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…

ANTI-CORRUPTION BILL TABLED

PRIME Minister, Rick Hou, has tabled the ‘Anti-Corruption Bill 2017’ in Parliament yesterday after it was withdrawn last year by his former predecessor, Manasseh Sogavare. The Bill was the flagship of the former Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government’s anti-corruption policies and aimed to establish the framework for an independent commission against corruption. Speaking in…

Drug shortage to end soon

THE current drug shortage experienced at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) and other clinics in the city will end soon. This was the assurance given to the prime minister, Rick Hou, and his visiting team, when touring the National Medical store at Ranadi, east Honiara, Thursday. Manager of the national medical store, William Horoto, said…

Woman arrested for assaulting in-law

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting her 62-year-old mother-in- law at Halavo Village, in Big Ngella, Central Province last Tuesday, 10 July 2018. Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Central Province Superintendent Patricia Leta said, “The victim is currently admitted at the Tulagi Hospital with swollen ribs, hands and face.” PPC Leta…

Parliament resumes today

The 7th meeting of this 10th Parliament which was adjourned on Monday 9th April 2018 will resume today the 18th of July 2018. As stated in the Provisional Order Paper (POP). Parliament will begin with the Administration of Oaths, whereby, Hon. Lanelle Olandrea Tanangada will swear into office as the new MP for Gizo/ Kolombangara…

Taiwan donates medical supplies

THE Taiwanese government on Tuesday stepped in to donate medical supplies worth SBD$80,000 to the National Referral Hospital (NRH). This was part of its quick response to the current drug situation which, is said to be in short supply at the country’s main hospital in Honiara. As a faithful developing partner in health sector, the…