IT’S NOT A MOCK LOCKDOWN: AG MURIA

ATTORNEY GENERAL (AG) John Muria Junior has clarified that the lockdown is not a mock exercise. AG Muria explained that the lockdown is a legal process to allow Government authorities to test its capability and preparedness against the COVID-19 pandemic. “Any Order done under the state of public emergency is a legal instrument. Therefore, it…

WALE QUESTIONS THE TELEKOM/RSIPF MOU

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale questions the legality of the MOU signed by Solomon Telekom and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, to foster the exchange of communication-related information. According to the Island Sun issue of 9th May 2020, the MOU will enable Solomon Telekom to support the work of RSIPF in its…

Kenilorea Questions Lockdown Intention

The Member of Parliament for East Are Are, Hon Peter Kenilorea Jr has questioned the purpose of the “mock lockdown” this week in Honiara. In a statement to the media, Kenilorea questioned the government’s overall plan for coronavirus management and control. “In our region, there are successful examples of control of coronavirus through social distancing…

IS SZETU BLAMING SORE?

HCC Clerk accused for not doing his job By IAN M. KAUKUI THE recent revelation by John Szetu, an Appointed Councillor of the Honiara City Council (HCC) that reveals the name of the overseas supplier has raised more questions over the involvement of the City Clerk in the controversial Fire Extinguishers deal. Last Saturday, the…

RSIPF TO ENFORCE FULL LOCKDOWN 

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) appeals to all the good citizens living within the Emergency Zone from Poha, west of Honiara to Alligator Creek east of Honiara to observe the full lockdown which is being planned for 6pm on Wednesday 20 May 2020 to 6 am Friday 22 May 2020.  “This is going…

T27 Police inquiry ongoing, says Mangau

POLICE investigation into the fatal ferry accident that resulted in 27 passengers losing their lives last month is progressing well. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau on Thursday said they have completed their investigation in South Malaita and are now conducting investigation at Wairokai area, Patmos Island in West Areare. “And the investigation is quite complex,”…

Firearm yet to be recovered: Police 

POLICE have not yet recovered the firearm allegedly used in an alleged attempted armed robbery at a logging camp in Central Guadalcanal on May 2. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said at this point in time an investigation into this matter is continuing. “What we had only recovered was this empty shell of shot gun…

GOV’T LAND SOLD FOR $2.5k

Land, building under private ownership since 2005 By WILSON SAENI in Auki    PART of the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development (MID) land in Auki has been under private ownership for the past 15 years. That was after it was transferred for a record low price of just $2,500, in what was described as a “corrupt move…

School fee challenge for parents

PARENTS and guardians are poised for tough times ahead with school fees as schools across the country are scheduled to resume Monday. The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development says examination classes – forms 3, 5 and 6 – will resume May 18 Other classes will start the following week. While students look forward…