Suidani cautions gov’t to be transparent 

MALAITA Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani continues to remind the national government and the leaders of the country to be wise and transparent in the use of the funds acquired through loan during this current health crisis. Suidani reminded the government after he acknowledged the Government and people of Japan for the loan of SBD190 million…

AG: emergency health bill on track

WORK on the public emergency health bill is on track and the timeline for the Bill to be submitted to Parliament is on the first week of March, says Attorney-General John Muria (Jnr). Mr. Muria in a statement issued by Prime Minister Press Secretariat said consultations will continue this month and final work on the…

31 Covid-19 tests return negative 

THIRTY-ONE swabs collected in the contact tracing to the latest covid-19 scare in Malaita have all returned negative, according to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services. At the same time, it was revealed that the ministry’s contact tracing team is still trying to establish close contact(s) of the student whose case triggered the activation…

SOPE ends April

  THE current State of Public Emergency (SOPE) is going to end this April. That’s according to Chief of Staff at the Primes Minister Office Robson Djokovic. He was speaking during the talk-back-show over the weekend. “The SOPE will end in April,” he said.  He said the emergency period came into force last year when…

Schools urged not to panic 

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has appealed to schools in East Fataleka, Malaita Province not to panic but remain calm. This follows news that a student who tested positive but later turned negative for COVID-19 spent the holiday in East Fataleka over the festive break. Deputy Secretary at MEHRD James Bosamata…

Minister thanks Japan

MINISTER for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government expressed his appreciation towards the Japanese Government describing it as a deep friendship between the two countries. His sentiments were made before he signed the Exchange of Notes with the Japanese Ambassador to the Solomon Islands His Excellency (H.E)…

In Court with Assumpta

* Alleged fraudster’s trial to commence March* 14 months for trying to stab security officer* Sentence next for three-tonne driver Alleged fraudster’s trial to commence March   HEARING of evidence into the case of a man accused of faking his own death and obtaining $76,000 from a local pharmacist in Honiara will commence next month.…

US$5m for COVID

The World Bank has approved a US$5 million (SBD$40m)emergency project for Solomon Islands to support the country’s COVID-19 preparedness and response while also strengthening critical health systems.  The nation-wide project will provide immediate assistance that is designed to complement activities supported by other development partners, a statement from World Bank said. The project will support…