Month October 2020

Nurses’ sit-in protest postponed

BY MAVIS NISHIMURA PODOKOLO SOLOMON Islands Nursing Association (SINA) proposed peaceful sit -in process planned for today (Friday 30th October) over delays to their covid-19 allowance has been postponed. A statement by the General Secretary, Steven Maitani, on Thursday 29th…

‘Where’s our allowance?’

SINU SIG-students urge gov’t to pay up By EDDIE OSIFELO ABOUT 1,055 government-sponsored students at Solomon Islands National University (SINU) are calling on the Ministry of Finance and Treasury to settle their second semester allowances. The students are under pressure…

17 released from GBR

BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO SIXTEEN returning female students quarantined at the Guadalcanal Beach Resort were released yesterday after completing all testing protocols. Karl Kuper, Chairman for Institutional Quarantine Facilities (IQF), confirmed that the 17 students, who returned from the Philippines,…

HEALTH RISK

Nurses to stage sit-in protest over unpaid allowance claim BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO NURSES in Honiara and Guadalcanal will stage a sit-in protest starting tomorrow over delays to their covid-19 allowance claims. The action is likely to bring to a…

17 footballers remain in UK

Players under government’s support BY PETER ZOLEVEKE II ‘SEVENTEEN’ out of the 31 Royals Football Academy players remained back in the United Kingdom, two of which tested positive to covid-19 along with their close contacts – and will be under…