Month May 2020

DBSI ready to lend money early June

By EDDIE OSIFELO DEVELOPMENT Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI) is definitely ready to start lending in early June. Trevor Manemahaga, secretary of the DBSI interim board and political appointee in the Prime Minister Office, confirmed to Island Sun on Monday…

Fire deal explained

BY CHARLES KADAMANA HONIARA City Clerk Rence Sore has broken his silence to clear the controversial deal fire extinguisher procurement arrangement with Chinese company, Jingsan Anbao Firefighting Company Limited. He said the deal was for good intention to save lives…

22 first night

POLICE makes arrests on opening night of 36-hour curfew, update figures later. Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have so far arrested 22 suspects for the alleged breaching of the lockdown order under the State of Public…

Where’s the thin red line?

WALE calls on government to explain boundaries of Alligator Creek to Poha zone The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale calls on the government to take note of the issue raised by the Chief Magistrate on the lack of coordinates for…

Quarantine centres 300 beds short

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO THE country’s institutional quarantine facilities are short of 300 beds, with only 110 beds currently available. This was confirmed by Loti Yates, Director of the National Disaster Management Office. Mr Yates said camp management and instructional…

Futsal World Cup 2020 cancelled

SIFF eying Asia and Europe for Kurukurus preparation By Taromane Martin THE Solomon Islands national futsal team, Kurukurus, will have an extra 12 months to prepare for the FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania after FIFA announced the event has…

Our fight is not over: Sogavare

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the national fight against the covid-19 pandemic is not over. In his recent nation-wide address, the Prime Minister said despite the decision to slowly re-open businesses and schools, it does not mean everything is back…