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BY ALEX DADAMU Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has stated that the Anti-Corruption Day which falls on Wednesday 9th December, provides an opportunity for everyone, as a nation and as a people to commit, to collective action, in preventing and addressing corruption. In his Nationwide address on Wednesday, Prime Minister Sogavare said the country have made good progress in its fight against...
BY ALEX DADAMU Fisheries and the tuna industry as a major contributor to the national purse accounts for 18 percent of Solomon Islands Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In the 2020 financial year, Soltuna paid more than 28 million dollars in taxes and charges to the government this year. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his nationwide address on Wednesday 9th December, commended Soltuna and...
BY ALEX DADAMU Opposition Leader, Hon. Matthew Wale In his speech during the sine die motion in Parliament recently has reminded the government on the number of issues that need thorough attention as the country looks to go into 2021 with a new policy direction. Amongst various issues mentioned, Opposition Leader, Hon. Wale pointed out the economic policy must target inclusive...
BY ALEX DADAMU Since the Cabinet deliberated to temporarily suspend the access to Facebook, there has been a lot of commentary and publication in Facebook on the decision of Cabinet to suspend access to Facebook. The Hon. Minister for Communication and Aviation, Hon. Peter Shanel Agovaka since the initial government decision to temporary suspend access to Facebook three weeks ago on 12th November...
BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA SOLOMON Islands Students in the Philippines have lashed out their dismay aiming at Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for blaming them for breaking quarantine rules. In the Prime Minister’s nationwide address yesterday, it said that there are students who break quarantine rules and went out of their hotels for their own sake. According to the Prime Minister, the students’...
BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA A repatriation flight that was scheduled for tomorrow 24th November to bring more stranded citizens home from the Philippines has been canceled to a later date. This follows the results received by the Oversight Committee earlier in the afternoon that 6 students of the 143 passengers were tested positive for COVID-19. “Fellow citizens, I am deeply sorry to...
BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has warned students in the Philippines to refrain from doing things that may put other students and the country at risk. With tomorrow’s repatriation flight from the Philippines canceled to a later date from 6 of the students being tested positive from COVID-19, it had come to the oversight committee’s knowledge that the...
BY ALEX DADAMU WITH the latest announcement of another positive COVID-19 case in the country, the total number of registered cases in the country has risen to 17. Of the 17, six are now negative, and 11 remain positive. Of the 11 cases, 10 are our soccer players that returned from England on 25 October 2020. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his...
Fort Worth, TX – The Solomon Islands’ polymer $5 won international acclaim overnight when the banknote’s SUSI Flip™ feature was named Best New Currency Feature or Product by the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA). The award was one of three given out as part of IACA’s Excellence in Currency Technical Awards, which is staged every two years. “It is pleasing...
BY ALEX DADAMU DESPITE a few complaints by voters who could not find their names on the electoral lists, the by-election for Central Honiara Constituency and North East Guadalcanal Constituency was described as very ‘peaceful’. The COVID-19 pandemic added an extra layer of complexity to Election arrangements this year, all polling stations had hand-sanitizer, hand washing stations and voters have been...
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