NO NEW COVID CASES

• Central Field Hospital now empty • PM hopes it stays that way   NO additional COVID-19 positive cases were registered as total cases for Solomon Island still remain at 18, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says yesterday. An elated Sogavare informed the nation that all 18 cases are now negative for COVID-19 and were released.…

SORE DISAPPOINTS PAC

Hearing reveals that HCC Clerk acted on his own to make decisions for the council   THE Honiara City Council (HCC) Clerk, Rence Sore has disappointed members of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) after last week’s inquiry discovered that his administrative role at the Council did not reflect his capabilities as an experienced public servant.…

BIG LOSS

COVID affects tourism & aviation, holiday deal launched   THE country lost more than $350million in revenue from overseas visitors last year due to international border closure. This was highlighted by Fiona Teama, Head of Marketing and Sales at Tourism Solomons on Sunday during a panel discussion. The discussion which was aired live over the…

 PM’s OFFICE TIGHT-LIPPED

……. on Djokovic’s high court ruling The Office of the Prime Minister is keeping its silence on the impact of the ruling by the High Court on Friday, which has literarily stripped the Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff, Robson Djokovic of his citizenship. Djokovic, who has announced through his lawyer he would appeal the decision,…

Gov’t needs SBD$11m to activate CT scan 

The government through the Ministry of Health & Medical Services (MHMS) will need another SBD$11 million dollars before the Computer Tomography (CT) scan at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) is operational, it was revealed. This was heard when the Parliamentary Health and Medical Services Committee (HMSC), Chaired by Parliamentarian, Charles Sigoto held discussions with key…

HMAS Maitland is here

Royal Australian Navy vessel HMAS Maitland is in Solomon Islands to support regional fisheries operations and Solomon Islands’ maritime and border security efforts.  As part of Australia and Solomon Islands security partnership, and at the request of the Solomon Islands Government, HMAS Maitland will conduct maritime surveillance support as Solomon Islands prepares to receive its…

Damaged Dala Bridge to be fixed 

The damaged Dala Bridge in West Kwara’ae will be fixed soon, says the Ministry of Infrastructure Development. This was possible after the Malaita Provincial Secretary (PS), Fredrick Fa’abasua discussed with the Ministry last week. It was reported that the Dala Bridge continues to cause hiccups to the travelling passengers of the North and East Road…