Munda’s unique museum

There is something unique and perhaps different about Peter Joseph World War II Memorial Museum at Munda, Western Province, compared to museums elsewhere. First, it is perhaps the only museum in the region that you’ll find mostly personal items of soldiers who fought in WWII. Secondly, these items were not labelled or captioned as is…

Still no funds for Solomon Games

THE Renbel Solomon Games Task Force and Local Organizing Committee (LOC) are still waiting for the final tranche of funds from the Government to host the Games. According to the Premier of the Rennel Bellona Province, Collin Singamoana, there is still no green light from the Government. “So far there has been no positive sign…

Body in morgue for three months

Bad stench prompts public to call for its quick removal By CHARLES KADAMANA Body of a foreigner believed to be Russian, who died in Honiara some three months ago, is still being kept at the National Referral Hospital’s morgue. But it’s getting bad and the stench it is releasing is becoming unbearable for those attending…

Next gov’t must prioritise new NRH

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) Hograno /Kia/Havulei constituency in Isabel province Jeremiah Manele says the next government must seriously work on the new National Referral Hospital (NRH) in 2019. The caretaker Minister for Ministry for Development, Planning and Aid Coordination in the SIDCG Rick Hou led Government made this call during his Sine Die motion…

PM spells out cost cutting measures

PRIME Minister Rick Hou says his government has been able to stabilise the country’s fiscal situation during its tenure in office. Mr Hou assumed leadership late last year after his predecessor Manasseh Sogavare was ousted in a no-confidence vote. Speaking in parliament during his sine die speech, Mr Hou said when he came into power…

Tito: no sale of scholarships

REPORTS claiming certain officials within the Ministry of Educational and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) are selling government funded scholarships to students are “all fabrication”. That’s according to the National Training Unit (NTU) director Clement Tito. Mr Tito said students claiming to be paying for scholarships from NTU officials should not be running to the media…

Communities must join in beetle fight

CHIEF Biosecurity Officer from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Max Kolubalona appeals on all communities to participate actively in the fight against eradicating coconut rhinoceros beetle. In an interview with the Solomon Star he said that the fight is very important that everyone must actively participate in. “Communities must take this seriously and…