CAREFUL CONSIDERATION

Dr. Rodgers: why we should not suspend SOPE quickly By IAN M.KAUKUI THE decision to suspend or extend the State of Public Emergency (SOPE) in the Solomon Islands will have to be made with careful consideration.  Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers made the statement during the weekly talkback show yesterday over the national…

Malaita keen on carbon trading

The MARA government’s bold stand against the logging industry operation in Malaita Province has attracted the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), a bilateral United States foreign aid agency. A local representative from MCC Dr. Philip Tagini visited Malaita last week where he met with the Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani to discuss support Malaita Province could…

MASS REPATRIATION

MORE than 300 locals and expatriates are expected to travel back into the country via the two governments’ sanctioned flights next week. This was revealed on Sundayt by the Secretary to Prime Minister, Dr Jimmy Rogers during the weekly talkback show on the national broadcaster. Dr. Rodgers said that the incoming citizens are mostly from Australia,…

BRUTAL ACT

High school girl gives birth, then suffocates baby By TERENCE ZIRUIn Gizo   A SIXTEEN-year-old high school student from Vella La Vella, Western Province is under investigation for allegedly suffocating her newborn baby minutes after giving birth inside a school’s ablution block last week. The brutal act which occurred at a boarding high school has…

Media to report responsibly: PM 

Prime Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has called on the media to be more responsible and to exercise the required ethics and standards that is expected of them.  PM Sogavare made the call during his nation-wide COVID-19 weekly address, Friday.  “The media has been quite unacceptable in discharging its duty to the people of this nation. …