OFC president here

President of the Solomon Islands Football federation (SIFF) William Lai has described the visit of the FIFA Vice president and president of the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC), David Chung as very important for the development of football in the country. Chung arrived yesterday along with the Secretary General of OFC, Tai Nicholas. Lai said since…

Police prosecution warned

A HONIARA Magistrate has warned the police prosecution that he will strike off an attempted rape matter if they fail to appear in court on August 22. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga issued the warning yesterday when mentioning the matter of Eddie Paul in the absence of the police prosecution who are in carriage of this…

NRH planned relocation

Dear Editor – It is expected the NRH Accident and Emergency Ward will be relocated to two temporary buildings in September to allow an inspection and assessment of the present A&E Ward for damage caused by last year’s earthquake. The planned move was announced in the National Parliament on Tuesday, by the Minister of Health…

NRH donation

Dear Editor – Thanks to the very kind and generous donation of a Brisbane based doctor and staff members of Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology Laboratory, also in Brisbane, the NRH has received 400 kilos of much needed equipment, including a bacterial incubator, a refrigerator, computers, a printer, scanner, a bath and some chairs. Delivery of the…

110 yr old to get medal

Dear Editor – According to a broadcast on Radio New Zealand International on Wednesday, and quoting Sir Bruce Saunders in Honiara, a local 110 year old gentleman, a former Coastwatcher during the battle of Guadalcanal in the Second World War, is to receive a medallion at the 75th Battle of Guadalcanal Anniversary celebrations. The medallion…

Juvenile’s sentence today

A 17-YEAR-OLD juvenile who broke into a house in Honiara and stole valuable properties will be sentenced today in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. This was after the juvenile, who could not be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to one count of house break-in, Tuesday. His matter was mentioned yesterday in a closed court before…

BIG GOVT SHAKE-UP

Lusibaea, Pacha, Manetoali terminated, major Cabinet reshuffle expected PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has terminated three of his ministers in a major Cabinet shake-up that will also see a number of ministerial changes in the coming days. Axed are Minister of Infrastructure Development (MID) Jimmy Lusibaea, Minister of Environment and Conservation Samuel Manetoali and Minister of…

Solomon Airlines steps in to help with delivery of vital hospital equipment donation

Solomon Airlines has played a major role in enabling a donation of much needed medical equipment to reach the National Referral Hospital in Honiara. The donation, which includes a vital bacterial incubator, is thanks to the efforts of Brisbane-based medico, Dr Claire Heney along with Brisbane-based Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology staffers, scientist Wendy Jackson and Dr…