Tovosia, Veke speak out after discharge

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia has expressed gratitude saying he can now work freely to serve his people. Tovosia made the statement on Monday after the court acquitted him and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke of all the charges they have been facing. Tovosia thanked his legal representative and everyone who supported…

MMF hits back

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has hit back at Grassroots Association of Solomon Islands (GASI) after it defended its director, Johnny Sy. MMF last week called on the government to remove Sy from Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board after it allegedly used his influence to import Pacific rice from overseas. However, Grassroots Association of Solomon…

Trainee doctors fail exam

MOST of the Solomon Islands medical students who have graduated from Cuba and are currently on probation at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) have failed their Medical Dental Board (MDB) exam. The test was conducted by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) after months of attachment at the hospital. Once they pass this…

Truthfulness in communications and reconciliation the only ways forward

Last week the Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Sogavare, launched the Information Technology Society of Solomon Islands (ITSSI) when he said the establishment of ITSSI provided an excellent opportunity for the Solomon Islands Government to obtain its professional views on the draft National Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Policy. Prime Minister Sogavare, added during the official…

Just Play shortlisted for award

The OFC Just Play Emergency Programme was shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Innovation Award.  One year on from the devastation of Tropical Cyclone Pam and six months on from Tropical Cyclone Winston, the Just Play Emergency Programme has been shortlisted for the Beyond Sport Innovation award in recognition of the work in both Vanuatu and…

Manuopo Health Clinic

Dear Editor – A news bulletin on Monday’s SIBC news claimed the Manuopo Health Clinic in the Reef Islands would be better closed as the conditions at the clinic are now so bad it is unfit to be used by sick patients and nursing staff. The report was initiated by Richard Bapo, the Balipa Community…