Wale welcomes ‘Health Bill’

THE assurance that the Public Health Emergency Bill (PHEB) will go before parliament at the upcoming meeting has been welcomed by the Leader of the Opposition Matthew Wale. The assurances were made by the Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM) Dr. Jimmy Rodgers and Attorney General John Muria Jr.  Mr. Wale made this comment following…

Gizo market receives sanitation items

THE MANAGEMENT and vendors of Gizo Market are the proud beneficiaries of sanitation supplies received this week. “The sanitation supplies were handed over through the UN-Women Organisation and funded by the Government and people of both Australia and New Zealand. It is a boost to our facility for both vendors and customers,” Market Manager Moffat…

Kwaibala rape suspect nabbed

POLICE in Auki, Malaita Province have arrested the suspect in relation to an alleged rape incident at Kwaibala river. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Inspector Stanley Riolo confirmed this to Solomon Star Auki. “The suspect has been arrested and put on remand and will be appearing in court soon.”  PPC Riolo said the arrest…

No teach, no pay: Manetiva

THE Central Provincial (CP) Premier Stanley Manetiva has called on all CP teachers to return to their respective schools and to begin classes immediately. Schools in CP have been reported to not begin classes since the starting of the academic calendar for this year, 2021. In an interview with this paper, Manetiva said teachers should…

BORDER ALERT

Six local fishermen detained after coming in contact with relatives   SIX local fishermen have been detained and placed in the quarantine center in the Shortlands after coming in direct contact with their traditional relatives from Bougainville this week. As a result, security has been beefed up at the border.  An initial report said the…

Auditor denies supplying info to Ngati 

COUNCILLOR Reginald Ngati for Vura ward fails to provide the right information to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) when he revealed that the Honiara City Council Clerk received a payment of $53,000 for writing a report in response to the Special Investigative Audit Report. Ngati in his closing remarks when he appeared before PAC on…