PM: Covid-19 vaccine can protect vaccinated person

PRIME Minister Manasseh (PM) Sogavare has assured the nation about the effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccines. Speaking in his nationwide address, Monday, PM Sogavare said the recent research indicates that Covid-19 Vaccine can protect the vaccinated person from contracting the virus.   “If the vaccinated person does contract the virus, the vaccine will reduce the impact…

Clergyman, 54, denied sexually assaulting girl 5

A 54-YEAR-OLD clergyman accused of sexually assaulting a five-year-old girl last December at a village in Russell Islands, Central Province has denied the allegation made against him, Friday. Rudgard Manaturei had entered a not guilty plea to one count of sexual intercourse with a child under 15 years. Following his not guilty plea, his lawyer…

MIXED REACTIONS AT HCC

HCC executive members unhappy with Mayor’s delay to remove Sore   THERE are mixed reactions within the Honiara City Council (HCC) executive over the failure of Mayor, Wilson Mamae’s assurance to remove the city Clerk, sources within the Mamae-Sore regime said yesterday. This was in relation to the executive members’ revelation that they were not…

GG gets his jab

COVID-19 vaccination at the Central Field Hospital in Honiara has entered its second day with the Governor-General His Excellency Sir David Vunagi taking opening the line of vaccination with his first COVID-19 vaccine jab.  As per the established workflow, the Governor-General filled his registration form and card and entered the field hospital where one of…

Alleged hawkers face court

A MAN accused of selling betel nut and cigarette rolls at a bus stop in Honiara a fortnight ago will face the court again, Thursday next week. Ambrose Siau, is facing one count of hawking in a public place, an offence under the Honiara City Council (HCC) Ordinance. He appeared in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court…

RCDF GRANTS

MPs to get nearly $7million each in RCDF grants this year, leaked budget papers show AS it prepares to table the 2021 national budget estimates early next month, Solomon Star can reveal what the government intends to spend the more than $930 million in development budget on over the next nine months. Rural development receives…

Motion against Sade withdrawn

GUADALCANAL Premier Francis Sade survives the Motion of No Confidence (MNC) against him after the mover, MPA for Wanderer Bay verbally withdraws the motion on the floor of the Assembly.  In his brief reply, Premier Sade reminds the Assembly of these few words:  “If you’re here for money, if you’re here for power, if you’re…

Boy, 15, arrested for alleged rape of girl, 5 

    POLICE in Auki, Malaita Province has arrested a 15-year-old boy for allegedly raping a five-year-old girl at Ferafalu at Manaoba Island in North East Malaita. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita, Inspector Stanley Riolo confirmed the arrest of the 15-year-old boy to the Solomon Star. PPC Riolo said after committing the crime, the…

STATE OF PUBLIC EMERGENCY EXTENDED

The Governor-General (GG) Sir David Vunagi based on advice by the Prime Minister has further extended the State of Public Emergency that expires midnight of 24 March 2021 acting on a recommendation of Cabinet. As Parliament is in session, the Declaration by the Governor-General will last for a period of seven days commencing from 25…

THE FIRST JAB

PM says ‘I feel normal’ after getting first jab   PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he feels normal after getting his first jab with the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine after launching the historic vaccination roll-out in the country. Speaking to local journos after taking the first shot at the Field Hospital Multi-Purpose Hall in Honiara yesterday,…