Mua outlines virus operational plan

MINISTER for Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dickson Mua says any work to prevent the potential entry of the COVID-19 into the country must be done now, not later.  Mua said following the activation of the National Disaster Operational Committee (NDOC) Health Committee which supported by the Solomon Islands  office of the World Health Organisation…

West to impose weekend liquor ban

SALES of liquor in the Western Province will be prohibited during weekends beginning this Friday, 17th of April, 2020. This was revealed by the Provincial Disaster Committee as part of the province’s efforts to prevent and possibly stop the spread of COVID-19. In a statement, the committee said that the prohibition will be for an…

COURT DRAMA

Mass release of suspects due to lack of charges BY ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN Fifty-eight (58) people arrested and charged for allegedly breaching the curfew on Friday and Saturday have been released yesterday. Chief Magistrate Emma Garo made the public announcement in the court premise after no charges were filed by the police or prosecution by 2pm,…

FIVE REMANDED

Others released on bail following curfew arrests By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN Five individuals arrested and charged for allegedly breaching the curfew on Friday night has been remanded in custody over the weekend. They are part of the 63 people arrested over the two nights of curfew enforced under the state of public emergency within the city’s…

Kuma warns of economy downturn 

FINANCE Minister Harry Kuma says the ongoing threats by the COVID-19 would have possible effects on the country’s economy in the coming months. Kuma said according to the International Monitory Fund (IMF) regional assessment, logging, being one of the major exports for revenue has slowed down from February to April and is likely to reduce…

RSIPF demolishes 25 betel nut stalls in Auki

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Auki, Malaita Province have demolished 25 betel nut stalls in the township during an operation starting from 10 April to 13 April 2020. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Malaita Province Superintendent William Foufaka says, “The operation was mounted in order to observe the Easter weekend celebrations,…

Kiri visits Auki CSSI centre

THE Deputy Commissioner Administration of Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Francis Kiri recently visited Auki Correctional Centre (ACC) for the first time since his appointment to the position. The visit was also organised to allow Kiri to meet the premier, Provincial Police Commander (PPC) and Principal Magistrate of Malaita Province. The official visit was strategical…