$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…

Police to enforce tough Quarantine actions 

POLICE will step in and enforce any requests made to them by health authorities of people escaping lawful quarantine in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau made this response when asked by a reporter if police had involved in locating people who escaped from the quarantine sites. “The Police will step…

Don’t panic: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has urged all Solomon Islanders to stop spreading rumours that would cause people to panic. Sogavare made the call in his speech to the nation, Friday. “I would also like to remind everyone that we should not create unnecessary panic by spreading rumours and speculating,” he said. He also urged the…

CBSI imposes new COVID-19 measures

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has imposed new measures for the public to limit the exposure and risk related to COVID-19.  From March 30th, 2020, the public must adhere to the following measures.  All visitors (customers, clients, consultants, etc.) including staff shall go through a mandatory body temperature screening outside of the building…

Gov’t: quarantine no longer an option

HOME quarantine is now not an option upon issuing of Travel Adviory No.4 for enforcement on the 22nd of March 2020.  The Ministry of Health boosts up its interventions in the prevention preparedness response to the COVID-19 Global Emergency.  “Any incoming travellers will be transported directly to the quarantine centre upon arrival and will remain…

SINU shuts down for five weeks

THE Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will be calling off classes for five weeks beginning Monday 30th March as a precautionary measure against COVID-19.  SINU made the decision in response to the State of Public Emergency announced by the government in its efforts to combat the introduction and the possible spread of the disease in…