NRH imposes emergency measures

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) is implementing special emergency measures to respond to the threat of the deadly coronavirus (COVID–19). Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr. John Hue said all non-urgent clinics and hospital services are suspended until further notice. Under the NRH Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) protocol, there is an urgent need to control the…

Members flock NPF

FOLLOWING the announcement by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday about the approval to allow members of the National Provident Fund (NPF) to withdraw part of their contribution in light of the health crisis, the NPF head office in Honiara was packed to the limit, Monday morning. The minister of Finance in consultation with the…

FUNDS MISSING

Claims $600k went missing during MART’s caretaker mode By WILSON SAENI In Auki   FUNDS of around $600,000 allegedly went missing during the reign of the previous Malaita Provincial Government under the leadership of former Premier Peter Ramohia last year. Information reaching the paper claimed the money ($600k) went missing from $1.6 million being deposited into…

Mass repatriation underway

MORE Honiara residents have started returning to their respective provinces in hundreds over the past few days. This came following further orders by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday to all those who have nothing to do in the city to return to their respective villages and communities. He declared the region between Alligator in…

Makili query HCC over Markets

A local Honiara resident has called on the Honiara City Council (HCC) to explain why they keep allowing the Central Market to carry out its normal business whilst closing other satellite markets in Honiara including the Kukum market. Lawrence Makili on Saturday said even on Friday when HCC delivered its latest resolution, it did not even…

$10m Covid-19 abet

Ports, Solomon Power donates towards virus battle By ESTHER NURIA    Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) and Solomon Power/Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) have both funded SBD$5 million dollars surplus each to the government towards the fight against the deadly Coronavirus (Covid-19). The funds from both State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) were announced by Prime Minister…

COVID-19 test result: Negative

Of the three most recent reported suspected cases that have been sent for testing in Australia, the first result has now been received and it is negative. In addition, a new suspected case was sent for testing on Friday. This will be the eleventh case to be tested from Solomon Islands. The Ministry of Health…

Alleged gunman released on bail

THE man who has been arrested and charged for the alleged discharge of a firearm at Tinge Ridge, West Honiara has been released on a $5,000 cash bail in court on Thursday afternoon. Mostyn Maenu’u Jnr also known as “Puff” is facing one count of discharge of a firearm in a public place. He is…

Police clean up Auki Town

AUKI Police have started a street clean- up campaign in the street of Auki, Friday. The street clean-up is part of Police engagement in an effort to keep the Auki town environment clean and healthy. The clean-up involved removing of kwaso and marijuana to discourage antisocial behaviours and preventing crime. Speaking to the media,  Malaita…

No more incoming flights 

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the government is in the process of closing the Solomon Islands borders for international flights. Sogavare confirmed this in his national speech yesterday in light of the fight against the COVID-19. He said much of the closer has been progressively implemented with a partial lockdown of international flight services currently…