GOV’T HALTS CUBA STUDY

THE Government has suspended sending students to Cuba to study medicine. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dr Tenneth Dalipanda revealed this to the Solomon Star on Friday. He said the decision was based on the fact that medical students who graduated from Cuba are still undergoing training at the…

Students actions shocking

SISA to investigate allegation An urgent investigation will be launched into the “unruly behaviour” of a group of Solomon Islands students who are reportedly causing nuisance to their neighbours in Fiji. President of the Solomon Islands Students Association (SISA) in Fiji Elijah Raomae said they will work together with the education attaché to investigate the…

Police raid and uproot garden marijuana

A joint operation between RSIPF Honiara City and Guadalcanal Province uprooted and confiscated about 3,000 marijuana plants today Saturday 12 August 2017. Police uprooted two gardens in two different locations. One location at Mbarande and the other at Mbalesuna, East Guadalcanal. During the raid, the joint operation apprehended an alleged suspect for farming the illegal…

Ella Simata to Japan

I promised to come back after completing my two years of study in Japan to help my beloved country Solomon Islands especially in the field of Tourism. That was according to the 31 years old Ella Lynthia Simata this week. Ms Simata was of the three who were awarded with scholarships from the Japanese International…

Inter-company futsal kicks off today

THE much-anticipated Honiara Inter Company futsal competition is set to kick off this afternoon at the Multi-purpose Hall. Chairperson of the organizing committee, George Capps and Secretary John Dick Tome confirmed this to Star Sports last night. Tome said the competition is purposely organised to give company employees time out from their work stations to…

Wife turns husband to police

POLICE in Gizo, Western Province, have arrested and charged a male adult for allegedly producing homebrew in the township after the suspect’s wife reported the matter to the police. Police confiscated a 20-litre bucket and 70-litre bucket of the illegal homebrew when they arrested the suspect at his home in Gizo on Thursday. The suspect…

NEW BIOCHEMISTRY ANALYSER FOR NRH

The National Referral Hospital [NRH]’s Medical Laboratory has installed a new biochemistry analyser on 8th August by the factory engineer, Mr Li Xianbo. ‘’The installation of the analyser is to replace the old one which was in use for more than 10 years’’, said Director of Medical Laboratory, Mr Alfred Dofai. The new analyser is…

Korean engineers here for Tina Hydro planning

A LARGE team of technical experts from Kwater Corporation and Hyundai Engineering (HEC) is now in the country to progress engineering planning for the Tina Hydro Project. Kwater and HEC are the developers selected by Solomon Islands Government from an international tender process held in 2015. A statement from the Tina Hydro Office in Honiara…