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BY ALEX DADAMU MORE than 600 Solomon Islands citizens are still awaiting repatriation abroad. However, According Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his address this afternoon, stated the next phase of repatriation can only commence after the quarantine stations become available. Sunday Isles understood that 4 repatriation flights were undertaken last week and two cargo runs that also brought in 16 passengers per...
SOLOMON Islands will benefit from non-reciprocal duty free trade access to the markets of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). This opportunity will now become reality following the formal exchange of letters today between the Governments of the Solomon Islands and the PRC. Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele, today signed and exchanged letters with the Resident Ambassador of PRC in Honiara to...
BY ALEX DADAMU Local Students who have recently arrived from Manila, Philippines, has expressed appreciation to the government and agencies involved for their tireless efforts making it possible for them to come home safely. The students when speaking to Sunday Isles, expressed gratitude stating that it’s not an easy task to dialogue with a country like Philippines with whom Solomon Islands...
BY ALEX DADAMU PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has expressed disappointment and frustration following reports that 6 students have failed to show up at the airport in Manila during the arranged repatriation flight, leading to empty seats on the aircraft which arrived back in Honiara Yesterday evening. Prime Minister Sogavare expressed that the action by the students was extremely inconsiderate and selfish. “We...
BY ALEX DADAMU By Saturday, 12th December, a total of approximately 557 Nationals are expected into the country when the four (4) Government arranged repatriation flights is completed. According to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his address on Wednesday, the number of people will puts a lot of pressure on other areas in our health response to COVID-19. He said, it is...
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’...
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