TRAVEL BAN REQUEST

Health wants ban on incoming passengers By IAN M. KAUKUI THE Ministry of Health and medical Service says it is waiting on cabinet to decide whether to ban incoming passengers from entering the country in light of the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The ministry has requested cabinet to make a decision on that. It…

PM: regional security is a collective duty

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says security in the region is a collective responsibility. The prime minister highlighted this when he met two defence advisers from Australia and New Zealand at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet yesterday, a statement from Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. The advisers are Chief of the Australian Defence…

Malai slams decision to demolish old building

A TOUR operator in Malaita has expressed dismay at the province’s decision to demolish an old British colonial building at provincial capital Auki. According to Silas Malai who operates and manages Discover Malaita Tour, the demolished building was once the recreational hall of the British colonial government. “This building holds significant history as far as…

New British envoy visits Oxfam office

OXFAM International Solomon Islands hosted the British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and Nauru, Dr Brian Jones during a courtesy visit to their office in Honiara on Tuesday. The visit gave Oxfam the opportunity to share some of their work in the Solomon Islands while also explore ways to work collaboratively with the High Commission to…

US-based institute consults with M4D 

Malaita for Democracy (M4D) movement on behalf of the Malaita people on Wednesday met a team from the International Republican Institute (IRI) based in Washington DC in Auki, Malaita Province. The IRI team is visiting Auki as part of a consultation to gather the views of the provincial government, churches and other civil society groups…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

Alleged stabber to stand trial Sentencing for man who assaults girl Arson case adjourned further Alleged stabber to stand trial A MAN accused of stabbing another man with a knife last November at Mbokonavera 2, Honiara will be standing trial next month. John Whisley Kuko, 28, is facing one count of unlawful wounding. The trial…

Aust/NZ defence advisers meet PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare yesterday received a courtesy visit from defence advisers from Australia and New Zealand at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet. The advisers are Chief of the Australian Defence Force, General Angus J Campbell and Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force Air Marshall Kevin R Short. General Campbell speaking…

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…