Health data management policies needed

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services lacks data management policies and need to legislate relevant Act to safeguard it. It also lacks of data protection legislation for privacy purposes. These are the research findings presented during the National Health symposium held in Honiara this week by one of the local academics, Ronney Kenitahana who…

New $10 note out today

THE Central Bank of Solomon Islands announces the introduction of the new $10 note, the fourth banknote in the new family of banknotes, which also starts circulating today. “The new $10 banknote incorporates state of the art security features and stunning visual representations of the islands’ rich cultural heritage,” a statement from CBSI said. “The…

In court with Assumpta Buchanan

Oto’s pre-trial Dec 8 CONTINUATION of the pre-trial conference on the case of a former government officer accused of obtaining more than $800,000 of public funds through dishonest tender will be conducted on December 8. The pre-trial conference on the case of Stephen Jude Oto who faces 11 counts of official corruption was conducted on…

Garu: police make progress

MINISTER for Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Moses Garu says the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) is progressing on the right trend in this post RAMSI era. Speaking on the floor of parliament during the Motion of Sine Die on Monday, Mr Garu urged the country to trust the work of the police.…

Gov’t urged to help

PROVINCIAL premiers and the Deputy Mayor of Honiara City have strongly repeated their call on the National Government to allocate adequate resources to strengthen the revenue collection capacity of provincial governments. The provincial leaders resounded the call on day two of the 9th Premier’s Conference currently underway in Auki, Malaita Province, following presentations by a…

A call to reactivate Avu-Avu Police post

A FORMER Councillor of Peace and Monitoring Council Casper Joseph Fa’asala calls on responsible authorities to reactivate the police post at AvuAvu. He made the appeal in response to recent incidents of rape and murder in the Weathercoast area of Guadalcanal. Mr Fa’asalas aid this issues and conflicts will never stop; it has been going…

ON HOLD

USP holds back students’ grades due to arrears By SIMON ABANA HUNDREDS of government-sponsored students’ final grades are on-hold due to unpaid arrears incurred in semester two of the 2017 academic year. Severely hit are students studying at the University of the South Pacific’s (USP) Laucala and Honiara campuses. USP released semester two grades this…