SURVIVORS WERE IN SEARCH OF FOOD

IT has emerged that five Temotuans who were adrift at sea for 15 days last month were on their way to collect food from Utupua in the Reef Islands when they met rough seas. “I understand they went to Utupua Island to bring food to their atoll island of Nifiloli where food is scarce occasionally…

THE GOOD NEWS OF THE 4TH USP CAMPUS

We ended this week on a high note. After years of discussions, a false start, and so on, the green light has finally been given for the Solomon Islands to host the 4th Campus of the University of the South Pacific – a very important national project. Construction work will soon begin.  China’s State-owned Enterprise…

DROWNING IN THE RISING TIDE OF NCDs 

IN 2019 a 22-year-old Solomon Islander diagnosed with type 2 diabetes presented to the eye clinic with eye complications of diabetes called neovascularization retinopathy, a severe form of diabetic retinopathy. Her family was able to send her to Australia at that time for the urgent treatment of the blinding eye condition in a desperate bid…

Landowners accuses Solomon Water

KONGULAI landowners at upper Tamuni and Kongulai said the accusation made by Solomon water Chief Executive Officer Ian Gooding about the illegal milling operation is baseless and not true. They were responding to Solomon Water’s media statement that appeared in this paper on Monday. Solomon Water CEO stated that recent investigations by Solomon Water into…

DJOKOVIC LOSES CITIZENSHIP 

Prime Minister’s Chief of Staff loses rights to vote, faces $50, 000 fine or five years in jail THE Prime Minister’s nephew and Chief of Staff, Robson Djokovic, has lost the right as a citizen to vote in an election in the Solomon Islands, the High Court ruled, Friday. Djokovic faces a maximum penalty of…