VIRUS ALERT

Ministry puts in new measures By IAN M. KAUKUI ALL incoming international travellers will be subjected to temperature checks on arrival in the country. They will also be required to complete a Traveller’s Public Health Declaration Card. These are two of the latest measures the Ministry of Health and Medical Services has put in place…

M4D hits back at Sasako 

Malaita for Democracy (M4D) movement is calling on veteran journalist Alfred Sasako and his cronies to stop misleading the country about a reconciliation he claimed being proposed by Malaita Provincial Government with the national government.  The call came after an article which carried Sasako’s byline with the headline ‘The truth about reconciliation proposed by Malaita’…

Gov’t must act now

Local students in China afraid of coronavirus By ANDREW FANASIA THE Government and the Ministry of Health in Solomon Islands must act now by preparing to respond to the novel coronavirus outbreak first reported in Wuhan City, Central China’s Hubei Province. A local student studying in Xi’an city, Shaanxi Province, north west of China Nicholas Ngele…

Takeli hails PM Sogavare

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has greater vision for the country, Makira-Ulawa’s Deputy Premier Joe Takeli says. Takeli uttered this when he accompanied Premier Julian Maka’a during a courtesy visit to Sogavare, Monday. After listening to Sogavare sharing his government’s plans and his aspirations for the country, Takeli took an opportunity to express to the prime…

PM welcomes new US envoy

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has welcomed the new U.S Ambassador to the Solomon Islands Her Excellency Erin Mckee to the country recently. “Welcome to the happy isles,” he stated. This was during a courtesy visit made by Ambassador Mckee to the Office of the Prime Minister last week. In meeting Prime Minister Sogavare, the Ambassador…

6.3 quake fails to spark tsunami

A 6.3 MAGNITUDE undersea earthquake has occurred 107km West – North west of Kirakira, Makira Province at 4:02pm yesterday afternoon the Meteorological Services office in Honiara has confirmed. Following the earthquake, the Weather office said there is no tsunami threat to Makira province and its nearby islands. “An undersea earthquake of magnitude 6.3 occurred at…