Gilbert Camp’s crime free initiative

GILBERT Camp, once rated as a hotspot for unlawful activities in Honiara, is changing its image for the better following the implementation of G-Camp Community Policing in July. G-Camp Community Policing Taskforce chairman Clement Oikali said since the establishment of community policing all eight zones that made up Gilbert Camp are manned by the taskforce. …

PM congratulates the two new elected MPs

PRIME Minister Manasseh on Monday officially welcomed the two new elected Members of Parliament after their victory during the recent bye-elections. The two new MPs are Honourable Ethel Vokia of North East Guadalcanal Constituency and Honourable Alfred Efona of Central Honiara Constituency. “I would like to join the many thousands of citizens around the country on…

Teachers’ travel allowance paid

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) has started releasing traveling allowances for all its teachers as of last week. Permanent Secretary Dr. Franco Rodie confirmed this during Sunday’s Talkback Show.  Dr. Rodie said he was informed by his officers responsible that payments of some education authorities have already been made and others…

NEW MP STARTS WORK

Delivery of projects for North East Guadalcanal Constituency is now underway. This followed the successful election of Ethel Vokia as the new Member of Parliament (MP) for the constituency. Three days after being elected she wasted no time in handing over three new outboard motors (OBM) and ray-boats to her constituency in her first public…

Panadol shortage hits Gizo hospital

GIZO Hospital patients prescribed to take Panadol are told to buy the medicine from shops in Gizo Town due to a shortage of panadol at the hospital’s pharmacy. Director of Health and Medical Services at Gizo Hospital Dr. Dickson Boara said they are still waiting for a new shipment of medical supplies from Honiara. However,…

PM hits out at ‘FB’ critics

Freedom of expression is intact By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara   PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare affirmed in Parliament that the suspension of Facebook (FB) in the country will no way silence the freedom of expression enshrined in our National Constitution. Mr. Sogavare made his statement in parliament to clarify his government’s intention to temporarily close the…

Call to address Noro dumpsite

  MEMBERS of the public in Noro town, Western Province have expressed their concern at the state of the dumpsite and ask that it be addressed timely. Noro town being an industrial district in the Western province has around four thousand people according to the recent election registration data taken in 2019. The population data…

Concerns raised over UK cases

Health authorities have raised a new concern in relation to the virulence of the COVID-19 strain that came in from the United Kingdom. The soccer players have now been in the country for 4 weeks. However, unlike the cases that came from the Philippines and Korea that converted to negative within 2-3 weeks, the strain…

Graduates from SIG Quarantine Stations

A total of sixty (60) persons have graduated from different SIG Quarantine Stations after completing their mandatory quarantined periods last week. National Emergency Operation Centre, NEOC, confirmed that out of the total number released, fifty-two (52) persons graduated from the Chengs Quarantine Station on Friday 20th November 2020. The persons have undergone the required number…

Tuna town to host West 2nd appointed day

THE tuna town of Noro, New Georgia, Western Province will stage the province’s 37th Second Appointed Day celebration on Monday 7th December 2020. The celebration will be featured along with the opening of the Roviana Lagoon Festival in Munda on the same day.   Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare will be the special guest invited to…