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Welcome home as students’ flight from Philippines arrived 3 hours late By John FolletNewsroom, Honiara A chartered Solomon Airlines flight repatriating students from the Philippines arrived in Honiara three hours late last night, because a number of local students booked on the flight have allegedly violated the host-country’s laws. Under the newly-introduced laws, students are…

Call to defend tubi

The leader of the Opposition has called on the government to review and amend the laws dealing with logging and our protected wildlife species including tubi, and to put in place heavy punishments for loggers found breaking the law. In a statement on Monday Matthew Wale said; “The recent revelations by the Premier of Isabel Provincial…

PM: airports upgrade progressing well 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says despite the pandemic, he is pleased to note that work under the communication and aviation sector has progressed well. Speaking during his weekly nationwide address yesterday, Sogavare said in relation to the Honiara Airport Improvement project, the targets for this year include, building a new taxiway and repairing the…

Confiscated sea cucumber destroyed

Malaita Provincial Fisheries Office in Auki, Malaita Province has finally destroyed the confiscated sea cucumber worth $90,000 on Monday. The marine products were illegally purchased by three Chinese shops in Auki, May this year.  The confiscated sea cucumbers were destroyed by the Malaita Provincial Fisheries Office in Auki following approvals from the Ministry of Fisheries…

$500k package for provinces

NATIONAL government through the Ministry of Provincial Government Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has approved $500,000 (half a million) for each province to prepare and fight against COVID-19. This was disclosed by the Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Rollen Seleso last week. He declared this on Thursday during the official commissioned of a new…

HOLIDAY IN DOUBT

Govt to decide on continuing overseas students   THE Repatriation of all local continuing students studying in other regional institutions to return home for their Christmas break is in doubt. This is due to the cost of charter flights and accommodation at the quarantine sites during the 14 days period. As such the Ministry of…