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…

ATTACK CONDEMNED

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has expressed disappointment at several incidents of rock throwing at NRH vehicles and workers including illegal roadblocks in Honiara during the lockdown period. In a statement yesterday MHMS condemns such outrageous and cowardly acts in the highest possible terms. On Sunday night a health land cruiser was…

Gov’t hits out at report

THE Government has described the report published last week with the headline ‘Sogavare `agrees’ to settle claims’ as misleading and inaccurate. Government accused the writer ‘Alfred Sasako’ for the misleading report. “The Government admonishes Alfred Sasako for misleading the nation again, in his article entitled, “Sogavare `agrees’ to settle claims”. “The Government clarifies that the…

Acting IRD chief under spotlight

POLYCARP PAEA – the Assistant Deputy Commissioner (Acting) of the Inland Revenue Division [IRD] who has been accused of being involved in the illegal harvesting of bechedemer in Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) is on the radar of law enforcement agencies. A private shipping company has called for Mr. Paea’s “suspension, investigation and termination” in a…

20% of NRH staff not vaccinated

About 20 percent of the National Referral Hospital (NRH) staff are yet to get their vaccination. This was revealed by the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dr. George Malefoasi during a press conference on Friday. Dr. Malefoasi revealed this when asked by a journalist how many medical staff will be working during…

Senseless stoning

POLICE has recorded a total of five rock-throwing incidents during the first night of the 36 hours lock-down on Sunday 29 August in Honiara. A statement issued by the Police Media Unit said, the five rock-throwing incidents occurred on five different locations in Honiara resulting in the damage of three government vehicles used by the…