COVID cases hit 10k mark

THE country’s positive COVID-19 cases has hit the 10,000 mark as of yesterday. This was revealed by the Minister of Health and Medical Services Dr Culwick Togamana in his COVID-19 national situation report last night. He said, 251 new cases were recorded over the past 72 hours up until yesterday registering the accumulative total to…

Security blunder, inmate escapes

A SECURITY blunder at the Gizo Correctional Centre in Western Province on Tuesday saw an inmate escaped undetected but was recaptured few hours later. Reports reaching the paper said the inmate escaped through a rusty bamboo wire gate at the Malakerava Correctional Centre without the knowledge of the Correctional Officers. The incident occurred between 2pm…

Food relief distribution ends

THE Livelihood Sector Committee (LSC) which deals with the distribution of relief food supplies have ended their food distribution task in Honiara. The National Situational report issued by the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) on Friday revealed this. “As of 8th March 2022, a total of 36,679 households have been covered under the food relief…

PM congratulates Premier Sikilabu

Prime Minister Honorable Manasseh Sogavare today congratulates Isabel Province on the election of its new Provincial Premier and the country’s first female premier, Hon. Rhoda Sikilabu. Hon. Sikilabu was declared new premier at the closure of nominations yesterday, as her nomination was unopposed following Sunday’s resignation of former premier Leslie Kikolo. PM Sogavare said, the…

Vokias’ case adjourned

THE matter of Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Constituency Ethel Vokia and her husband Jaimie Jamie Vokia and three others has been adjourned to March 28. This is for the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO) to confirm whether they will provide legal representation to four of the defendants including Jamie who sought legal…