Abae threatens me: Sore

FORMER Honiara City Council (HCC) Finance Chairman Councillor Billy Abae had verbally threatened the City Clerk Rence Sore under the influence of alcohol in the HCC Headquarter on the week before the lockdown. This was revealed to the local media by City Clerk Rence Sore during a press conference, Monday However, Cr Abae outrightly denied…

Package call for submission, Monday

The call for submissions to access the recently announced stimulus package will be published from Monday 25th May and over the following two weeks. That’s according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when he delivered his COVID-19 pandemic nationwide address recently. On that same note, Sogavare assured the nation that in our fight to defend the…

Where’s my ‘freedom’ of speech?

Szetu accused of bullying citizen’s right to speak IAN M.KAUKUI A Honiara resident who recently voiced out his concern against John Szetu’s alleged involvement in the Fire Extinguisher Deal has questioned why the HCC Councillor demanded that he disclose his personal identity to his (Szetu’s) lawyer. Stephen Maki posed the question following a letter from…

PM calls for unity, stability

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has called on all Solomon Islanders to be united in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. He was speaking in his weekly national address, Friday. Sogavare said there are recent commentaries in the media alleging that his Government is using the State of Emergency to politicise certain issues which is not true. …

Suidani praises new school hall

FAUMAMANU Community High School’s newly built assembly hall is a good example of how well we can use taxpayers’ money to trigger development in our communities. Malaita Premier Daniel Suidani stated this during the official handing over of the hall, Tuesday.  Suidani said the school hall was built with funding from the Provincial Capacity Development…

New hall is a blessing to Faumamanu school

A NEW assembly hall built for Faumamanu Community High School in east Malaita is a blessing for the school. That’s according to Principal Andrew Eteri. He was speaking during the official handing over of the hall, last Tuesday. Eteri said the hall provides the school an avenue to host sporting and other extra-curricular activities. The…

WHO hands over COVID-19 support 

THE World Health Organisation (WHO) has handed over additional equipment and suppliers from its previous support as part of equipping the quarantine centre at Henderson, the National Referral Hospital triage and isolation facilities as well as to support the refurbishment of the isolation centre in Auki and a new isolation facility n Gizo.   WHO Representative…

NRH ready for COVID-19 tests

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) is now ready to undertake COVID-19 tests. And Health minister Dickson Mua said the availability of the COVID-19 testing capability is another milestone achievement of the ministry and all those involved as partners in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was speaking, Wednesday, at the launch of the testing machines…

PM BLASTS CRITICS

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has downplayed the recent commentaries in the media about the government using the State of Emergency for their own conveniences. He used his COVID-19 National Address yesterday to clarify the matter. Earlier this week, the Government has come under heavy criticism on how they use the State of Public Emergency. Former…