PM sums up Eastern Tour

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation are back in Honiara late Sunday night, after a week- long successful tour of Temotu Province.  An official thank you dinner hosted by the provincial premier, Clay Forau Saturday evening was the icing on the cake.    Key components of the Prime Minister’s message to the Temotu Provincial…

FISH KILLS TWO

2 dead, 8 hospitalised after eating ‘poisonous’ fish   TWO members of a family at New Takwa village, Kolombangara Island in the Western province have died after eating a poisonous fish, locally known as ‘Balloon Fish’ or Tetraodontidae as its scientific name. The two deceased, a woman and a child succumbed to their death few…

TIKOPIA AUTOMATIC WEATHER STATION FIXED, UP AND OPERATIONAL

THE Solomon Islands Meteorology Services is able to provide weather information from Tikopia Island again after the Automatic Weather Station (AWS) was fixed during the recent Prime Minister’s tour to the island.  Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management Dr. Melchior Mataki and Chief Technical Officer Barnabas Tahunipue who were part of…

How far has AIPF SI Ltd penetrated gov’t system?

  UNTIL now foreign investor, AIPF SI Ltd’s business dealings, described by some as “dubious and fraudulent” were confined to individuals and corporate entities.  The company, jointly run by a Rwandan national, Deogratias Harorimana and his Solomon Islands’ partner, Salome Kwaiga, has allegedly fleeced millions of dollars in brokerage fees from unsuspecting Solomon Islands’ indigenous…

Health responds to diarrhoea cases in Gizo

A TOTAL number of 252 cases of diarrheal diseases and five (5) numbers of deaths have been reported in Gizo as of June 8, 2021. As part of response measures, community awareness on personal hygiene, safe storage of food and boiling of drinking water, and infection prevention and control practices is now underway in Gizo.  …

$10M SUPPORT TO HEALTH 

NZ announces financial assistance towards govt deployment, vaccination roll out THE New Zealand Government, through its High Commissioner’s office in Honiara has announced an additional economic support of some SBD$10 million dollars to assist Solomon Islands Government in its deployment and roll out of the COVID-19 vaccination plan. New Zealand High Commissioner Her Excellency Ms.…

IS $5.1M THE LIMIT?

Suidani wants re-tender for Fiu Bridge Project   MALAITA Provincial Government wants the National Government to re-tender the Fiu Bridge Project because the cost of construction is higher than the US$5.1million (SBD$40m) offered by the government. Premier Daniel Suidani revealed his executive’s stand on the Fiu Bridge Project in response to what he claimed as…

Constitution is Supreme

‘Former AG Titiulu says it acts as a tester for our other laws’   FORMER Attorney General and very senior lawyer Billy Titiulu says some provisions in the Public Health Emergency Bill (PHEB) 2021 does not harmonise with the Supreme Law – our National Constitution. The Bill which currently before the Bills and Legislation Committee…