VIRUS DELAYS PROJECTS

THE timing of Chinese funded projects earmarked for Solomon Islands will be delayed a bit due to the current novel coronavirus outbreak in China. Counsellor (Political) and Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Papua New Guinea Yao Ming told the local journalist yesterday in Honiara. He said…

Principal sends strict advice to pupils

The Anglican Church of Melanesia owned Bishop Norman Palmer School will begin its 2020 academic year tomorrow with very strict rules in place. School Principal Mathias Rorai said students must follow school regulations as soon as they become students of Norman Palmer. Rorai in an announcement made earlier said they really encourage students to have…

CORONAVIRUS TRAVEL ALERT

Gov’t issues further advice for travellers Further to the announcement on Friday 31 January 2020 of regulations aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus (2019-nCov) to Solomon Islands, the Solomon Islands Government provides further clarifications relating to the restriction of people entering the country. The Immigration (Amendment) Regulations 2020 (“the Regulations”) provide additional entry…

Poor waste management threatens environment

Lack of waste management has become a general environmental issue and has gained considerable attention in recent years in the Solomon Islands. The country has experienced an increasing amount of wastes (plastic bottles, coconut husk and bags) being littered into the environment over the years. The government through the Ministry of Environment has identified the…

Is it legal?

Munda shops reject ‘legal tender’ coins By TERENCE ZIRUIn Gizo Three shops in Munda have reportedly rejected the Solomon Islands legal tender 10 cent (10¢) coins when a local decided to use them to purchase a roll of cigarette on Tuesday, 28th January. Describing himself as an average person struggling in such difficult economic times,…