New COVID-19 regulation effected

THE COVID-19 Oversight Committee has finalized a new 2020 COVID-19 Regulation 2 to replace the existing one. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said that the new regulation was developed following a review on the implementation of the old regulation which was gazette by the Governor-General Sir David Vunagi over the last few months. Sogavare said upon…

CAUGHT IN THE ACT

Chinese shops caught in illegal beche-de-mer trade By WILSON SAENI In Auki   FIVE Chinese shops in Auki were now forced to close down after being caught engaging in illegal beche-de-mer trades in Malaita.  The seizer was made as a result of a collaborative effort from the Malaita Provincial Fishery Office and Auki Police found those…

DEALER EXPOSED

Appointed Councilor refuse being owner of the private entity By IAN M.KAUKUI FOLLOWING weeks of mudslinging between the Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk, Rence Sore, and sacked Chairman for Finance Councilor Billy Abae, inside sources have revealed the owner of the controversial private entity that is supplying fire extinguishers to the Council. The sources within…

Wale dismiss PM’s probe call

THE Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale has dismissed the statement by the Prime Minister’s office that they are referring him to the police for investigation under the emergency Covid-19 regulations.  In a statement from the Opposition desk, Wale described the report by the PMO as a knee-jerk reaction betraying a juvenile attitude. The Opposition Leader…

Marau: media must promote unity here

VICE-President of the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) Douglas Marau has reminded journalists to continue to promote national unity during this current COVID-19 pandemic. Speaking at the opening of the COVID-19 PACMAS Awareness Training in Honiara, Marau said media plays an important role in disseminating correct information during this time. The theme of the…

School heads told of proper hygiene

DRINKING water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) in schools are very important for child health, wellbeing, education, and developed outcomes. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr. Franco Rodie told school principals, leaders and education authorities during a one day workshop on Thursday. The workshop was held with the school…