St. Barnabas stage independence day celebration 

ANGLICAN Church of Melanesia’s St Barnabas Provincial Cathedral Parish on Tuesday celebrated the country’s 42nd independence anniversary. The event that was held at St Barnabas Cathedral compound in Honiara and was the first of its kind. The event was held following the postponement of this year’s independence celebrations due to COVID-19. Each year the country…

Malaita donates 5000 facemasks 

THE Malaita Provincial Government has donated 5000 face-masks to the Malaita Provincial Health Authority early this week.  Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani donated the facemasks to the Provincial Health Director Dr. Henry Kako during a brief ceremony held at the premier’s office in Auki on Monday.  Speaking during handing over of the masks Premier Suidani…

100 MORE REPATRIATED

SOLOMON Airlines is operating a further repatriation flight today Wednesday 8 July bringing Solomon Islands citizens home from Australia and New Zealand via the airline’s Brisbane gateway as well as foreign nationals approved by the Solomon Islands Prime Minister’s Office. Flight IE684 will depart Brisbane at 1 pm arriving in Honiara at 5.15 pm carrying…

Kosui calls for fairness

FORMER Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Commerce George Kosui says that Police must seriously investigate Djokovic’s traffic accident case. Mr. Kosui made the call following Djokovic’s involvement in the traffic accident on Saturday last week. He alleged that he was a victim of such an accident.  “I was terminated from employment because I…

In Court with Assumpta

Man accused of stabbing wife to know fate next Possible plea on firearm case Update on assault, murder case Lambi arson case for trial in August  Man accused of stabbing wife to know fate next THE man accused of stabbing his estranged wife’s leg with a knife in 2018 will finally know his fate on…

US govt congratulates SI

THE United States Government has congratulated the government and people of Solomon Islands on its 42nd independence anniversary celebration. In a statement on Tuesday the US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo said: “on behalf of the government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of Solomon Islands as you celebrate your National Day on July…

SINU ROW TO TDP 

University staff, students asked to resume work, classes By ESTHER NURIA  THE impasse between the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) staff and the vice-chancellor is now before the Trade Dispute Panel (TDP) for further deliberation. This was confirmed by the university’s communication office yesterday when announcing that all lectures will resume as of this morning.…

Malaitans help foot court bill

Like-minded and courageous Malaitans have stepped forward and assisted the Malaita Provincial Government with finance to pay for its court case. Malaita Province has gone to the court to challenge the action taken by police to confiscate the medical equipment intended for Malaita. Following the confiscation of the medical equipment, the Malaita Provincial Government and…

RSIPF: celebrate independence peacefully 

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) calls on members of the public in Honiara and throughout the country to celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Solomon Islands independence in a peaceful manner with respect for each other and our laws. The Solomon Islands Government has cancelled the normal official anniversary of independence celebrations in Honiara…