SI, PRC trade talks

‘Laying the trade foundation for S.I private sector’   FOLLOWING Exchange of Letters in December 2020 the non-Reciprocal Trade Agreement offered by the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) entered into force and provisional application on 1st February 2021 as the Department of Trade under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held talks on Tuesday. Speaking to…

Maka’a happy with SI now COVID free

PREMIER of Makira Ulawa Province, Julian Maka’a has described as a very relieving piece of news that the Solomon Islands is now Coronavirus-free. The news was relayed to him early this week in Kira Kira, the Provincial Capital after a meeting of the Makira Ulawa Provincial COVID 19 Committee. But Mr. Maka’a said while the…

Public urged to limit hospital visits to NRH 

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) is urging the public to limit the numbers of visits and visitors to the hospital. NRH Chief Executive Officer Dr George Malefoasi made the call following the current heavy rain experienced in Honiara, which had exposed several leakages of water into the hospital posing potential health risks to the visiting…

PPC Riolo warns drivers in Malaita

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Stanley Riolo has called on vehicle drivers along the roads around the Province to take extra care when driving in wet conditions. Speaking to this paper in an interview on Wednesday, PPC Riolo issued a warning reminding vehicle drivers not to overload their vehicles and to look out…

Premier Gina calls for morgue 

WESTERN Provincial Government is appealing to the national government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to seriously consider building a proper morgue in Noro and Gizo. Premier David Gina in an interview with Solomon Star on Wednesday said, there were a number of incidents which warrant the need to have a proper…

MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE

One Link’s $300k missing from police exhibit facility   A police officer is now suspended after more than $300,000 relating to One Link Pacifica investigation that was stored at the police exhibit facility at Rove Police headquarters went missing last October. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau revealed this information at a conference on Thursday at the…

Relatives identify dead body found at Noro  

The dead body of a 25-year-old male person discovered floating at sea in the Kokosu area of Noro Township, Western Province on Monday morning (2 February 2021) has been buried after relatives identified the body. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Inspector Wilken Miriki says, “The deceased was from Malaita Province and lived with…

In Court with Assumpta

* Court to summon alleged fraudster* Man accused of beating wife to enter plea* Def case next for two drug accused Court to summon alleged fraudster   THE Prosecution will be serving summons to an accused facing numerous charges of false pretence and demanding with menace to appear in court on February 8. That is…

Oil spill from wreckage at Lata wharf

An old tuna boat that sank off the Lata wharf, Temotu Province, a decade ago has begun leaking oil, prompting a resident to call on authorities to clean up the wreck before the oil spillage turns into an environmental disaster. In an email sent to this paper yesterday, Mr. Cedric T Williams, a resident of…

Dead body found, Police call for ID

A DEAD body of an adult male person was discovered floating at sea in the Kokosu area of Noro Township, Tuesday morning. In a Police Media statement, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) calls on members of the public at Noro and surrounding communities to help identify the dead body. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC)…