Islanders blame lack of clinic for deaths

PEOPLE of liuaniua Islands, Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) are urging the new government to ensure the remote island has a health centre. The call follows what they described as ‘avoidable deaths’ if a health centre is on the island. Former provincial member for MOI Wilson Sangahu said during the Christmas period, there were 10 deaths…

We need good leaders: Sir Albert

This nation needs good leaders from the national level right down to the provincial and community level, says Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. He said we need to have the right men and women in positions of responsibility who will lead by example. Sir Albert was speaking at the opening of the Legal Year held…

PM assured support for Tina Hydro Project

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has been impressed with the progress made by the Tina Hydro Development Project team when the group met and briefed him on the developments. The group Include Project Manager Mark France, Strategic Advisor Paul Roughan and Fred Conning, Technical Advisor. During the briefing, the Prime Minister was told that the…

DCC, SICCI agree to work in alliance board

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has assured the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) of his Democratic Coalition for Change Government’s commitment to work in alliance with its stakeholders to create a more enabling environment for investment in Solomon Islands. The Prime Minister made the assurance when the Chair to the SICCI Board…

CJ calls on gov’t to boost judiciary

The government’s slow or non responses to requests sought for increases or improvements within the judiciary is unsatisfactory and must not be tolerated, says the Chief Justice Sir Albert Palmer. Sir Albert made the statement at the opening of the Legal Year on Monday at the High Court. Sir Albert said the Judiciary is the…

Doses worth $1.5m set to be in clinics

NEXT month, 63,000 doses of Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccines (PCV) worth approximately 1.5 million SBD, will be available in all clinics providing immunization services. This is to ensure that all children especially those under 1 year of age can have access to the vaccines and be protected against Pneumococcus – a bacterium that causes pneumonia, meningitis,…