Christ the King celebrates Palm Sunday

CHRIST the King Parish at Gilbert Camp, East Honiara has joined the rest of the Christians throughout the nation to celebrate Palm Sunday at their local church on Sunday morning. Parish Rector Father Allen Kali said the event is celebrated annually to mark what had happened to Jesus in Jerusalem more than 2,000 years ago.…

Air Vanuatu’s jet takes refuge here

AIR Vanuatu’s jet aircraft Boeing 737-800 has landed at the Henderson International Airport on Sunday to seek shelter as the tropical Cyclone Harold hits parts of Vanuatu. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communication & Civil Aviation Moses Virovolomo confirmed to the paper it was just an emergency flight for safety purposes.   Virovolomo said the jet…

Call for inquiry

MEMBERS of the public are rallying support calling for a commission of inquiry (COI) to be established to find out why the ill-fated trip by MV Taimareho was allowed to set sail at the eve of a cyclone on Thursday evening. Many have expressed their desire for this inquiry on social media over the weekend.…

 Human cremation concern

Community members at Mount Austen in East Honiara are calling on the Honiara City Council (HCC) and health authorities to stop the human cremation which has been ocurring frequently. This was after two bodies were burnt in front of the Japanese War Memorial at Mount Austen on Saturday. The two bodies were of two Asians…

27 Confirmed Missing 

A TOTAL of 27 people have been confirmed missing as of yesterday afternoon believed to be washed overboard M.V Taimareho on its way from the capital Honiara to West Area’are in the early hours of 3rd April 2020. Deputy Director Operation of the Solomon Islands Maritime Rescue Coordination Centre Brian Aonima said those missing include…

SICCI: Virus has serious impact on economy

THE coronavirus (COVID-19) is having a significant impact on businesses and the economy, the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) says. That’s In addition to the serious implications for people’s health and the healthcare services, it added. “As the peak body representing the private sector in the country, SICCI is focusing on business…