Politics Archive January 2022

He said it is likely that many more people have contracted the virus and need to be tested but could not get help because the help lines are either not working or not answered.

COVID-19 Response a Mess: Wale

The Prime Minister and his health minister must admit that they are currently presiding over a mess as a result of two years of negligence of a COVID outbreak in the country.
LSC distribution team delivering food supplies to isolated households.

‘Isolation Households’ Assisted With Food and Water

The Livelihood Sector Committee (LSC) of the National Disaster Operation Committee (N-DOC) has commenced its Food and Water distribution support to ‘Isolation Households’ within the Honiara Emergency Zone yesterday.
The Prime Minister says Honiara is now the epicenter of the outbreak and it must be contained and controlled.

4 Day Lockdown Starts Tomorrow

A 4 days lockdown period has been declared for Honiara Emergency Zone starting tommorow, 25th January 2022 at 6pm to 6pm Saturday, 29th January 2022.
The two flights will deliver 19 tonnes of supplies, including 100 oxygen concentrators, masks, gloves, infection control equipment and other PPE.

Australia Delivers Medical Supplies to Help in COVID-19 Outbreak

Australia has delivered the first of two deliveries of medical supplies to the Solomon Islands.
“Prioritize the lives of our people and the health care system and infrastructures to tackle this current outbreak."

Redirect 2023 Games Funds to Fight COVID-19: Wale

Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale has urged the Government to redirect resources to COVID health facilities and response services.
“This is a health crisis and all information are important and necessary for people to be well informed and so that we can establish a proper response strategy as well,” he said.

Opposition Leader Questions Inconsistences in PM’s Public Address

Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale has urged the Government to come clean following inconsistencies in the Prime Minister’s recent addresses.
"The 4 suspected positive cases are close contacts of the 10 people who illegally entered our borders on Sunday 9th of January 2022 and landed at Pelau village, Ontong Java from Tasman Island of the Autonomous Region of Bougainville."

Health Investigates Possible COVID Cases on Ontong Java After Illegal Border Crossing

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is investigating 4 people at Pelau village in Ontong Java suspected of COVID-19 infection.
The training is to simulate real life situations when multiple incidents are happening at the same time in different locations.

RSIPF and AFP Engage in Public Order Trainings

Police Response Team (PRT) of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) completed level three Public Order Management (POM) training, which was conducted by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) Specialist Tactical Group at Rove police headquarters on 10 January 2022.
Accepting the letter of introduction, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare welcomed the new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands.

British Envoy Presents Credentials to Prime Minister

The incoming British High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, His Excellency Thomas Edward Coward presented his letter of introduction to the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands Hon. Manasseh Sogavare today.
Fleet Solomons Company Managing Director Kensley Manu formally handover the $300,000 worth of Outboard Motor Engines to MP for Temotu Vatud Constituency Freda Rotutafi Rangirei and CDO Justine Tanema.

Temotu Vatud Constituents to Benefit from 300k Fishing and Transportation Project

Member of Parliament for Temotu Vatud Constituency (TVC) Honourable Freda Rotutafi Rangirei has received eleven 15-horse and two 40-horse power outboard motor engines (OBM) from the Government Preferred Supplier, Fleet Solomons a locally owned company.
Sogavare reiterated that with this confirmation from the Ministry of Health, our official figure of Covid-19 cases diagnosed in the country now stands at 25.

SI Registers One Additional Covid-19 Case

The country has registered one additional Covid-19 case.
We now have the two most transmissible and deadliest variants of Covid-19 in the country.

SI Registers First Delta and Omicron Covid-19 Variant Cases

The Ministry of Health has advised that the case from Dubai is of the Delta variant and the three from Fiji are of the Omicron variant.
"Given the request for a longer presence, and through our kotahitanga principle, we will continue to work alongside our Solomon Islands and regional whanau over the next few months as we play our part in upholding regional security and building a more resilient Pacific," Nanaia Mahuta said.

Support by New Zealand Defence Force in Solomon Islands Extended

New Zealand Defence Force and Police deployment to help restore peace and stability to Solomon Islands is being scaled down and extended.