MISSING ‘MONEY’ PROBED

Call for query into undeposited cash payments SACKED Chairman for Finance at the Honiara City Council (HCC) Billy Abae has called on authorities to investigate unaccounted revenue collected for the sale of fire extinguishers by the Honiara City Council (HCC). In a letter to the media, Councillor (Cr) Abae said since starting employment with City…

Stranded locals overseas to be repatriated soon

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says once the testing capabilities for COVID-19 are established and ready for use in the country which is on schedule to be operational next week, the government will proceed to execute its repatriation plan for stranded citizens overseas. Speaking at his weekly national address last Friday, Sogavare said those citizens were…

Guadalcanal, West schools to resume classes

SECRETARY to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers says next week will be a busy week for education as most schools will get back to their normalities. Dr. Rodgers made the statement during Sunday’s talkback show on SIBC. He said following the recent declaration for all schools outside of the emergency zones to y reopened this…

Ministry accused of nepotism on airport contracts

THE Ministry of Communications & Aviation (MCA) is being accused of nepotism when awarding contracts to do maintenance around the Honiara International Airport vicinity. A concerned youth group from East Honiara raised the concern after receiving reports from within the ministry that the contracts were being given to the same people over the passing years.…

NO PPE, NO WORK

• Medics need PPE gears, says Dr. Kako• Malaita yet to receive donated medical kits  By WILSON SAENI In Auki WE will not attend any COVID-19 suspected case in Malaita Province if we do not have protective gear, says Malaita Provincial Health Director Dr. Henry Kako. Dr. Kako made this clear in a meeting with concerned…

Gina wants shipping liner halted

The Premier of the Western Province (WP) David Lani Gina has expressed big disappointment over why responsible authorities has seen it right to allow a Maesrk Container liner, Conship-Way  to dock at Noro port amid ongoing  concern over the global COVID -19 pandemic. The ship arriving in Noro last week has already created fear among the…

Prime Minister’s nation-wide address

This is the speech by the Solomon Islands’ Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, delivered on Friday, 1st of May, 2020.   Introduction Fellow Solomon Islanders, it is an honour to stand before you once again, to update you on the current situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused great distress throughout the world.  Since the…

Govt clarifies vessel issue

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) wishes to clarify to the public that the MV Worship Light entry into the country did not breach any COVID-19 measures. The OPMC confirms that the MV Worship Light with regards to COVID-19 entry protocols was fully compliant.  With regards to the Standard Operating Procedure, all…

MUP gov’t leads Kirakira clean-up

Makira Ulawa Provincial Government has spearheaded two days of clean-up of Kirakira, the provincial capital last week. The clean up days, April 28 and 29 was the result of an earlier call by a school teacher from FM Campbell School for the provincial government to set aside a day or two to clean up the…