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Sunday, May 9, 2021

    Black-listed logger ordered out of Ngella

    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU A sub-contractor linked with a logging company blacklisted for its history of non-compliance with the business licence of the Central Province has been asked to leave its operations in the Mboli passage...

    Health admits there’ll be delay in vaccine delivery

    MINISTRY of Health yesterday admitted the worsening COVID-19 situation in India would delay delivery of the second consignment of vaccines into the country. The ministry was responding to concerns Opposition leader Mathew Wale raised about...

    Sinopharm vaccine update on emergency use soon

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO THE country is expecting World Health Organisation approval for Sinopharm vaccine emergency use soon, says Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. “We expect some updates from WHO regarding its approval for Sinopharm vaccine emergency...


    Disgraced former clerk, Sore, spills beans on alleged misconduct by current mayor BY CHARLES KADAMANA A VEHICLE worth $274,000 that auditors were unable to locate during a special auditor of the City Council in 2020 has...

    MASI marks Press Freedom Day

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO  MEDIA Association of Solomon Islands (MASI), in partnership with the Journalism and Media School at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), hosted an Open Day as part of World Press Freedom...

    Taking steps to protect leatherback sea turtles

    By IAN KAUKUI  SOLOMON Islands, a country with one of the world’s most extensive shorelines, has taken a step towards conserving the nesting beaches and protection of Pacific leatherback sea turtles. The Nature Conservancy (TNC) office...


    Police claim strong evidence on Chinese woman’s death BY JENNIFER KUSAPA Police are claiming to have strong evidence into the April-13 killing of the Chinese woman at White Angel building, Pt Cruz. Deputy Police Commissioner Ian Vaevaso...

    Economy expected to recover in 2022

    By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Solomon Islands economy is expected to recover to one percent in 2021 and 4.5 percent in 2022 as fishing and construction rebound. However, logging output is expected to continue falling. Asian Development Bank’s...

    Stealing is a crime: Court

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA PRINCIPAL Magistrate Augustine Aulanga has reiterated taking another person’s property without consent is a crime and it will always have punitive consequences. He made the statements when sentencing a 17-year-old at the Honiara...

    SI average growth rate at 2.7: Census

    By EDDIE OSIFELO THE Solomon Islands 2019 national census showed average annual population growth since 2009 at 2.7 percent. This is one of the fastest rates in the Pacific. Honiara, the capital, grew by 5.8 percent, taking...