Youths to go into Kava farming 

YOUTHS of Fulifoe village in north Malaita are set to go into kava farming. The surge in interest was stemmed from a one day basic Kava training held at their village over the weekend. The basic Kava training was organized by their village leader Radley Solomon Raramo and was facilitated by Philip Subu and Lesley…

Chief: ESP awareness on Malaita a failure

A CHIEF from East Fataleka in Malaita Province has voiced his disappointment over lack of Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) awareness in Ward 14. Chief Samson Kwairomi told Solomon Star Auki that the ESP awareness team fail to carry out any awareness talks regarding the ESP in East Fataleka during their recent trip to Malaita Province.  …

16 approved quarantine sites 

A TOTAL of 16 quarantine stations (QS) have been approved by the government following a recent amendment to the Emergency Powers (Declaration of Quarantine Stations) Order 2020 (No.3). Of the total, fifteen (15) sites are located in Honiara city and one (1) in Western Province, a statement from the National Emergency Operating Centre (NEOC) said…

Kenilorea: focus on border

‘Halt the virus at our borders’ By ANDREW FANASIA WHILST supporting the Prime Minister’s COVID-19 nationwide address on Monday Member of Parliament (MP) for East Are’are Peter Kenilorea Jr says that our main focus should be on our borders. Kenilorea who is also the Chairman for Parliamentary Foreign Policy Committee joined the Prime Minister in…

Testing capabilities now expand 

MINISTRY of Health and Medical Services has expanded its testing capabilities beyond Honiara.  Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this during his weekly nation-wide address on Monday.  “Ministry of Health and Medical Services has expended its COVID-19 testing capabilities beyond Honiara.  “Gizo Hospital is now testing for COVID-19 in its laboratory with the first 8 tests…

Parliament to sit next Monday

PARLIAMENT will sit next week on Monday. This was revealed by Clerk to National Parliament in a service message to all Members of Parliament (MP) last night. The message advises all MPs to make all effort to attend the sitting schedule for Monday morning. Its understood the sitting is to discuss and approve the extension…

Call to build separate COVID-19 facilities

THE global pandemic (COVID-19) will be here for quite some time. This means the government needs to build a separate COVID-19 facility away from the normal health amenities at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). Speaking to this paper on Monday Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ruth Liloqula said this could be one…

9 years for sexual offence on girl, 4

A 40-year-old man who had sexually abused a four-year-old neighbour last July in Honiara has been sentenced to nine years imprisonment at the High Court. The man who cannot be named to protect the identity of the young complainant was sentenced after pleading guilty to one count of having sexual intercourse with an underage child. Judge…