IMMIGRATION WOE

Officers suspended over breach of virus regulation By ANDREW FANASIA THREE Solomon Islands Immigration Officers were suspended for insubordination against the gazetted regulations restricting the entry of any person who have been to countries that have confirmed cases of coronavirus. The suspended officers were Immigration Deputy Director Chris Akosawa and his two other officers Thomas…

SI commends the outgoing MSG DG

THE Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Jeremiah Manele has highly commended the good work done by the outgoing Director General of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat, Ambassador Amena Yavoli for the past 4 years.  Speaking during the MSG Foreign Ministers Meeting in Suva on Wednesday this week, Minister Manele acknowledge and…

CONFLICT OF INTEREST, SAYS TSI

WOMAN MP GRANTS CONSTITUENCY SCHOLARSHIP TO SPOUSE; CORRUPT CONDUCT Transparency Solomon Islands commends the media for keeping the public informed about the action/decision of the member of Parliament for Gizo/Kolombangara Hon. Lanelle Tanagada awarding her husband one of the six Constituency Scholarships allocated to the Constituency. What is of concern and more disturbing to note…

MHMS’s operation plan launched

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) on Wednesday launch its consolidated Annual Operation Plans (AOP) for the year 2020. Speaking at the launching Permanent Secretary Pauline McNeil said the 2020 AOP and Budget sets forth the focus of efforts and Ministry’s organisational commitments for the current fiscal year. “Consistent with our National Health Strategic…

Chief defends MP 

A Village Chief has applauded the woman member of Parliament (MP) for Gizo/Kolombangara Constituency for her continuous recognition and support towards human resource development plan for all zones within the her constituency.  Chief Joseph expressed this despite the criticisms against the lady MP on social media and the print media. In a statement yesterday he…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Pre-trial conference defers * Young man re-arrested, remanded * Kwaio murder case committed to High Court Pre-trial conference defers  PRE-TRIAL conference on the case of a man accused of faking his own death and obtained $76,000 from a local pharmacist in Honiara last year has been deferred to February 19. Peter Fakaia is facing three counts…