New charge to ship dead body to Malaita

Shipping companies servicing Malaita Province through the Honiara-Auki route are being asked to abide by the Malaita Provincial Executive decision and policy when it comes to transporting dead bodies on ships to Malaita. According to the Malaita Provincial Executive decision, shipping companies operating the route should only charge $500 for a deceased body. The executive…

Teen jailed for rape

A TEENAGER accused of raping his cousin sister and impregnated her in 2018 has been sentenced to one year imprisonment, Monday. The young man who cannot be named for legal reasons committed the offence when he was only 16 years old. The victim was 13 years old at that time. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga said…

Easing of social distancing at schools discussed

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) will start looking at easing off social distancing in schools within the emergency zones. Speaking at a recent talk back show, MEHRD Deputy Secretary and chairman of the MEHRD COVID-19 communication oversight committee James Bosamata said following a meeting held with the Ministry of Health and…

MORGUE UNDER SPOTLIGHT

‘Morgue workers milk NRH through embalming fees’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) is losing millions of dollars from embalming services provided by the only NRH morgue through individuals teaming up with a couple of doctors. A close reliable source within NRH described the payment deal as a clear act of corruption that…

Chichinge celebrates water supply project 

CHICHINGE community in Malango ward, Central Guadalcanal was alive on Friday to celebrate the completion of a water supply project funded under the Rural Development project (RDP). The unveiling of the project was held at the community much to excitement of the community because for the first time water is now at their door step.…

 Chiefs want NDMO to respond

A CHIEF of Sandfly Island in Gela Central Province is calling on to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to provide disaster relief supplies to their community. Speaking to this paper over the weekend chief George Selwyn Loli of Leitongo district claimed they are also the victims of the recent tropical cyclone Harold. “But for…

SOLMAT deployed to border

Solomon Islands Medical Assistance Team (SOLMAT) comprising of medical doctors, surveillance and contact tracing personals have again been deployed to the western border over the weekend. This is to support Western Provincial Health Emergency Operation Centre (PHEOC) to respond to potential entry and community transmission of COVID-19 at Komaliae village in the Shortland Islands, a…