Wickham: West must be alert

THE Provincial Disaster Committee Chairman (PDC) and Western Provincial (WP) Provincial Secretary Jeffery Wickham says people of WP must be alert during the current state of emergency (SOE). Wickham in a statement encourages the people of Western Province to also be steadfast and firm as his committee and advisory committees to roll out a number…

Mua outlines virus operational plan

MINISTER for Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dickson Mua says any work to prevent the potential entry of the COVID-19 into the country must be done now, not later.  Mua said following the activation of the National Disaster Operational Committee (NDOC) Health Committee which supported by the Solomon Islands  office of the World Health Organisation…

COURT DRAMA

Mass release of suspects due to lack of charges BY ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN Fifty-eight (58) people arrested and charged for allegedly breaching the curfew on Friday and Saturday have been released yesterday. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo made the public announcement in the court premise after no charges were filed by the police or prosecution by 2pm,…

FIVE REMANDED

Others released on bail following curfew arrests By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN Five individuals arrested and charged for allegedly breaching the curfew on Friday night has been remanded in custody over the weekend. They are part of the 63 people arrested over the two nights of curfew enforced under the state of public emergency within the city’s…

Kuma warns of economy downturn 

FINANCE Minister Harry Kuma says the ongoing threats by the COVID-19 would have possible effects on the country’s economy in the coming months. Kuma said according to the International Monitory Fund (IMF) regional assessment, logging, being one of the major exports for revenue has slowed down from February to April and is likely to reduce…