China Habour supports Central 

CHINA Habour Company Limited has donated disposal protective masks to assist Central Province as part of the province’s preparedness for COVID-19. The brief handing over of the disposal protective masks was held at the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) Embassy in Honiara, Tuesday. Acting Head of the Chinese Embassy in Honiara Yao Ming who was…

Auki betel-nut vendors unhappy

Betel-nut vendors in the Malaita Provincial capital of Auki have voiced their disappointment over an alleged action taken by police to clear betel nut stalls situated at the Auki seafront. Speaking exclusively to this paper yesterday frustrated betel nut vendors said their source of income has been cut immediately after police carried out the exercise.…

SOPE puts SI on ‘high alert’

SECRETARY to the Prime Minister Dr. Jimmie Rodgers says the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) allows the country to be on high alert. Dr. Rogers highlighted this during the COVID-19 Oversight Committee weekly talkback show on Sunday via the national broadcaster in response to whether the SOPE will be extended or not.  “One of the…

Police deny ‘brutality’ claim

POLICE have strongly denied that any of its officers were involved in the “police brutality” story published on Island Sun newspaper, Monday. The police force also called on the victim in this alleged incident including the Island Sun newspaper, its editor, and journalist to apologise to all police officers for the wrongful accusation. Editor of…

WHY WE ACT

Police clarify seizure of COVID-19 medical supplies to Malaita Province POLICE say they seized COVID-19 medical supplies Taiwan donated to Malaita Province because of the “suspicious” nature of the consignment. There was an uproar over the police action from Malaita Province and its supporters after police confiscated the supplies from Customs last week. But acting police…