Probe into MP’s traffic case still on

A traffic accident involving the Member of Parliament (MP) for North-West Guadalcanal Bodo Dettke is still under investigation – four months after the accident, police said, Tuesday. Police said the accident happened opposite the Central Market area in Honiara on 8 August 2020. National Traffic Department of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) charged the…

Xiao freed

The Chinese national accused of unlawfully entering a quarantine station at Pacific Casino hotel in September had been freed, Tuesday. Eddie Xiao was acquitted of the charge of the prohibition of entry of a person in a quarantine station due to insufficient evidence and technical issues regarding the quarantine regulation. Xiao was charged contrary to…

Call to reinstate nursing body

OPPOSITION Leader has appealed to the government to reinstate the Solomon Islands Nursing Association (SINA) by revoking its decision. Matthew Wale made the call on Monday in his contribution to Parliament during the Sine Die Motion. He said the government should have conducted meaningful and respectful dialogue before suspending the association.  “Government’s first resort must be…

Efona vows to serve

RECENTLY elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Honiara has thanked the people of Central Honiara for giving him the mandate to represent them in Parliament and vows to serve them. Alfred Efona made the acknowledgment when speaking in Parliament yesterday when contributing to the Sine Die Motion. He told Parliament and the nation that…

RSIPF officers undergo Drone Operator training

 Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are undergoing a four-day drone operator training starting today (1 December 2020) at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. The RSIPF Drone Operator Training includes three Officers from the National Response Department, one officer from the National Intelligence Department (NID), and two officers from the Drone…

BIG HELP

PRC supports govt with $1.2m THE People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Friday handed over a cheque of USD150,000 (SBD1.2 million) to the Solomon Islands Government to help with the COVID-19 fight. Solomon Islands Government remains grateful towards the continued support provided by the government and people of PRC, a statement from the Ministry of…

MP on Facebook

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for East Central Guadalcanal says the move to temporarily suspend Facebook (FB) in the country is important to manage information. Speaking in Parliament, on Monday during the Sine Die Motion, Ishmael Avui said the plan is part of controlling information in the country and to avoid civil disorder.  He said the…

No new COVID case

SOLOMON Islands did not record any COVID-19 cases this week and the number of positive cases in quarantine is also reduced to eight. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this during his weekly nation-wide address on Monday. He said all passengers from Kiribati and Fiji were tested negative in their first tests and if their second…