Police supports health ministry in lockdown 

POLICE is urging all communities with the Honiara Emergency Zone to adhere to health protocols to protect our families as responsible authorities work to manage the transmission of COVID-19 in Honiara. Deputy Commissioner Operations Juanita Matanga made this statement last night when announcing the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force lockdown operation in Honiara. Ms Matanga…

SIMA ill-equipped, needs support

SOLOMON Islands Maritime Authority (SIMA) says they don’t have appropriate equipment to conduct search and rescue operations in the country. Therefore, it calls on the government to look serious into this matter and equip SIMA with the right assets for sea rescue operations. SIMA Director Thierry Nervale said one of their jobs is to conduct…

Chinatown clean-up begins

The Honiara City Council (HCC) with the national Government on Tuesday commenced cleaning up of locations destroyed following November’s rioting, looting and burning. The disaster waste clean-up is part of the HCC’s overall response under the unrest’s disaster clean-up plan for 2021. The joint clean-up effort was developed by the HCC, National Disaster Management Office…

Honiara on lockdown

HONIARA emergency zone boundary that is currently in lockdown is from Alligator Creek in the east to Poha in the west of Honiara. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister tonight said this zone will be in lockdown for 60 hours effective 6pm this evening to 6am Saturday 22nd January 2022. Cabinet endorsed…

RSIPF officers promoted to senior ranks  

42 officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have been promoted to different supervising positions within the force during a brief ceremony at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara yesterday 18 January 2022. Among the total promoted officers, seven were females. Speaking at the ceremony, Commissioner Mostyn Mangau congratulate the officers and told…

International flights suspended

SERVICES for all international flights are now suspended until further notice. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said only humanitarian cargo flights will continue. Mr Sogavare said the suspension of all international flights is to help the health and camp management teams redirect their efforts to manage an increase of COVID-19 cases due to local community transmission.…

LOCKDOWN LOOMING FOR HONIARA!

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says all official work should cease no later than 12 midday on Wednesday, 19th of January 2022. In a special address on the COVID-19 situation in the country this morning, Mr Sogavare said this is to allow people to buy food to last for at least three days. “In anticipation of…