moved by the Prime Minister on Monday.…

ON EMERGENCY MODE

Parliament passes SoPE extension By ANDREW FANASIA PARLIAMENT has passed the motion to extend the State of Public Emergency (SoPE) to another four months following overwhelming support of 42 votes. Parliament debated on the motion since Tuesday. Passing the motion last night means, parliament has given its blessing to approve the proclamation by His Excellency…