TSI lauds gov’t over $17M CT scan funds

TRANSPARENCY Solomon Islands has commended the government for listening to public outcry to resource the National Referral Hospital.  “This is welcoming news to note that the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement approved $17 million for the complex to house the Computer Tomography (CT) Scan machine,” a TSI statement said. “TSI applauds government and wishes to…

Sade is new GP premier

FRANCIS Sade, Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) for Sahalu Ward 2,is the newly elected Premier for Guadalcanal Province.  He was elected unopposed on Monday. His nominators were Alfred Lini Siake, MPA for Valasi Ward and Amaziah Keith Rubo, MPA for Malango Ward. The new premier is a former Development consultant and program manager at the…

WHY THEY SACK ME

Ashley claims axing politically-driven By AATAI J. LAUNGI    SACKED secretary to the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board Charles Ashley says he believes his termination was related to a national Government $50 million request, which the last board rejected. Government wanted the funds to purchase the Hells Point land in east Honiara from Lever…

$17M for CT SCAN

The Solomon Islands Government through a Cabinet decision has approved a sum of SBD$17.8 million dollars to design and build the complex to house the Computer Tomography (CT) scan machine. This is part of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA)’s 100 Days policy priorities The money will also be used for the management of…

Locals graduate from Taiwan Uni

Four Solomon Islands students have graduated with flying colours yesterday, from the I-Shou University in Kaohsiung city, Taiwan. Moreen John Dusaru, Lima Maedia, Delma Ragoso and Ella Malatugu, graduated with post-baccalaureate degree in Medicine from the University’s School of Medicine for International students. These students graduated from a four-year M.D. program (taught in English for…

Bus drivers warned

Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Matthew Varley appeals to drivers of public buses to use bus stops merely to drop and pick up passengers and not to spend too long at the bus stops causing traffic jams in the centre of Honiara City. Commissioner Varley explains: “The bus stops are provided…

BILIKIKI DOWN, NOT OUT

Tahiti too strong for our boys By CARLOS ARUAFU OCEANIA’s defending Beach Soccer Champions have proven too strong for the country’s Beach Soccer team, Bilikiki in their final pool match, Friday. Tahiti ended the match with a convincing 11-6. The Bilikiki side started the match with its super-5 – Fred Hale on goal, Allen Farobo…

GOV’T TO LIMIT PAs

Appointees to sign contracts next week By ANDREW FANASIA THE Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) will limit the number of Political Appointees (PA). And those appointed are expected to sign their contracts next week. That’s according to the Special Secretary to the Prime Minister (SSPM) Albert Kabui. He confirmed yesterday that the Government has…

NEW ADVISER TO MAYOR?

Sore may get new role in city council By ANDREW FANASI   A NEW post will be created within the Honiara City Council Office to accommodate an adviser to the city mayor, sources have disclosed. And they say controversial high-profile former public servant and political appointee Rence Sore will be given this new post. Sore…