$1M FINE FOR CROSS BORDERS

Vessels and small crafts caught crossing the common border between Western Province and Bougainville, Papua New Guinea (PNG) will face a fine of $1million or 20 years imprisonment or both. Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau revealed this at the commissioner’s weekly conference, Thursday. “During this State of Emergency we also understand there are emergency zones…

IQF DECONTAMINATION COMPLETE

Decontamination of Institutional Quarantine Facilities used by quarantined persons for the last few weeks has undergone a thorough decontamination process and is ready for use again. A total of 231 rooms have gone through the process. These include 62 rooms at the GBR, 5 at the National Hosting Authority (old Telekom Recreational Area) 8 at…

Police clarifies Yachts’ case

POLICE have confirmed that the yachts sighted at Liapari, Western Province have been in the country prior to the government’s declaration of the state of emergency in terms of COVID-19. Acting Police Chief Mostyn Mangau said police attended to the report of the yacht sightings at Liapari on Wednesday morning. “There are a number of…

SINU resumption awaits Gov’t’s decision Friday

THE resumption of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) lectures will depend entirely on the Prime Minister’s statement today regarding all schools in the country.  In a statement issued to staff & students yesterday, SINU was supposed to resume lectures by May 4th, 2020 but will also depend on the government statement given the period…

China envoy clarifies COVID-19 test kits

CHINA’S envoy to Solomon Islands has reminded host countries not to stir up unnecessary information in regards to their medical supplies.  Counsellor Yao Ming made this statement on Wednesday when asked about his country’s medical supplies and test kits that were returned by some countries because they were found to be faulty. It’s understood that…

Job opportunities soon in Malaita govt

More job opportunities will be available in the Malaita Provincial Government as the direct result of mass retirement this year.  At the end of this year, 41 provincial workers are expected to retire from work as they are now at their retirement age.  Of the 41 workers expected to retire, 14 have already retired while…

Victim wants to be part of probe

ONE of the victims of the early morning raid at Kukum on Sunday morning has called on the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Professional Standard Internal Investigation (PSII) Unit to also involve him in their investigation. Jeff Kali made the call following denial by police over claims of what the officers have done to…