ADB PRESIDENT, SI FINANCE MINISTER DISCUSS SUPPORT FOR COVID-19 RESPONSE

 ASIAN Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa and Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and Treasury and ADB Governor Harry Kuma today discussed how ADB can continue to support the country as it addresses the health risks and economic fallout from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. “Solomon Islands must be commended for their early, proactive efforts…

Australia delivers 25,000 essential PPE to Solomon Islands 

AUSTRALIA has provided Solomon Islands with 25,000 much-needed medical gowns, an essential component of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). The gowns are enabling medical officers and government officials to safely conduct COVID-19 quarantine procedures. Proper PPE has been vital in Solomon Islands’ efforts to contain and prevent any spread of coronavirus, particularly when hundreds of…

ACoM plans for COVID-19

ARCHBISHOP Leonard Dawea said that ACoM’s plan is subjected to change as the national environment regarding the COVID-19 pandemic evolves.  Archbishop Leonard Dawea highlighted this during his 42nd Independence Anniversary speech on Tuesday 7 July at St. Barnabas Cathedral.  Archbishop said following the declaration by the WHO of the COVID-19 as a global pandemic and…

Djokovic’s Citizenship Case before DPP

THE file containing evidences of alleged breach of electoral act against Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s Chief of Staff Robson Djokovic is now with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP). Acting Police Commissioner Ian Vaevaso confirmed this to reporters at the commissioner’s weekly conference on Thursday. “I can confirm that the case file…

Fire causes big loss for CAASI  

VERY important files and information of all aircraft, pilots, and airport certificates were lost during the early morning blaze on Tuesday. This was when the Civil Aviation Authority of Solomon Islands (CAASI) office at Henderson, East Honiara was razed to the ground. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Communication & Civil Aviation Moses Virovolomo,…