PM applaud our women

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has commended all the women of Solomon Islands for their important roles in nation-building as they celebrate the 2021 International Women’s Day (IDA). Monday. In his fortnightly nationwide address statement, Sogavare said, the women of Solomon Islands contribute a great deal to the social, economic, cultural, and political developments in…

In Court with Assumpta

* One link Pacifica appealed magistrate’s bail ruling * Bail granted to 3 alleged gold robbers* Court dismisses Myanmar national’s application to be released One link Pacifica appealed magistrate’s bail ruling     One Link Pacifica director, Gerrad Tauohu had filed his appeal at the High Court against a magistrate’s ruling regarding his bail application that…

Gizo primary resumes classes for higher grades

GIZO Primary School in Western Province has resumed classes for grades 4, 5, and 6 last week. Their normal classes resumed on Thursday after approval was issued by the Western Provincial Health Environment Department. The school administration last week issued a public notice to all the parents and guardians in Gizo Town. Junior classes from…

Women urged to build strong network

HONIARA City Clerk Rence Sore encourages rural women to build a stronger network with stakeholders, government sectors, NGOs, and many more. He believes that if women build networks with these sectors it would promote their agendas.  He was speaking at the International Women’s Day celebration held at the Museum Auditorium, Monday.  “May I encourage you…

Biosecurity land sold

A piece of land that housed the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock’s (MAL) Biosecurity incinerator at Ranadi, East of Honiara has been sold off Honiara City Council (HCC) to an Asian without the ministry’s consent.  Having discovered the deal, MAL in a statement yesterday condemned the action in its strongest term. MAL found out that…

NO NEW COVID CASES

• Central Field Hospital now empty • PM hopes it stays that way   NO additional COVID-19 positive cases were registered as total cases for Solomon Island still remain at 18, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says yesterday. An elated Sogavare informed the nation that all 18 cases are now negative for COVID-19 and were released.…

SORE DISAPPOINTS PAC

Hearing reveals that HCC Clerk acted on his own to make decisions for the council   THE Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk, Rence Sore has disappointed members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after last week’s inquiry discovered that his administrative role at the Council did not reflect his capabilities as an experienced public servant.…

BIG LOSS

COVID affects tourism & aviation, holiday deal launched   THE country lost more than $350million in revenue from overseas visitors last year due to international border closure. This was highlighted by Fiona Teama, Head of Marketing and Sales at Tourism Solomons on Sunday during a panel discussion. The discussion which was aired live over the…

 PM’s OFFICE TIGHT-LIPPED

……. on Djokovic’s high court ruling The Office of the Prime Minister is keeping its silence on the impact of the ruling by the High Court on Friday, which has literarily stripped the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Robson Djokovic of his citizenship. Djokovic, who has announced through his lawyer he would appeal the decision,…

Malaita Chief wants east Road fixed 

A concerned chief in Malaita has called on responsible authorities to fix the east road as soon as possible. The road is badly damaged by the bad weather that is currently hitting the Solomon Islands. Chief John Tori of Fouba village said Aluta, Koiabu, and Koare roads are the areas that are badly damaged at…