MP Parapolo’s 3-columns policy

A STATEMENT by the prime minister while concluding the debate on the Anti-Corruption Strategy is interesting. Thumbs up to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when he uttered something like this; “it is not wrong to assume that members who got into parliament through corrupt means will continue to practice corruption as a parliamentarian”.   Although these were…

Paracetamol tablets do not contain virus

CLAIMS that some brands of paracetamol 500 mg tablets contained the ‘machupo’ virus are not true. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr Tenneth Dalipanda said they have investigated the claims that were widely circulated in an email and found no reported case of these tablets containing the virus. “The World…

BOGUS DOC WARNING

Public told to shun ‘Dr Filia’ MEDICAL authorities are in the process of asking the police to investigate a young man who failed his medical studies but is pretending to be a doctor and attending to patients. Medical Superintendent of the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Dr Rooney Jagilly confirmed this to the Solomon Star. Early…

DRUG ALERT

Unsafe Panadol may be sold locally in shops PANADOL tablets purchased and distributed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services are safe. But there may be unsafe Panadol products being sold at shops in Honiara and around the country. National Medical Store manager William Horoto made the explanation in response to a widely circulated…

A clear case of fraud

MANAOBA Airport in north Malaita reportedly cost the government $60 million to build. But some three years after the airport was completed, it was yet to open for business. The airport’s runway was not sealed. However, it was built to accommodate Solomon Airline’s Dash-8 aircraft. So it was a sizeable airport. The $60 million the…

LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

Family survives falling boulder FAMILY members residing at the popular White River Cinema at Namoruka got nearly killed yesterday morning when an uphill large boulder tumbled down and damaged the cinema hall. Cinema owner Doreen Van Den Heever recalled the incident. “After our morning tea, we decided to lie down on top of a table…

Taro Airport

Dear Editor – Passengers travelling by Solomon Airlines on route Choiseul to Honiara are now paying additional $100 for a two-way ticket totaling $4,144.00. This is a very expensive and long distance route. Yet travelers to and from this remote province have no choice but pay the price. The National Government should take note of…