Peace, the way to national unity

Dear Editor – As the Solomon Islands prepares to celebrate its 38th Anniversary of Independence, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, I believe from a government press statement, has chosen the theme, ‘Embracing Peace for Nation Building’ for this year’s celebration which all citizens’ should reflect upon to move the country forward. Nation building and the theme…

New measures at NRH

THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) this week announced one of the new measures it is implementing as part of efforts to cut costs. It’s this. It will no longer feed guardians looking after sick patients admitted at the hospital. NRH’s chief executive officer Dr Steve Aumanu said this practise will cease as of Friday next…

NTU to facilitate students’ repatriation

THE Ministry of Education’s National Training Unit is facilitating the repatriation of Solomon Islands students studying Papua New Guinea universities. The government after closely monitoring the political situation in PNG agreed to bring home students studying at UPNG, University of Technology (UNITECH) and University of Goroka (UOG). The planned repatriation of SI students is a…

Hospital reduces meals

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara will no longer feeds guardians that look after any sick patient being admitted, as part of efforts to improve nutrition, counter malnutrition on patients and save costs. This new system will come into effect on Friday the 1st of July next month, the Hospital’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO)…

Gov’t officials visit dam, raise concern

GOVERNMENT officials from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Mines and Energy have visited the Tailings Storage Facility (TSF) at Gold ridge last week. The visit was to carry out normal monitoring of the dewatering operations that is still underway. During the visit, those from the Ministry of Environment have raised a concern…

Rid out F7, says Sikua

THE Leader of Independent group Dr Derek Sikua has reiterated his call during the recent parliament sitting on the Minister of Education and Human Resources development (MEHRD) to seriously consider ridding the Form Seven (F7) secondary stream from its education system as early as 2017. Dr Sikua said it is an unnecessary burden to the…

PM accepts request to champion literacy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has accepted an invitation to become the Champion of Literacy for Solomon Islands when he met with representatives of LASI (Literacy Association of Solomon Islands) and READ SI (Resources for Education to Advance Development in Solomon Islands) yesterday. The meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office was requested by the two…