New WHO rep presents credentials

THE new World Health Organisation (WHO) Representative in Solomon Islands, Dr Howard Sobel has presented his credentials to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET). Dr Sobel’s credentials were received by the Supervising MFAET Minister, Peter Shanel Agovaka, yesterday at the MFAET office. Dr Sobel was accredited by the Director-General of the World…

Nomination opens, underway in West

Nomination for the registration of the intending candidates in around Western Province has opened last Wednesday. With the 26 wards within the constituencies in around Western Province, nomination centres have been created and candidates with their voters are now visiting their nominations centres as of last Wednesday during the opening of the registration for the nomination…

RAPPP roles out youth engagement initiative

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) partnership program, RSIPF-AFP Policing Partnership Program (RAPPP), has rolled out its Youth & Community Engagement Program (YCEP) starting in Honiara. Under this program, RAPPP members visited schools and communities to engage with students and youths to identify current and emerging issues affecting them.…

WHO IS THE IMPREST HOLDER?

POLICE have begun an internal investigation into who might have leaked the information to the media about four Executive Members who traveled to China with police officers last month. Sources told Solomon Star the formal investigation would begin today when each police officer who traveled to China for advanced crowd and riot control training would…

Surge in Covid-19 cases

One unconfirmed death for Lata COVID-19 test results indicates an increase in the number of Covid-19 positive cases mainly detected in Honiara, parts of Guadalcanal and Temotu province. Following the resurgence of Covid-19 cases since last month, as previously reported, the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Surveillance Department, continues to record increasing numbers…

‘STAY OUT’

CEMA urge not to involve until issue of ownership is resolved. SUPPORTERS of Vella Development Company (VDC) and those supporting Commerce Minister Frederick Kologeto have drawn the battle line over establishing a Commodity Export Marketing Authority (CEMA) buying center on Vella in Western Province. This became clear at the meeting between VDC representatives and Ministry…