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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

    3,000 babies die every year

    By EDDIE OSIFELO ABOUT 3,000 babies are dying every year from an estimated 20,000 babies born throughout the country. Minister of Home Affairs, Christopher Laore confirmed this when asked by Leader of Opposition, Mathew Wale during...


    -Dead Chinese mother had made phone call to husband for help: Police -Several stab wounds -Broken kitchen knife blade embedded in wound BY JENNIFER KUSAPA Police have disclosed disturbing details into Tuesday’s killing of a Chinese woman, an...

    Quite a way to go for $4b budget passage

    By EDDIE OSIFELO PARLIAMENT is still to pass the $4 billion budget after the start of the committee of supply on Wednesday. It had completed scrutiny of only nine stakeholders’ recurrent budget into the $4 billion...

    White Angel killing: Police remind public not to feed speculations

    BY JENNIFER KUSAPA POLICE Commissioner Mostyn Mangau has called on public to refrain from feeding rumours regarding the Chinese woman’s death. He pleads with public to let police investigate and ascertain the truth. In his weekly media...

    Gold Ridge tailings dam rise to dangerous levels

    THE Environment and Conservation Division with the support from the National Disaster Management Office is continuing to monitor the Gold Ridge tailings Dam after water level rose to dangerous levels following heavy rainfall in...

    WPG overspends $2.6M: Report

    BY BEN BILUAGizo THE Provincial Public Account Committee of Western Province found that the province has overspent a total of 2,678,651 as part of its 2020/2021 recurrent expenditure. According to Chair of PPAC, Ramraka Talasasa, the...

    YOU WANT 2023?

    Why 120 Chinese engineers are here By OFANI EREMAE CHINA Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) has strongly defended its decision to bring in 120 Chinese engineers for the construction of the Pacific Games facilities. The workers arrived...

    2,000 seasonal workers by end of year: Gov’t

    By EDDIE OSIFELO GOVERNMENT expects to send 2000 workers to Australia under the Labour Mobility scheme by the end of this year. Currently there are 533 workers in Australia and 291 in New Zealand. Minister of Foreign...

    Siapu, new Mayor

    By Alfred Pagepitu COUNCILLOR for Rove/Lengakiki ward, Edward Siapu has been elected the new Mayor of the Honiara City Council this morning. The election run-off for the mayor post was between Siapu and Vura ward councillor,...

    Viability of DBSI questioned

    By EDDIE OSIFELO MEMBER of Parliament for Small Malaita, Rick Hou has raised concerns over the long-term viability of the Development Bank of Solomon Islands (DBSI). The four areas Hou raised when debating on the $4...