Land dispute, threats

 …. Lead to temporary closure of Good Samaritan Hospital Good  Samaritan Hospital at Tetere, Guadalcanal Plains has now been re-opened after it was temporarily  closed on  Friday 18th September.  A press statement from the hospital management said, the chairman of the hospital board  Dr. Joel Denty, had directed the closure of the hospital services after…

New city patrol for HCC

The Honiara City Council Law Enforcement (HCC) division has received a new vehicle from the HCC Executive and management. The new vehicle, which will be used for city patrols is the second to be allocated to the division this year. Chairman of the Law Enforcement Division Cr. Charles Aiwosuga said,it has been a priority for…

PM: CRPD can be ratified

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare said Solomon Islands Government’s ratification of the international human rights treaty of the United Nations for the protection of the rights of persons with disability can be done in Solomon Islands. The Prime Minister made this remark when the President of People with Disability in Solomon Islands (PWDSI) Casper Fa’asala…

Awareness on disability

A ONE day awareness program to raise human rights of people with disabilities was organized last month in Makira Ulawa province. The program was held at Parainamaro, Wainoni area on 31st of August. A charitable group from the Catholic Church organized the event which was held at zone 1. Zone 1 communities covered areas of…

Temotu premier’s fate today

TEMOTU provincial executive members will this morning convene a meeting in Lata to discuss the fate of their current premier as to whether he will continue to lead or step down. Speaker to the Temotu Provincial Assembly Johnson Levela confirmed this from Lata in an interview with the Solomon Star. Mr Levela said,  he has…

$1.2m deal to use fuel pipe

THE Western Provincial Assembly over the weekend has signed a USD$1.2million (SBD$9m) deal with the South Pacific Oil Limited (SPOL) for the use of its pipeline in Noro, Western province. The two years contract was signed so that SPOL can use the pipeline at Noro for fuel supply purposes. The property is owned by the…

Belgium , EU envoy visit Don Bosco

On Friday His Excellency Leoniadas Tezapsidis, Ambassador of the European Union and  High Excellency Jean-Luc Bodson, Ambassador of Belgium,  paid a courtesy visit to Don Bosco Henderson at 3.00 PM. They were welcomed by the school community as they assembled to close school for the week.  Both the Ambassadors gave short messages to the school.…

PM says sorry

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has apologised to the Renbel Provincial Government (RPG) and its people following the unannounced visit by the Forestry Minister and Permanent Secretary to the province last week. Last Monday Minister Bartholomew Parapolo and his PS Vaeno Vigulu visited Asia Pacific Investment Development Ltd’s (APID) agro forestry on Rennell Island without informing…

Leni defends SIP ‘big pay’

Yow is highest paid state-owned enterprise CEO SOLOMON Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board chairman Nolen Leni has defended the lucrative pay package SIPA is paying its Singaporean-hired chief executive officer. Under his current contract, Collin Yow draws a net salary of USD$500,000 (approximately $4 million) a year. He was also entitled to a serviced apartment…