PROTEST ON HOLD

THE proposed sit-in protest by 500 members of the Solomon Islands Nurse Association (SINA) scheduled for this morning has been called off after authorities turned down the request. SINA General Secretary Steven Maitani in a statement last night issued the decision to call off the peaceful protest. The protest is over the delays to the…

Gizo market to close for weekend clean-up

Gizo Market in Western Province will be closed for business this weekend for another general clean inside the marketing area. That’s according to the Gizo Market Manager Moffat Maeta during a notice issued to the public.  The closure will happen on 31st October and 1st of November which will be this coming Saturday and Sunday…

NEW LANDS CHIEF

THE country now has a new Commissioner of Lands within the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey after more than two years. He is Alan McNeil who formally received his appointment contract effective 17th September 2020. He will look after the office for the next three years. Mr. McNeil originally from Scotland, United Kingdom (UK) …

Dr Rogers: COVID machines reliable 

SECRETARY to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rodgers assured the nation that the COVID-19 test machines are reliable and complement each other when testing for the COVID-19 virus. The assurance was given following doubts over the inconsistency of the COVID-19 test results of the first four cases. It was understood that the Solomon Islands…

MPA wants discretionary fund considered

MALAITA Provincial Member forward 14 David Solo Baerara proposes that all Members of the Provincial Assembly (MPA) should be entitled to discretionary fund allocation in the 2020/2021 period. He made the proposal when he contributed to the sine die motion on the floor of the Malaita Provincial Assembly last week.   Mr. Baerara said MPA deserves…

FRONT-LINERS UNEASY

Still waiting for outstanding allowances By ANDREW FANASIA & MOFFAT MAMUNewsroom, Honiara Front-line officers claimed they are still waiting for their allowance since September and it’s becoming uneasy for them. In an exclusive interview with this paper via phone, a reliable source within the front-liners said they have put in a number of submissions on…