HIGH-RISK FLIGHT 

Government rates Feb 7 Charter as high risk THE Next high-risk flight is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. This was revealed by the Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Jimmy Rodgers during a radio talk-back show on Sunday. He said this repatriation flight is covered under the approval of the cabinet last year and is labeled…

Gov’t yet to respond to eviction notice

POLICE and other government stakeholders are yet to respond to the eviction notice served on them for the police to move out from the Hell’s Point land at Henderson. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau at his weekly press conference, Thursday told reporters that they are still working closely with other stakeholders within the government machinery and…

NDMO responds to oil spill reports 

THE Solomon Islands Government through the National Disaster Management Office, NDMO, has deployed a Multi-Sectoral Technical Assessment Team on an oil spill operation in Graciosa Bay in Temotu Province, today Friday 05th February 2021. The deployment of the team followed oil spill reports on MV QUEBEC, a foreign bulk carrier anchored at Graciosa Bay, discharging…

Sir Paul Tovua passes on

ONE of the great chief and sons of Central Guadalcanal, Guadalcanal province, and a well-respected Solomon Islands’ statesman has passed on after battling a long illness.  He passed on at 3:40 pm on Friday, after being on life support. Late Sir Paul was one of the few remaining founding fathers of the Solomon Islands that…

One Link boss’s fourth bail app, next week

THE director of One Link Pacifica Gerrad Tauohu who faces numerous false pretences is again seeking bail in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. The bail application will be made on his behalf by his new lawyer Ronald Dive of Ron Law on Wednesday next week. Tauohu was previously represented by private lawyer Rodgers Tovosia. This would…

Our Jimmy Rodgers loses out top bid

  JIMMY RODGERS – the Secretary to the Prime Minister (SPM) has lost his bid for the Pacific Forum Secretary General’s job – the Pacific Region’s highest-paid position in an overnight online vote. A former Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Henry Puna, got the job in an overnight vote by Pacific leaders in a…

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…