TWO MORE COVID CASES

TWO additional COVID cases involving local students studying in the Philippines have been confirmed. This now brings the total to 14 students who have now contracted the virus. This was announced by Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare yesterday during his nation-wide address on Monday.    “The Oversight Committee has been advised that there have been…

PM welcomes China’s envoy

‘PRC embassy will bolsters SINO relationship’ By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare officially welcomes the first ambassador of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Li Ming with a firm belief that their new embassy is a step forward for the Solomon Islands. Sogavare made these sentiments…

BLAST KILLS EXPATS

TWO foreign nationals have lost their lives during an accident last night at their private rented home in Tasahe, West Honiara. The duo – a British and an Australian national died when an Unexploded Ordinance (UXO) they were working on with went off between 7.30 pm and 8 pm last night. reports reaching the paper…

Miners eye SI

MINING companies are tussling to get their hands on the lucrative mineral resources of the country despite oppositions indigenous landowners. The opposition to mining is nowhere more marked than in the Choiseul Province. Recently, the Forum Against Mining on Choiseul (FAMOC) has come out strongly in the media against mining in the province. On Monday…

Gold Ridge Mining Limited donates to schools

The ownership of Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) consists of Wanguo International Mining Group (70 percent), AXF Resources (20 percent) and Gold Ridge Landowners through the investment company Goldridge Communities Investment Ltd (GCIL) (10 percent).  This ownership structure, with landowners having equity in the project and representation on the Board of GRML, means that the…

SI-China relation reaches one year

SOLOMON Islands and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) as of today celebrated a year of diplomatic relationship since the switch of ties from Taiwan in September of last year, 2019. It was understood that the Sogavare led government’s decision to push a long time friend; Republic of China-Taiwan (ROC) out the door in favour…

Youths have high chance in COVID recovery

Most young people that are infected with COVID 19 and are asymptomatic [do not show any symptoms or signs of illness] have a high chance of making full recovery without even being sick. Between 50%- 70% will remain asymptomatic or only have trivial symptoms such as sore throat and headache. University of Queensland Professor, Ian…

IS MALAITA PUNISHED?

Allegations of unfair distribution of ESP benefits   There are claims that Malaita Province may have been targeted in the distribution of benefits from the Government’s $320 million Economic Stimulus Package (ESP). “I have been told by the ESP Screening Committee that local cocoa and copra producers from Malaita Province who applied for assistance will…

Gov’t prioritizes national safety

Regardless of the onslaught of criticisms and bad press, the Government remains focused on its number one priority which is to keep the country and people safe from COVID 19. Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare made the assurance on Monday this week in his weekly nationwide address. Sogavare said few people and organizations continue to criticize…