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BY ALEX DADAMU The Cabinet has agreed to review and defer repatriation flights to focus attention on managing the current situation with decisions on re-scheduling of future flights to be taken later this week. This was according to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his weekly updates on COVID-19 today Monday October 5. Earlier on today, Opposition Leader Hon. Matthew Wale called on...
BY ALEX DADAMU Minister of Health and Medical Services Honourable Culwick Togamana in his address today has made clarification on what it means for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), National Health Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) including our National Referral Hospital (NRH) to be ‘On full Activation Mode’. According to the Health Minister, the frontline agencies mentioned are in...
BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA The Public Health Emergency Bill will be tabled in parliament in November after consultation works is completed soon. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare confirmed this in his weekly nationwide address this today Monday October 5. “The government aims to table and pass this Bill in Parliament before the current State of Public Emergency expires in late November,” PM Sogavare...
BY TAVAKE SIMON HANA’AROA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured the country this afternoon in his weekly nationwide address saying “the situation is under control”. The nationwide address came two days after Solomon Islands lost its COVID-19 free status on Saturday 3rd October, when one of the students returning from the Philippines tested positive for the virus. The news which spreads quickly...
PRIME Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, MP has encouraged the nation to continue to pray. During his announcement over the weekend of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the country, the Prime Minister stated, “I encourage all of us to continue to pray for God’s guidance and protection over our country and our people.” Prime Minister Sogavare also stated that “the Government...
OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) undertaking the RSIPF’s Specialist Fire and Rescue Training Course were given their first taste of real firefighting during a recent training exercise at the Fire, Rescue and Natural Disaster Response Training area at Hells Point east of Honiara on 2 October 2020. “Using the skills and knowledge gained during the...
LEADER of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale blasts the Prime Minister and the government for the predicament that has befallen our Philippines students. “I truly feel for the parents and relatives of our students. It is unimaginable what they have been put through and I can only hope that the ordeal will go away soon,” the Opposition Leader shared. The Opposition...
OPPOSITION Leader Hon. Matthew Wale has called on the government to urgently review its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the repatriation of the remaining students in the Philippines. “It is clear that this single case eluded detection in the Philippines because either there is a loophole in the SOPs for quarantine, tests, and pre-boarding requirements or that there was...
THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services is taking the breach of protocol for the official line of communicating the test results of the country’s first COVID-19 positive case very seriously. This was highlighted by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Mrs. Pauline McNeil, when responding to media enquiries into why test results had...
BY ALEX DADAMU Education Authorities and Schools around the country has been advised by the Ministry Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) that the Ministry are NOT closing schools and expects classes to resume on Tuesday to allow teachers to celebrate Word Teachers Day tomorrow (Monday). In a radio announcement tonight on SIBC, Deputy Secretary of MEHRD, James Bosamata instructs concern...
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