SIRC refutes claim they pull out

The Solomon Islands Red Cross Society (SIRCS) has clarified that they did not pull out their blood collection service as reported in the Solomon Star on Thursday. The SIRCS secretary general Joanne Zoleveke said the organisation only suspended the service temporarily. “SIRC is currently undertaking an internal investigation involving its former staff seconded to the…

Robbery victim disappointed with police

A LECTURER at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus has expressed disappointment with police. The lecturer who wanted his named withheld said his Vura resident was burgled on Thursday. “And when I call police for immediate help, I waited in vain,” he said. He said the burglar broke into his residence…

New Guadalcanal province line-up set, urged to perform

MEMBERS of the new Guadalcanal provincial executive on Thursday took their oaths of allegiance at their Kukum, official headquarters. The executive included Rollen Seleso (Deputy Premier) and Provincial Minister, John Nano (Provincial Minister, for Lands Culture & Tourism), Patrick Koeolia (Women, Sport and Youths), Lazarus Alfred Rina (Provincial Minister for Health and Medical Services), David…

Malaita to elect premier today

MALAITA Province will elect its new premier, Friday. Nomination opened on Thursday and closes at 2:30m pm today to be followed by the election at 3pm. The Assembly has no time to waste because the 30 days given for a new assembly to form a new government lapses today as well. Meanwhile the group led…

Cocoa farmers want gov’t support

COCOA farmers in Ranongha calls on the national government to provide advisory and other forms of support to help them improve their farms. The South Ranongha farmers said many villagers are engaging in cocoa farming but without any assistance from anyone. “Villagers are very interested and have taken the initiative to move into cocoa farming.…

Mbike shooting remains police top priority

POLICE Commissioner Frank Prendergast said the shooting incident at Mbike Island remains a top priority. Mr Prendergast made no updates on the investigation but said an assigned taskforce is making progress. The alleged shooting involving fire arms was carried out by unknown people against elected Members of Parliament who went on retreat prior to the…

Oso denies PM’s involvement claims

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Eight nominated for Malaita speaker’s post

EIGHT people are in for today’s election of a speaker for Malaita. At the close of nomination yesterday, provincial clerk Mathew Maefai confirmed eight people were nominated. Most of them are former members of the assembly. The candidates are; Joseph Au former provincial member for ward one Aoke-langalanga, Titus Fika former chief Education officer for…