Ugi road work progressing well

ROAD construction on Ugi Island in Makira Ulawa Province is progressing well. That’s according to the Member of Parliament (M) for Ulawa Ugi Constituency William Bradford Marau. Work is currently in its first phase starting from the recently completed wharf at Selwyn Bay to Erere constituency warehouse, he said. “The first phase of the first…

CBSI releases new report

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands on Thursday released the fourth edition of its Financial Stability Report (FSR) for 2019 as required under the CBSI Act 2012.  A statement from CBSI said the FSR report provides insights into the performances of the country’s financial system as well as the vulnerabilities and risks faced by the financial…

8 VILLAGERS QUARANTINED

ANOTHER eight people have been quarantined at Gizo, Western Province, authorities say. The eight are villagers from Vella La Vella island. Deputy Provincial Secretary, Western Province, Patrick Toiraena said the action was taken after the eight returned from neighbouring Bougainville in Papua New Guinea. “They went across to Bougainville by way of a permit granted…

SICTU weighs in on SINU saga

SOLOMON Islands Council of Trade Unions (SICTU) will meet in Honiara today to discuss the current staff dispute at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU). Staff at SINU are demanding the removal of vice-chancellor Fijian Dr. Ganesh Chand. SICTU president David Tuhanuku said the SINU saga will be the main agenda of today’s meeting. “All…

Securities at NZ High Com residence demand PPE

SECURITY personnel manning the New Zealand High Commission residential premises at Panatina Ridge (Tanakake) that currently houses seven New Zealand expatriates on self-quarantine are demanding PPE (Personal Protective  Equipment) from responsible authorities. Liberty Protection Services provides security personnel on a 24-hour shift with three officers per shift. Speaking to this paper, a group of security…