WHO hands over COVID-19 support 

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has handed over additional equipment and suppliers from its previous support as part of equipping the quarantine centre at Henderson, the National Referral Hospital triage and isolation facilities as well as to support the refurbishment of the isolation centre in Auki and a new isolation facility n Gizo.   WHO Representative…

NRH ready for COVID-19 tests

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) is now ready to undertake COVID-19 tests. And Health minister Dickson Mua said the availability of the COVID-19 testing capability is another milestone achievement of the ministry and all those involved as partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was speaking, Wednesday, at the launch of the testing machines…

PM BLASTS CRITICS

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has downplayed the recent commentaries in the media about the government using the State of Emergency for their own conveniences. He used his COVID-19 National Address yesterday to clarify the matter. Earlier this week, the Government has come under heavy criticism on how they use the State of Public Emergency. Former…

PRT wants allowance up

MEMBERS of the Police Response Team (PRT) have threatened to stand down over the $50 daily allowance they were being paid for manning our border with Papua New Guinea. That’s according to sources close to the PRT. One source said PRT members argued manning the border to protect the country from the COVID-19 pandemic is…

MID to repossess property

THE Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) plans to reequip the MID Civil Support Unit (CSU) in Malaita Province, says Permanent Secretary Stephen Maesiola.  MID CSU in Malaita has been handicapped for the past 15 years to the point that CSU also lost its office after a lands officer previously served at the lands office…

HCC PROBE CALL

Kina: questionable action warrants investigation By IAN M.KAUKUI THE questionable actions and dealings of both the City Clerk Rence Sore and councillor John Szetu, owner of the Pinnacle Enterprises in Honiara, warrant a full-fledged investigation by responsible authorities. This sentiment was echoed by John Kina, a long-time resident of Honiara. Kina told the Solomon Star Sore’s…