RSIPF vehicle damage from rock throwing in Honiara

A Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) vehicle have been damaged after an incident of rock throwing which involves more than 20 youths at Stone Field area at Kaibia heights in Central Honiara on 8 May 2021. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Honiara City Police, Superintendent John Matamaru says,” Frontline officers at Central Police Station received…

M4D: Respect of Auki Communique 

Malaita for Democracy (M4D) President, Knoxly Atu has called on the national government to respect the Auki Communique by not allowing any Chinese company to involve in the road upgrade projects in Malaita Province.  Mr. Atu raised the concern in an interview with the Sunday Star in Auki this week. He said the Auki Communique…

W.H.O APPROVES CHINA’S SINOPHARM VACCINE 

Solomon Islands is expected to begin using 50,000 doses of China’s SINOPHARM COVID-19 vaccine soon following approval for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO). The approval means the SINOPHARM vaccine is the first Chinese COVID-19 vaccine to be added to the COVAX facility. Solomon Islands has received about 24, 000 AstraZeneca vaccine which…

BIG JOB LOSS

CBSI: we have lost more than 5, 000 jobs in the year to march   Solomon Islands has lost more than 5, 000 jobs in the formal sector in the year to March this year, the latest figures released by the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, have shown. The figures were contained in an article…

HMAS Larrakia supports covid-19 response here

ROYAL Australian Navy vessel HMAS Larrakia will arrive in Solomon Islands this week to support the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) COVID-19 response.   Larrakia will conduct maritime surveillance activities in the western border region at the request of the Solomon Islands Government. Commanding Officer of HMAS Larrakia, Lieutenant Commander Dan Lindquist, said the deployment…

Former Mayor, Mamae speaks out

FORMER Honiara City Lord Mayor, Wilson Mamae has clarified himself regarding a detailed report in the media concerning his involvement in the unexplained wealth of council officials published in the media recently. Speaking exclusively to this paper on Friday, Mamae said he wants to set the record straight. The media report stated that the Honiara…

9,000+ VACCINATED SO FAR

MORE than 9,000 people have been vaccinated so far according to data produced as of April 30th 2021. These figures are from people vaccinated in Honiara, Western province, Choiseul province and the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his nationwide address this week said a total of 7,366 have been vaccinated in…

‘HOLD ON, DON’T PANIC’

Council officers in panic as internal Auditors start digging into ‘Sore Report’  INTERNAL auditors are believed to have begun digging into the substance of allegations raised in the report prepared by former Clerk, Rence Sore.  A copy of the report titled, Political Interference in the Management of Honiara City Council: Presenting the case of dissolution…