PM urges health bosses to step up effort

THE Minister of Health and his Permanent Secretary have to carry out stronger leadership in ensuring shortage of essential drugs never happen again, Prime Minister Rick Hou says. Speaking to local journalists on Thursday morning, Mr Hou, said that the current drugs shortage in the country is under the health leaders’ watch and they need…

Govt rebuffs report

The Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change Government (SIDCCG) has clarified the front page article of the Island Sun issue of Thursday 19th July 2018 entitled “Govt’s Decisive Steps on Drug Crisis” published in the Island Sun on Thursday, 19 July 2018. A statement from the Government Communications Unit on Thursday stated, “The article is…

Meeting to fight CRB held successfully

A MEETING over a clean-up plan to manage Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) was successfully held, Wednesday. Advisor to the Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle (CRB) National Taskforce, Bob Macfarlane, said the meeting was basically to work on a new project funded under the New Zealand Government to help eradicate the CRB in the Solomon Islands. Mr. Macfarlane…

Local Fulton community celebrates independence

THE Solomon Islands community in and around Nadi, Fiji, on Sunday 8th July celebrated the country’s 40th anniversary celebration. The event commenced with a flag rising ceremony on Sunday morning. This was followed by a morning tea. The ceremony was graced with the presence of about 100 local Adventist teachers who attended an educational leaders…

Western Province Bolsters Women’s Inclusion With Launch of Women’s Policy

Gizo, 18 July 2018 –The Western Provincial Government has affirmed its commitment to addressing gender and women’s issues with the launch of its first-ever women’s policy. The Western Province Women’s Empowerment and Transformation Policy for Development is a blueprint for the strategies, projects and programmes the province can use to address obstacles that prevent women…

Concert to buy medicine

THE newly established Honiara Bands Association (HBA) is planning to organise a two day live band concert to raise money for the National Referral Hospital (NRH) this weekend. The group which, is a newly formed association was recently established to become voice for all live bands in Honiara. The event will be hosted based on…

Challenges on ACB highlighted

BILLS and Legislative Committee chairman, Matthew Wale, has highlighted some challenges the Anti-Corruption Bill (ACB) 2017 will encounter after its passage in Parliament. Speaking during the second reading of the Bill in Parliament yesterday, Wale, said out of 16 recommendations made by the Committee to government, only two recommendations were taken on board. He said…

New MP takes oath

SPEAKER of Parliament, Ajilon Nasiu has welcomed the newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) for Gizo Kolombangara, Lanelle Tanagada, Wednesday.   Mrs Tanagada took her oath before the clerk and vowed to represent her people and the country.   Prior to her oath, Prime Minister Rick Hou appointed her as new Minister for Home Affairs.…

CALL TO ACT

A GROUP of photographers Wednesday took to the street in Honiara to take photos of local citizens holding a flyer calling on the government to address the current drug situation affecting the country’s health system. Members of a local photographers group who called themselves ‘One-more-shot’ team walked through the street from Honiara City Council all…