Auki Market face-lift soon

Security fencing and increasing access to facilities for people with disabilities will be priorities for Auki Market’s revamp following requests from market management, vendors and others who use the marketplace. The recommendations are from the first formal Auki Market Infrastructure Task Force Meeting, held 9 February, that brought together representatives from Auki Market Vendor Association,…

Top health team visit Malaita

HEALTH related cases like pneumonia and meningitis have dropped in Malaita province in the last five years due to the National Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). Director of Reproductive and Child Health Division, Dr Divi Ogaoga confirmed this after a team consisting of Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) representatives, United Nations Children’s Fund…

KWASO KILLS 4

TOP medical surgeons at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) have warned of a real danger posed by consuming kwaso (home-brew) following four deaths over the past one and half month of this year . Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview last night Dr Rooney Jagilly, NRH’s Medical Superintendent and Head of the…

BEST ASSET HOTEL

SINPF defends investment in Heritage Park By CHARLES KADAMANA HERITAGE Park Hotel in Honiara is one of Solomon Islands’ National Provident Fund’s (SINPF) best performing assets. That’s according to SINPF general manager Mike Wate. “Heritage Park Hotel Limited had returned more than 60% of SINPF’s original capital of $28 million for its 10% equity in…

GOVT BOWS TO PRESSURE

No reduction on PA salaries and benefits MORE than 20 political appointees (PAs) under the new Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change (SIDCC) Government are yet to formalise their employment contracts as negotiations over their salaries and benefits have become a sticking point for the Rick Hou-led Government. Sources at the Office of the Prime…