FIRST TEST NEGATIVE

THE first in-country testing for COVID-19 has turned out negative. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare revealed this on Friday in his weekly nation-wide address. “From all the passengers that returned on the two flights this week, three passengers were red-flagged,” Sogavare said. “One of the three was sent to triage at the National Referral Hospital upon arrival,”…

PM clarifies exemption concern

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has clarified that no foreign personnel’s are exempted from the 28 days quarantine. Sogavare made this clarification following misleading statements published in the social media recently. He said the foreign personnels that arrived in the country on the repatriation flights this week are in quarantine and they will remain there for…

ON POLICE RADAR

Commentator probed over published articles By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN   POLICE are investigating several people including a prominent female commentator Wendy Amangongo for articles published in recent weeks on both print and social media. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau confirmed this during his weekly press conference yesterday. “There are reports received and investigators are still investigating that…

Gov’t praised for repatriation

THE Government was commended for repatriating the first batch of citizens that were stranded in other countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. This commendation was echoed by family members of returning nationals on the specially arranged repatriation flight on Tuesday.  “I’m finally at peace because a member of my family has returned safe and…

Gov’t sets to pay SINU student allowances

GOVERNMENT sponsored students studying at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) will receive their allowances next week.  The Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOF) confirmed this, Wednesday.  “The listing of outstanding first semester allowances has been finalized and printed and students concern are expected to receive their allowances by next week,” said a MOF Treasury…