Schools in non-emergency zone to resume

NON-examination classes in both the primary and secondary schools throughout the provinces will join the rest of the secondary examination classes to proceed with their normal classes as of the 4th of May 2020. Under Secretary and Chair of COVID-19 Communications Committee in the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development James Basamata confirmed this…

RESHUFFLED MINISTERS SWORN-IN

FOUR ministers of the current Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have been sworn-in before the Governor-General Sir David Vunagi at Government House on Wednesday morning. The swearing-in ceremony now formalized their appointments to the respective ministries they have been assigned to look after as ministers, a statement from the Government Communication Unit said. Former Education…

Donors dismiss Sasako report

AUSTRALIA, European Union, and the United States have dismissed a report journalist Alfred Sasako wrote in the Island Sun newspaper on Sunday. Sasako claimed that European countries Australia and the United States will provide a €250 billion humanitarian grants program to the Solomon Islands.  He cites unnamed sources in his “unsubstantiated” article. In a joint…

LEGAL BID

Curfew order unnecessary says PSO By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN RULING as to whether the legal issue regarding the curfew matter will be dealt with in the Magistrate’s Court or transferred to the High Court will be made on May 4. This followed further submissions from both the prosecution and the defence on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Emma…

NZ’s $15M medical support

THE New Zealand Government through its embassy in Honiara has delivered NZ$3m (SBD$15m) to the country to prepare Gizo and Kilu’ufi hospitals for a possible infiltration of COVID-19. NZ High Commissioner Her Excellency Georgina Roberts during the handing over of the letter of support to the Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers said that…

Surveying of Noah Hill underway

A land surveying company Azimuth Surveys is contracted to undertake a topographical and cadastral survey of Noah Hill community, also known as Nine Ridges above Marble Street in Honiara.  The work has been made possible thanks to funding assistance by the Australian Government to the Ministry of Lands, Housing & Survey.  The work has already…

Manele shares sympathy with NZ 

The government and people of Solomon Islands has expressed heartfelt sympathy to the government and people of New Zealand for the loss it bears as a result of the COVID-19. Foreign Affairs and External Trade Minister Jeremiah Manele extended the condolence yesterday to New Zealand High Commissioner, Her Excellency Georgina Roberts during the presentation of…