PM UPSET, WARNS FIRMS

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has warned that private or commercial companies that undermines the safety and security of this country will be dealt with. The PM made this statement during his nationwide address on Monday following reports that several private and commercial companies are coordinating chartered flights and shipping vessels without the approval of…

2nd AstraZeneca batch arrive soon

The second batch of AstraZeneca is expected to arrive in the country next month. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Pauline McNeil announced this during the fortnightly talk-back show, Sunday. She said according to the country’s donor partners the vaccine are expected to arrive next month, and that is the second…

MORE UXO DISCOVERED

MORE than 30 unexploded ordinances (UXO) have been retrieved from Okwala, Gilbert Camp in East Honiara on Sunday. Reports said, a man was digging a hole on Saturday to build a latrine when he hit a hard metal twice thinking it was a metal. He discontinued his digging at around 7 pm. On Sunday morning, he…

Saelea highlights importance of FAO here

One of our strategic global objectives is to focus on ‘Increase and improve provision of goods and services from agriculture, forestry and fisheries in a sustainable manner. Former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock and now the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Sub-Regional Coordinator Jimi Saelea said, Thursday. He explained the current…

Body of seasonal worker arrives 

The body of a Solomon Islands national killed in a road accident in Brisbane has arrived home. Jacinth Ngofimae’s body arrived onboard the Solomon Airlines flight last Friday afternoon and was taken by ship to Auki that evening Ngofimae in his 30s, died following a head-on collision at Meadowvale on the Queensland Sunshine Coast, according…

LOYALTY PAYS

Soltuna recognizes 73 long serving employees   NORO-based SOLTUNA Company has shown its long serving employees that loyalty pays. The Company last week recognized its employees who have been with the company for 20 or more years by giving each worker a long service pay bonus, a plaque of recognition as well as a jacket…

2021 BUDGET ‘UNBALANCED’

CBSI: Estimated $322 million deficit shows inconsistency The Government’s 2021 Budget with an estimated deficit of $322 million is “an unbalanced budget,” the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) said in its latest article. “The 2021 government budget is an unbalanced budget with an estimated budget deficit of $322 million. This reflects a total estimated…

‘MAMAE SHOULD STAY OUT’

A CONCERNED member of the public has strongly advised the former Mayor and Councillor for Ngosi Ward, Wilson Mamae to rethink the statement he uttered in this newspaper on Friday. Long-time Honiara resident, Jonathan Futai said Mamae should not tell the public what to do amidst the continuous exposure of the corrupt practices within the…