Australia delivers 25,000 essential PPE to Solomon Islands 

AUSTRALIA has provided Solomon Islands with 25,000 much-needed medical gowns, an essential component of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The gowns are enabling medical officers and government officials to safely conduct COVID-19 quarantine procedures. Proper PPE has been vital in Solomon Islands’ efforts to contain and prevent any spread of coronavirus, particularly when hundreds of…

SOLOMON PORTS COMMISIONS NEW HABOUR PATROL UNIT

  SOLOMON Ports this week established its first ever Habour Patrol Division, along with commissioning of a new patrol boat at the Point Cruz Harbor Patrol Base. The ceremony coincided with the commission of the Unity Square flagpole, with the Prime Minister officially commissioning the new boat. Solomon Ports is the first port in the…

ACoM plans for COVID-19

ARCHBISHOP Leonard Dawea said that ACoM’s plan is subjected to change as the national environment regarding the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.  Archbishop Leonard Dawea highlighted this during his 42nd Independence Anniversary speech on Tuesday 7 July at St. Barnabas Cathedral.  Archbishop said following the declaration by the WHO of the COVID-19 as a global pandemic and…

Djokovic’s Citizenship Case before DPP

THE file containing evidences of alleged breach of electoral act against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic is now with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). Acting Police Commissioner Ian Vaevaso confirmed this to reporters at the commissioner’s weekly conference on Thursday. “I can confirm that the case file…

Fire causes big loss for CAASI  

VERY important files and information of all aircraft, pilots, and airport certificates were lost during the early morning blaze on Tuesday. This was when the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) office at Henderson, East Honiara was razed to the ground. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication & Civil Aviation Moses Virovolomo,…

HCC addresses clothe vendors’s fee  

LOCAL clothing vendors at the Honiara Central Market on Thursday met with the Honiara City Council (HCC) executive to raise their concern about the way fees are being charged. The vendors met City Clerk Rence Sore during a round table discussion to share their concerns about the changes in fee charges. The new charges were imposed…

ESP awareness for Malaita’s existing operators

A Team from the government will be departing for Auki today to raise awareness on the Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) for targeted groups in the 14 constituencies of Malaita Province. The team will be led by the Deputy Prime Minister who is also Minister of Infrastructure and Development (MID) Manasseh Maelanga and Malaita MP’s and…

Makira man unhappy with 10 cents carve design

A CONCERNED Makira man has voiced his disappointment over the design of the 10 cents carved outpost that was erected at the newly launched Ports Authority ‘Unity Square’ in Honiara. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogvare officially unveiled the iconic square early this week. Ian Davidson Mwanerafata told the Solomon Star although he was very pleased with the…

More jobs in the making

THE Government expects to create about 3000 jobs from the Bina Harbour tuna processing plant project when the operation swings into action in Malaita.  That’s according to the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resource (MFMR) Permanent Secretary Christian Ramofafia. “The Bina project is a big undertaking for the government of the day,” he said.  Speaking…

DJOKOVIC CHARGED

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic has been arrested and charged for the traffic accident. This followed an accident involving a government Hilux over the weekend near the Iron Bottom Sound Hotel in Rove, West Honiara. A press statement from the police media unit confirmed that Djokovic is being charged with one…