HMAS Larrakia supports covid-19 response here

ROYAL Australian Navy vessel HMAS Larrakia will arrive in Solomon Islands this week to support the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) COVID-19 response.   Larrakia will conduct maritime surveillance activities in the western border region at the request of the Solomon Islands Government. Commanding Officer of HMAS Larrakia, Lieutenant Commander Dan Lindquist, said the deployment…

Former Mayor, Mamae speaks out

FORMER Honiara City Lord Mayor, Wilson Mamae has clarified himself regarding a detailed report in the media concerning his involvement in the unexplained wealth of council officials published in the media recently. Speaking exclusively to this paper on Friday, Mamae said he wants to set the record straight. The media report stated that the Honiara…

9,000+ VACCINATED SO FAR

MORE than 9,000 people have been vaccinated so far according to data produced as of April 30th 2021. These figures are from people vaccinated in Honiara, Western province, Choiseul province and the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his nationwide address this week said a total of 7,366 have been vaccinated in…

‘HOLD ON, DON’T PANIC’

Council officers in panic as internal Auditors start digging into ‘Sore Report’  INTERNAL auditors are believed to have begun digging into the substance of allegations raised in the report prepared by former Clerk, Rence Sore.  A copy of the report titled, Political Interference in the Management of Honiara City Council: Presenting the case of dissolution…

HCC grants building permit to CCECC

HONIARA City Council (HCC) Lord Mayor, Eddie Siapu has officially handover the HCC building permit to China Civil Engineering and Construction Corporation (CCECC), to build seven sports facilities in the capital for the 2023 Pacific Games. The building permit was received by CCECC Project Manager, Pengfei Huang during the historical ground breaking ceremony, Wednesday. Before…

SI, PRC ties stronger

The historic groundbreaking ceremony to officially begin construction of major sporting infrastructures in Honiara on May 5 has demonstrated the growth of the Solomon Islands-China relations in a short span of time. The state of the art stadium project is one of the important outcomes of the consensus reached by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and…

Drug dealer in Makira probed

POLICE at Kira Kira in Makira Ulawa Province are investigating a 36-year-old male person for being in possession of marijuana. The man was caught on 23 April 2021, a statement issued by Police Media Unit said. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Makira-Ulawa Province Superintendent Peter Sitai said it was alleged that on the 23 April 2021 police…

$37M HELP

Australia delivers $37m Covid-19 support to SOEs’ SOLOMON Airlines and Solomon Water are the beneficiaries of Australia’s latest funding support totalling $37 million, it was announced Thursday. Australia’s High Commissioner, Lachlan Strahan and the Minister of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma signed the funding agreement on Tuesday 4th May, a statement issued by the Australian High…