GOV’T HITS BACK AT NDF ACCUSATIONS

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement wishes to correct the leader of the Parliamentary opposition’s media statement claiming that the Prime Minister’s $200,000 NDF is not for development but for political expediency. This is not true. The NDF was first established by the ROC when they provided these funds for discretionary use by the Prime…

ATTACK CONDEMNED

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has expressed disappointment at several incidents of rock throwing at NRH vehicles and workers including illegal roadblocks in Honiara during the lockdown period. In a statement yesterday MHMS condemns such outrageous and cowardly acts in the highest possible terms. On Sunday night a health land cruiser was…

Gov’t hits out at report

THE Government has described the report published last week with the headline ‘Sogavare `agrees’ to settle claims’ as misleading and inaccurate. Government accused the writer ‘Alfred Sasako’ for the misleading report. “The Government admonishes Alfred Sasako for misleading the nation again, in his article entitled, “Sogavare `agrees’ to settle claims”. “The Government clarifies that the…

Acting IRD chief under spotlight

POLYCARP PAEA – the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Acting) of the Inland Revenue Division [IRD] who has been accused of being involved in the illegal harvesting of bechedemer in Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) is on the radar of law enforcement agencies. A private shipping company has called for Mr. Paea’s “suspension, investigation and termination” in a…

20% of NRH staff not vaccinated

About 20 percent of the National Referral Hospital (NRH) staff are yet to get their vaccination. This was revealed by the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. George Malefoasi during a press conference on Friday. Dr. Malefoasi revealed this when asked by a journalist how many medical staff will be working during…

Senseless stoning

POLICE has recorded a total of five rock-throwing incidents during the first night of the 36 hours lock-down on Sunday 29 August in Honiara. A statement issued by the Police Media Unit said, the five rock-throwing incidents occurred on five different locations in Honiara resulting in the damage of three government vehicles used by the…

Logging landing craft intercepted

POLICE at the Maritime Department who are doing sea patrols during the lockdown have intercepted a landing craft owned by a logging company based in the Western Province. Police Maritime patrols intercepted the landing craft outside of the Solfish area at Lunga at 8:35pm on Sunday night on 29 August 2021, a statement issued by…

Police arrest 20 people last night for breaching lockdown exercise

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) on operation have arrested twenty people during the lockdown exercise last night. COVID-19 Police Operation Commander, Assistant Commissioner (AC) Simpson Pogeava says, “Eighteen suspects were arrested relating to breaching of the lockdown regulations and two suspects arrested relating to kwaso (homebrew) issues.” Commander Pogeava says, “Those…