PM calls for calm, unity in fight against COVID-19

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has called on all Solomon Islanders to remain calm to work together with the government in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic. Speaking on the floor of Parliament, Prime Minister Sogavare said together we could overcome adversities such as the COVID-19 pandemic and prove our resilience and ability to move our country forward.…

Council schools to take early break

HCC ACTS ON VIRUS By ESTHER NURIA HONIARA City Council (HCC) schools will take an early holiday break starting Monday as fears of the coronavirus set in. The decision comes as the first sample of one of the three suspected cases the Ministry of Health sent to Australia last week was proven negative. In a public…

Ugi wharf is a national project, not MUP initiative

THE wharf construction underway at Selwyn bay in Ugi island is not the Makira Ulawa provincial (MUP) government wharf as reported on Sunday Star newspaper on Sunday by Mr. George Atkin from Kirakira. Member of Parliament (MP) for Ulawa-Ugi William Bradford Marau said the wharf is a national government-funded project intended for the constituency. “The…

CHINA MAIN GAMES SPONSOR

The Government of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) has agreed to fund all the major sporting facilities for the 2023 Pacific Games (PG).   In a media press conference on Tuesday, the Head of Chinese Embassy Taskforce, Yao Ming has announced that the Chinese Government has agreed to fund the major projects for the 2023…

Locals safe to date in Canada: Dwivedi

SOLOMON Islands nationals in Canada are safe to-date with no reported cases of Coronavirus affecting them. That’s according to Solomon Islands Honorary Consul General to Canada Ashwant Dwivedi. “We are in difficult times,” Dwivedi told the Solomon Star last night. “I urge Solomon Islanders to keep Canada and Canadians in their prayers,” he added. “After…

Law to prohibit illicit material, soon

WITH the increasing accessibility to the internet by youths and mostly adult males the government will introduce the Cinematography Bill to prohibit illicit materials. That’s according to Governor-General Sir David Vunagi during his traditional ‘Speech from the Throne’ in the parliament on Monday. “With the prevailing and proliferation use of the internet we have seen…

HIGH RISK

• High chance Covid-19 infect suspect• Official result yet to arrive• Third sample sent By ANDREW FANASIA A local medical expert revealed that there is a high chance that coronavirus (COVID-19) will spread as the symptoms shown by the suspects is similar to COVID-19. The test result is expected from Melbourne, Australia today. Speaking to…

Liloqula: no funds from China to date

CHINA is yet to provide any budget support to the Solomon Islands since the two countries established diplomatic ties last August. That’s according to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) Ruth Liloqula. “From their investigations, we have not seen any financial inputs from China in the RCDF budget component to date,”…

LAND FURORE

Commissioner to resume controversial Kukum site By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN LANDS Commissioner Alan McNeil on Tuesday assured the public he is in the process of resuming part of the Kukum back road that was controversially given away in 2009 to a private developer. A previous commissioner allocated the site to a Chinese businessman. There was public furore…