NRH RESTRICTS VISITORS TO HOSPITAL

National Referral Hospital (NRH) is implementing special emergency measures to respond to the threat of the new Coronavirus (COVID–19). Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr. John Hue said all non-urgent clinics and Hospital services are suspended until further notice. Under the NRH Infection and Prevention Control (IPC) protocol, there is an urgent need to control the movement…

‘Shut us out’ 

A HONIARA resident has urged relevant authorities including the national government to completely close off all international airports and seaports in light of the growing threat from the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19).  Kemuel Mauta stated COVID-19 is a global threat thus the government, relevant authorities and other stakeholders should not just limit international flights and ships…

Clarification on returning Philippines students  

ONLY five local students studying in the Philippines arrived in the Solomon Islands on Tuesday.  Aurthur Mola Solomon Islands Philippines Students Association (SIPSA) President said this following reports in the Island Sun newspaper that said 20 students from the Philippines returned to the country this week.  “To be honest that information is misleading. From my…

Police warns against wired rumours 

POLICE will be taking action against anyone that posts false information about the coronavirus or COVID-19 on social media. The warning came as Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said they are investigating a report of people giving out false information on social media. “So far no arrest has been made but we are working on…

GOV’T STEP-UP AGAINST VIRUS

PM unveils new measures By ESTHER NURIA SCHOOLS in Honiara and Guadalcanal will take an early holiday starting today as the government announced new measures against the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare announced the raft of measures in a national address to the nation last night in the wake of the imminent threat…

Let’s not forget about West Papua

Wale meets with ULMWP rep, reiterates the need for Indonesia to allow for UN Human Rights Commissioner into West Papua The Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale on Thursday met with the Spokesperson for the United Liberation Movement for West Papua (ULMWP) Mr. Jacob Rumbiak.  Mr. Rumbiak updated Hon. Wale on the human rights situation in…

PM DCGA recognises need to engage resource owners

The National Government recognises the need to engage our resource owners in any investment and economic activities on their land.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare highlighted this during his response to the Governor General’s Speech from the Throne, this week, a statement from Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. As such, the Prime Minister said the Government…