NO VISION, PLAN

SOLOMON Islands need a clear vision and sound economic strategy to create opportunities and jobs in the country. This sentiment was echoed by the Leader of the Opposition Mathew Wale during his remarks on Friday to celebrate Malaita’s Second Appointed Day celebrations in Auki, Malaita Province. “More than four decades on, the country still lacks…

Malaita day celebrated in Honiara

MALAITANS living in Honiara celebrated in style yesterday at the National Museum to commemorate Malaita Province 37th Second Appointed Day. The one-day event started with a parade from Honiara City Council (HCC) area to the National Museum where the day’s activities unfolded. Malaita Province Premier Daniel Suidani who was the guest at the occasion also…

More quarantine stations planned

AS the focus is now shifting to the western border, the national government is looking at building more quarantine stations in Western and Choiseul Provinces. Speaking at the weekly talk-back show on Sunday, Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rogers said this has already been confirmed by the Camp Management Committee and Ministry of…

Border surveillance tight

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force’s (RSIPF) presence at the border has increased to 73 officers from 58 to patrol and police the international border between the Solomon Islands and Bougainville in Papua New Guinea (PNG). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said in his weekly nationwide address yesterday. He said that having a positive case in…

Chicks’ charter 

A SOLOMON Airlines yesterday operated a charter service into Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) loaded with day-old chicks. Robert Iroga from SBM Online quoted Airlines Acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Bill Tyson that the service was on charter to airlift day old chicken from New Zealand to PNG. The clarification came after a photo…

‘Border at risk, not China’

PM says China not COVID-19 risk than our border By ANDREW FANASIA THE greatest risk of COVID-19 transmission is through the western border of our own country and not from the proposed flight from China. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this statement on Monday during his weekly nationwide address. Mr. Sogavare highlighted this following widespread criticism over…

MPs unite to celebrate day

Members of Parliament (MP) from both the government and Opposition side unite to celebrate the Malaita second appointed day in Auki, Malaita Province on Friday. The Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga led a strong government delegation of about 12 MPs to attend the event. They included eight ministers and four backbenchers.  The government delegation made…

MASS REPATRIATION

THREE repatriation flights to bring home students studying in the Philippines are all set for next month. That’s according to Deputy Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) James Bosamata. Speaking at the weekly talk-back show on Sunday Bosamata said the dates for those repatriation flights include the 15th of September, 18th…