KGVI School to be used for Quarantine: Rodie

The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education has confirmed that King George Sixth School will be used as a Quarantine Center for suspected coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.   Dr Franco Rodie confirmed this when asked if King George Sixth School will be used for quarantine center to those travelling in the country. “The King George Sixth…

Malaita passes $33m budget

Malaita Provincial Government has passed 2020-2021 budgets of $33,976,285 on the floor of the Malaita Provincial Assembly last Thursday.  Speaking to the Sunday Star, Malaita Province Deputy Premier and acting Minister of Finance Randol Sifoni confirmed that the Malaita Provincial Assembly has successfully passed the 2020-2021 annual provincial budgets. However, the budget is less of…

Gov’t to evacuate students

Pending formal approval from the cabinet: Rodie By ESTHER NURIA    The Ministry of Education & Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has revealed its plans for students studying overseas in the fight against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global outbreak.  Permanent Secretary (PS) Dr. Franco Rodie told local Journalists in a Press Conference last Friday that his ministry…

Petition against Tran dismissed

WEST Honiara MP Namson Tran and his constituents are now celebrating after the news to withdraw the petition against him was conveyed through their lawyer, Thursday. West Honiara Constituency Officer and spokesman for Tran Brian Taupiri told the Solomon Star the news brought relief to Tran. The petitioner was former Attorney General James Apaniai who…

Suidani vows to commit resources to save lives 

THE MARA led government is prepared to commit resources to save lives with the limited resources at hand should the deadly coronavirus reaches the shores of Malaita Province. Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani made the statement in the light of the threat posed by coronavirus after the World Health Organization declared it as a pandemic.…

Air Niugini, Virgin announce suspension

TWO airlines operating services into Honiara will temporarily suspend their international services into Honiara towards the end of this week. In a statement, agents for the two airlines Guadalcanal Travel Solomons (GTS) said Virgin Australia made its final service from Brisbane to Honiara and return Thursday. Virgin Australia Group made the decision in response to the…

Selwyn students safe to return: EA

STUDENTS studying at the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) owned Selwyn College in West Guadalcanal are safe to return to the school, the Church’s Education authority has confirmed. This was possible after the authority assessed the damages caused by last week’s heavy rain and flooding which forced the students to be evacuated. The authority has…

MARA recognises chiefs, leaders

MARA government recognizes the contributions from tribal chiefs and community leaders who hold authority within the community and over their resources.  Premier Daniel Suidani said these groups of people are significant and must be consulted and invited to be part of his government decision-making process and development.  He said these people have power over land…