PM visits sports facility

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has visited the Solomon Islands Institute of Sports (SIIS) to witness first-hand, the progress on the work of the first-ever dedicated investment to Sports Development in Solomon Islands.  The Prime Minister was also accompanied by his Cabinet Ministers and other Government MPs, a statement from Prime Ministers Press Secretariat said. Speaking…

Elderly chief jailed over sexual offences 

A JUDGE has told an elderly chief from Isabel who sexually assaulted his 11-year-old grand-niece twice in 2019 that his behaviour towards the complainant is not one that is expected of him as a chief. Judge Maelyn Bird made these remarks when sentencing the 59-year-old to four years in prison after pleading guilty to two…

Selwyn College to launch Golden Jubilee celebration

Selwyn College National Secondary School will be celebrating its Golden Jubilee in September. A church service to launch the jubilee celebration will be conducted at the Saint Barnabas Cathedral, 2 pm on Sunday 21st Marc 2021. Vice President of the Selwyn College Old Scholars Association (SOSA) Shalom Waita said SOSA in collaboration with the Golden…

GG REMINDS MPs

‘To lead is to serve’   THE Solomon Islands Governor-General Sir David Vunagi reminds all National Leader (Members of Parliament) to lead the nation as stated in our national motto. He made the statement on the floor of the Parliament when he delivered the traditional ‘Speech from the Throne to open the 4th meeting of…

PM says Gov’t beefs up border operations

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the National Government has stepped up COVID-19 operations at the western border. Speaking during his special nation-wide address on Monday this week, the Prime Minister said in light of the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Bougainville, the Ministry of Health will now deploy four staff to join the police,…

QUANTITY OF VACCINE SUPPLIES

The Leader of Opposition, Hon. Matthew Wale, has expressed dismay at the Prime Minister’s announcement yesterday 15th March 2021 on the quantities of vaccines required for Solomon Islands compared to the vaccines that have been pledged under the COVAX facility and China. In his earlier statement, the Hon. Prime Minister said that the Solomon Islands, excluding people under…

PM ready to take first COVID dose

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says he is ready and be honoured to be given the opportunity to take the first COVID-19 dose when the first batch of vaccines arrives in the country this week.  Speaking in his weekly nationwide address Monday, he said: “Fellow citizens, to demonstrate my confidence in COVID-19 vaccines, I will…

PS seeks legal action

MALAITA Provincial Secretary (PS) Frederick Fa’abasua is now seeking legal clarification over his suspension as the Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani calls for his immediate reinstatement. Mr. Suidani made the call after Mr. Fa’abasua received his suspension letter from the Ministry of Public Service Permanent Secretary Nego Sisiolo on Friday. Mr. Sisiolo stated that Mr. Fa’abasua’s…