Western border can manage outbreak

CHAIRMAN of the National Disaster Operations Committee Loti Yates said in the event that COVID-19 breakout happens in the Western Border they can manage the situation. “But it will be a huge challenge logistically and financially for the government,” he revealed this in response to a question on how the government will respond with a…

SINU’s FUTURE AT STAKE

Confidential report paints a grim future of SINU   A CONFIDENTIAL report on the on-going saga at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) has painted a grim future for the nation’s first tertiary institution if the government does not intervene. The Solomon Star has obtained a copy of the seven-page report, which among other things…

Lockdown not cheap

A dollar you invest in preparedness can actually save you seven to eight dollars of response in any disaster event. Therefore staging a simulated lockdown is not that cheap and easy but it prepares the country for any future disaster event that can cost us million dollars if we are not prepare. All the country…

GOV’T HITS BACK AT NDF ACCUSATIONS

THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement wishes to correct the leader of the Parliamentary opposition’s media statement claiming that the Prime Minister’s $200,000 NDF is not for development but for political expediency. This is not true. The NDF was first established by the ROC when they provided these funds for discretionary use by the Prime…

$120M BOND PURCHASE

SINPF Board purchase new 10-year $120m bond   THE Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) Board has purchased a new 10-year $120 million bond from the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) current $300 million bond issue. This is a new investment that will bring additional income of $6 million per annum on our members fund from…