PM pleads

‘Our lives rest on Western border good people’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE ability of our country to keep COVID-19 out from our shore rests in the hands of the good people along the Western border as well as families and friends in Bougainville. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this profound appeal to the good people…

China direct flight remains  

THE Government’s plan to conduct a direct chartered flight to China on the 29th of August 2020 remains as it is. Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers confirmed this when he led a team from the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet appeared before the Public Account Committee (PAC) on Saturday. Following the announcement of…

Bougainvillean border crossers jailed 

THE two Bougainvilleans who were arrested and charged for illegally crossing our border in June has been sentenced recently to six months imprisonment. Deputy Commissioner Ian Vaevaso told reporters yesterday that the two Bougainvilleans are serving their jail term in Gizo Correctional Centre, Western Province. In light of this sentence, Vaevaso reminded both Bougainvilleans and…

PM graces MUP day event

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has graced the Makira/Ulawa Province 2nd Appointed Day celebrations in Kirakira on Thursday. Speaking during the occasion, Prime Minister Sogavare took the opportunity to acknowledge the traditional landowners of the land for acknowledging his delegation’s attendance. The prime minister also conveyed his sincere gratitude to the past and present leaders of…

GINA BLASTS GOVT

Frustrates over China/SI deal and treatment to Malaita By ANDREW FANASIA WESTERN Provincial Premier David Gina has come out publicly to express his frustration and disappointment with the government’s silence over  China’s promised assistance to the province. In a statement issued to this paper last night, he said it is over a year now since…

SINU PROTEST LOOMS

MEMBERS of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) staff will ‘withdraw all services’ for an indefinite period starting next week in protest to remove the Vice-Chancellor Dr. Ganesh Chand. The move was agreed upon by members of the Lecturer Association of Solomon Islands National University (LASINU) and the Solomon Islands National University General Staff Union…

CHINA FLIGHT CRITICISED

THE Government has now come under criticism over its proposed plan to organise a direct repatriation flight to China later this month. Both the Opposition Group and Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) on Tuesday expressed their concern over the planned charter flight in separate statements issued to the media. The Opposition Group in its statement labeled the…