Teachers arrested for consuming kwaso in public

Two teachers have been arrested for allegedly consuming alcohol in public during their payday last week. Acting Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Inspector Michael Ramosaea confirmed the arrest to Solomon Star Auki. He said two teachers were also in possession of kwaso during the time of the arrest. PPC Ramosaea said the arrest…

SIG Scholarship closes on 31st January 

  SOLOMON Islands Scholarship will be closed on 31st January. This was according to James Bosamata, Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education. He was speaking at the first National Talkback Show at the SIBC on Sunday. “Two more weeks left for you to apply because SIG Scholarship will close at 12 Midnight on 31st…

ONLY ONE POSITIVE

THE country has now recorded only one active COVID-19 positive case. This was announced by Dr. Gregory Jilini, Deputy Secretary for Health Care at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services during the first Sunday talk-back show for 2021 over the national broadcaster yesterday. In his update, Dr. Jilini said, since the transfer of the…

ESP fund intact

THE Government through the Ministry of Finance has assured the public that funds under the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) are still available and payouts for the remaining recipients will continue. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Finance and Chairman of the ESP Committee McKinnie Dentana made the assurance yesterday in response to media reports…

New Gizo betelnut market takes shape

THE newly built betel-nut market for Gizo, Western Province is progressing well with only final touches needed before it will open for vendors and the public. The CAUSE (Community Access Urban Sustainability Enhancement) Project under the World Bank is constructing the new market.   It is located at Banana Valley. According to the CAUSE Project Manager,…