Tanangada retains seat

THE High Court on Friday delivered a ruling which effectively struck out all the evidence in which the Petitioner Gordon Darcy Lilo was going to rely on to support the remaining allegations of bribery and undue influence. Earlier in January this year, the Chief Justice struck out the majority of the allegations against Gizo-Kolombangara MP Lanelle Tanagada…

CURRENT MONETARY POLICY STANCE

At its meeting held on March 12th 2020, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands’ (CBSI) Board adopted an expansionary monetary policy stance for the next six months and aims to support growth in the economy, as inflation is expected to remain within its desired level. This decision was taken considering the expected slowdown in global…

Landslide kills 2 people

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have been deployed to Lambi, west Guadalcanal today to investigate a landslide which has reportedly covered eight people following the current bad weather affecting the whole country. Initial reports say eight people including children were covered by the landslide when it washed down to the village…

Getting businesses ready for COVID-19

THE World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging employers and businesses to develop a plan for what to do if someone becomes ill with suspected COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the workplace. Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industries (SICCI) in a statement quoted Dr. Yogesh Choudhri, from the WHO Solomon Islands Representative office in Honiara, saying the…

MHMS held COVID19 awareness at USP

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services on Thursday held an awareness talk on the Coronavirus (COVID19) with the staff and students of the University of South Pacific (USP) Campus in Honiara. Speaking at the event, Health promotion Officer Ms. Dian Maggie Row highlighted that Coronavirus (COVID19) is a large family of viruses known to common…

No virus case yet, says minister

THE country is yet to record a coronavirus case. And the Ministry of Health and Medical Service has warned individuals to stop spreading rumours about the virus on social media. Minister Dickson Mua issued the warning yesterday after an individual posted on Facebook that four people from the quarantined center were confirmed to have contracted…

Man jailed for manslaughter 

7 and a half years By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAN who stabbed another man with a kitchen knife in front of the Solrice area at Ranadi, East Honiara, last year was sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment. Fred Manu, 20, was initially charged with one count of murder but was later discharged from…

Tabaa bridge collapsed

Commuters affected   By WILSON SAENI in Auki  THE deteriorating Tabaa Bridge along the North Road of Malaita province has collapsed yesterday following the heavy downpours experienced this week. Tabaa Bridge was in deterioration form for the past decade and was left untouched by responsible authorities. According to the North Road commuters and transport owners, the…