Malaita student remains negative 

THE student that was brought back from Malaita Province who is now at the Field Hospital is still tested negative to date. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has confirmed this in his nationwide address. PM Sogavare has also confirmed that the 31 tests that were collected in the village where the student stayed were all tested…

Govt recruitment on hold

New recruitments into the public service sector had been freezed effective as of January 1, 2021. That’s according to the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Public Service, Nego Sisiolo, in a statement issued by the Government Communication Unit. In a notice to all government ministries, he said; “as one of the critical preconditions to act on…

40 students in Manila yet to be repatriated 

PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare says the government is planning to bring back the remaining 40 students in Manila, Philippines. When addressing the nation yesterday he said; as highlighted from his 25th January address the flight that arrived on Sunday night was the last scheduled repatriation flight. “However, as of a result of about 40…

Court to rule on Dettke’s traffic case

THE court will this afternoon rule on an application made to withdraw the traffic charge against Member of Parliament (MP) for Northwest Guadalcanal Bodo Dettke. Dettke is facing one count of careless and inconsiderate driving in relation to a traffic incident on 8 August 2020 opposite the Central Honiara Market. His lawyer had previously made…

Late Sir Paul to Lay In-State

AN ‘Official’ funeral will be accorded to the body of the late Statesman, Sir Paul Joseph Tovua, KCMG, OBE, and CSI, one of the founding fathers of the country, Tuesday. A statement issued by the Government Communication Unit said, yesterday the body of Late Sir Tovua will be transported from the mortuary at the National…

Students terminated

A GOOD number of continuing government-sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) campus in Laucala, Suva, Fiji have been terminated. This was for failing all their four units in the second semester of 2020. Director of Training under the Solomon Islands Tertiary Education Skills Authority (SITESA) within the Ministry of Education…

Communities affected by floods

Communities along Kwaiafa River in ward 3 of West kwara’ae in Malaita have been affected by flash floods last week. The rainy weather has impacted the daily lives and work activities of the community residents. Reports reaching the paper said flash flooding has denied the villagers from accessing roads to their gardens and workplaces. The…

BANANA FLOUR 

MP undertakes new initiative   MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for North West Guadalcanal Boddo Dettke has initiated a new development program for his constituency. The initiator of Noni products in the country has gone on further by introducing this new development plan for his constituency to start the production of baking flour made from green…

Our molecular lab is of high standard: PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured the public that the standards and quality controls implemented by our molecular laboratory are of the highest standard.  The Prime Minister said it has been verified by the World Health Organization and our Reference Laboratories in Australia. “I am informed there are some anxieties expressed in social media platforms…

More Kava revolution trainings planned

THE Malaita Provincial Youth Office believes that involving more youths in Kava farming will help them to be self-reliant and improve their standard of living.  Head of Malaita Youth Office, Frank Samo told this paper on Friday that his office will continue to push the Kava revolution training for 27 Wards in Malaita this year. He…