M4D fear coronavirus might reach Malaita 

Malaita for Democracy (M4D) Movement has call on the responsible authorities to keep an open eye for Chinese citizens doing business in Auki who are away to China for the Chinese New Year celebration.  M4D President Knoxley Atu said six Chinese national doing business in Auki are in China for the Chinese New Year celebration…

EVICTION SERVED AFTER 20 YEARS OF OCCUPANCY

PROMINENT Gizo businessman Mockson Aaron says he has not been given a fair opportunity  when served an eviction notice on Monday the 27th of January after 20 years of business and development in the KHY seafront area in Western province (WP). The Gizo Waterfront Night-Club and Restaurant owner received an eviction letter giving him notice…

Principal sends strict advice to pupils

The Anglican Church of Melanesia owned Bishop Norman Palmer School will begin its 2020 academic year tomorrow with very strict rules in place. School Principal Mathias Rorai said students must follow school regulations as soon as they become students of Norman Palmer. Rorai in an announcement made earlier said they really encourage students to have…

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL ALERT

Gov’t issues further advice for travellers Further to the announcement on Friday 31 January 2020 of regulations aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (2019-nCov) to Solomon Islands, the Solomon Islands Government provides further clarifications relating to the restriction of people entering the country. The Immigration (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) provide additional entry…

Poor waste management threatens environment

Lack of waste management has become a general environmental issue and has gained considerable attention in recent years in the Solomon Islands. The country has experienced an increasing amount of wastes (plastic bottles, coconut husk and bags) being littered into the environment over the years. The government through the Ministry of Environment has identified the…

Manelusi brings ‘message of hope’ to inmates

In his visit last Friday to the Rove Central Correctional Centre (RCCC) inmates, Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi delivered a powerful message of hope to all convicts and remands. According to a statement from the Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI), the visit was purposely to update inmates on the progressions and feedbacks on matters of their concern…

Gizo public petition KHY seafront land

Members of public in Gizo are signing a petition to oppose current plans of the FTE holders to fence-off Lot 229 in a collaboration to petition the retention of the KHY sea-front. Reasons circulated along with the petition form say the seafront is one of the few remaining areas used by the public from surrounding…

Is it legal?

Munda shops reject ‘legal tender’ coins By TERENCE ZIRUIn Gizo Three shops in Munda have reportedly rejected the Solomon Islands legal tender 10 cent (10¢) coins when a local decided to use them to purchase a roll of cigarette on Tuesday, 28th January. Describing himself as an average person struggling in such difficult economic times,…

New travel restrictions in force

GOV’T ACTS ON CORONAVIRUS INCOMING travellers who have been to countries that have confirmed cases of the coronavirus will not be allowed into the country. That’s according to new laws the government put in place yesterday to protect the country and people from the rapidly spreading coronavirus. Minister for Commerce, Industries, Labour and Immigration, Clezy…