Wale calls for explanation of Mining Bill

LEADER of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale is questioning the ongoing delay in bringing the proposed Mines and Minerals bill to Parliament. The Opposition Leader pointed out that the current Mines and Minerals Act is said to be obsolete in many respects hence amendments are crucial.   Wale says if one of the underlying objectives of the…

In court with Assumpta

* Extra marital affair case before court * Men convicted of attack, arson at Lambi area* Malaysian national found guilty   Extra marital affair case before court THE defence case on the case of a man accused of psychologically abusing his wife over an extra martial affair will commence this afternoon. The man is facing…

PNG, S.I robust relations

PAPUA New Guinea (PNG) High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands Dr John Balavu says that their bilateral relation with Solomon Islands remains robust as ever since the establishment of formal diplomatic ties on 17th August 1978. He made this sentiment in his speech in Honiara to mark the PNG 45th Independence Anniversary. He said that…

PM: partnership for safe return of students

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has acknowledged our newly established partnership with the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.  The Prime Minister highlighted this during his special nationwide address yesterday, when he also announced six new COVID-19 cases for our students in Philippines, a statement from Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. The latest announcement now brings…

MALAITAN MPS TAKE SUIDANI TO TASK OVER REFERENDUM

MALAITAN Members of Parliament (MPs) have taken Premier Daniel Suidani to task, describing his call for referendum as “unlawful” and that the Premier is not the mandated representative of the people of Malaita. The MPs including senior government ministers have taken a full page advertisement in today’s paper to express their views. The advertisement was…

STOP SPREADING ASSUMPTIONS

‘Philippine repatriation plan not that easy’ By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom, Honiara SECRETARY to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr Jimmy Rodgers call on the social media and the main stream media to stop spreading outrage assumption to incite the public versus the government. He made this profound call after the general public accused the government of neglecting…

Passengers from China trip released

PASSENGERS arriving on the China flight early this month have released on Wednesday. This came they successfully completed their 14-days quarantine with all 3 consecutive COVID-19 tests returned negative.  Meanwhile, the person breaching quarantine protocol is still under quarantine awaiting health advisory and further pursue by police and court as stipulated in the regulation.  

Bodo’s Traffic case still under investigation

INVESTIGATIONS into the traffic accident involving the Member of Parliament for North-West Guadalcanal, Bodo Dettke is still continuing. Mr Dettke ran his vehicle into the fence separating the east and west bound lanes opposite the Honiara Main Market on the early morning hours of August 8th, 2020. According to a statement from Police Media following…

By-election date proposed

BY-elections for Central Honiara and North East Guadalcanal Constituencies are being proposed for Wednesday 18th November, if funds are available. This was highlighted by the Chair of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC) Patterson Oti and the new Chief Electoral Officer Jane Waetara when they updated the Prime Minister during a courtesy visit on Monday 14th…

104 arrived last night

A total of 104 passengers who arrived last night from Brisbane have now settled down in their designated Quarantine Stations to commence 14-days of quarantine. All passengers came with at least 2 negative consecutive COVID-19 test results. A statement from the National Disaster Council (NDC) said that of the total passengers, 8 passengers are returning…