Airlines announces extended service to Sydney

Solomon Airlines will commence fortnightly passenger flights from Honiara to Sydney, with the airline’s Airbus A320 then continuing on to Brisbane. The Sydney services will initially operate during November and December only, flying Honiara-Sydney-Brisbane on 19 November, 3 December and 17 December, a statement issued by Solomon Airlines said yesterday. Flight IE710 will depart Honiara…

CHINA’S $90M PAY OUT

50 constituencies to receive $1.8m each in CDF GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) early this week released SBD$90 million under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to all 50 constituencies. This means each constituency will receive about $1.8million, a statement issued by MRD Media Unit said. The funding assistance targeted at alleviating poverty…

In Court with Assumpta

Man to plea to rape, incest charges A 46 year-old man accused of sexually abusing and raping his young daughter in 2014 when his daughter was only 12 years old will plea to the allegations at the High Court on December 2. The man who cannot be named to protect his daughter’s identity is facing…

THE $850m TRIGGER

How and what triggers the political rumblings on Malaita   MALAITA Province seems to be on an irreversible course – for bad or worse – is anyone’s guess. But pinning down what triggered such determination is also difficult, if not very difficult until now that is. Now that things have settled somewhat, snippets of what…

IMF: SI economy hit hard by Covid-19

THE COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout has hit hard on the country’s economy. Head of International Monetary Fund (IMF) to Solomon Islands Jarkko Turunen during the IMF virtual press conference yesterday said while the government stringent measures are required to contain and suppress the pandemic to protect lives, these measures will also increase the…

Wale refutes PM’s position on Malaita

THE Leader of Opposition, Matthew Wale has refuted the Prime Minister’s recent declaration of innocence towards Malaita as not true. Responding to his announcement, Wale held that the Prime Minister’s recent statement does not match his actions when it comes to Malaita province. Far from having no issue with Malaita, Hon. Wale insisted, the Prime…