By-election date proposed

BY-elections for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal Constituencies are being proposed for Wednesday 18th November, if funds are available. This was highlighted by the Chair of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Patterson Oti and the new Chief Electoral Officer Jane Waetara when they updated the Prime Minister during a courtesy visit on Monday 14th…

104 arrived last night

A total of 104 passengers who arrived last night from Brisbane have now settled down in their designated Quarantine Stations to commence 14-days of quarantine. All passengers came with at least 2 negative consecutive COVID-19 test results. A statement from the National Disaster Council (NDC) said that of the total passengers, 8 passengers are returning…

Malaita to get COVID testing machine

  KILUFI’I hospital in Malaita Province is soon to get their COVID-19 testing machine as work is progressing well at the moment. That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare nationwide address on Monday. “As for Malaita Province, work has progressed and as soon as safety requirements for the COVID-19 testing machine in Malaita province are…

China’s passengers negative test 

ALL passengers from Guangzhou China flight have undergone their two mandatory tests since their arrival into the country fortnight ago and all their results have returned negative. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed in his nationwide address on Monday. “My good people, despite the two negative test results, all passengers are still undergoing strict quarantine protocols,”…

Wale slams gov’t

Prime Minister and the government have come under heavy criticism from the Leader of Opposition for the predicament that has befallen local students studying in the Philippines. In a statement on Tuesday Matthew Wale said; “I truly feel for the parents and relatives of our students.  It is unimaginable what they have been put through and…

SUIDANI REACTS

Rebuts report, says MPG account sits at $6million By WILSON SAENI Auki News Bureau   MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani has rebutted a report that the Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) has visited Honiara lately to seek funding because the provincial account has dried up due to the Premier’s actions.  At the same time, he said the…

Ngati, Abae PTC deferred 

  PRE TRIAL conference (PTC) on the case of Honiara City Councilors accused of intimidating Honiara City Clerk Rence Sore at the Councils headquarters in June has been deferred to Monday next week. This was because their lawyer was reportedly sick and did not attend court on Monday. Vavaya Ward Councilor Billy Abae and Vura…