Late Sir Paul to Lay In-State

AN ‘Official’ funeral will be accorded to the body of the late Statesman, Sir Paul Joseph Tovua, KCMG, OBE, and CSI, one of the founding fathers of the country, Tuesday. A statement issued by the Government Communication Unit said, yesterday the body of Late Sir Tovua will be transported from the mortuary at the National…

Students terminated

A GOOD number of continuing government-sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) campus in Laucala, Suva, Fiji have been terminated. This was for failing all their four units in the second semester of 2020. Director of Training under the Solomon Islands Tertiary Education Skills Authority (SITESA) within the Ministry of Education…

Communities affected by floods

Communities along Kwaiafa River in ward 3 of West kwara’ae in Malaita have been affected by flash floods last week. The rainy weather has impacted the daily lives and work activities of the community residents. Reports reaching the paper said flash flooding has denied the villagers from accessing roads to their gardens and workplaces. The…

Our molecular lab is of high standard: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured the public that the standards and quality controls implemented by our molecular laboratory are of the highest standard.  The Prime Minister said it has been verified by the World Health Organization and our Reference Laboratories in Australia. “I am informed there are some anxieties expressed in social media platforms…

More Kava revolution trainings planned

THE Malaita Provincial Youth Office believes that involving more youths in Kava farming will help them to be self-reliant and improve their standard of living.  Head of Malaita Youth Office, Frank Samo told this paper on Friday that his office will continue to push the Kava revolution training for 27 Wards in Malaita this year. He…

Community relocate leatherback turtles’ eggs to hatchery site 

COMMUNITIES on the southern weather coast of Rendova in Western Province have relocated leatherback turtle eggs from their beaches that are vulnerable to the extreme weather events currently affecting the country. These beaches represent the largest leatherback turtle nesting beaches in Western Province. Speaking to this paper Alec Hughes, Program Manager for Wildlife Conservation Society…

Auki shops complying with laws

THE Malaita Provincial Food and Hygiene Division is pleased that few shop operators in Auki have started to cooperate with the regulations imposed on them. Provincial Food & Hygiene officer Mercy Nunua has acknowledged the operators who are now collaborating with the laws. Ms. Nunua said, “such feedback has reflected a good start of working…

HIGH-RISK FLIGHT 

Government rates Feb 7 Charter as high risk THE Next high-risk flight is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. This was revealed by the Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers during a radio talk-back show on Sunday. He said this repatriation flight is covered under the approval of the cabinet last year and is labeled…

Gov’t yet to respond to eviction notice

POLICE and other government stakeholders are yet to respond to the eviction notice served on them for the police to move out from the Hell’s Point land at Henderson. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau at his weekly press conference, Thursday told reporters that they are still working closely with other stakeholders within the government machinery and…