Dengue kit shortage

Diagnostic testing kits for dengue fever has ran out at the Kilu’ufi hospital in Malaita province. Reports reaching the paper on Monday said, the kits were out of stock since last week. However suspicious cases related to the mosquito borne disease continued to be received by the hospital with a couple of patients being admitted.…

Missing trees

Dear Editor – Honiara city has changed landscape. Everyone would agree with me that this happened after most of the trees were cleared off. It’s a sad sight to see some of the old long time standing Christmas tree from Solomon Water/MID to the Mission Place all gone. They were chopped to make way for…

TAX-FREE CAMPAIGN

The Solomon Islands Council of Trade Unions (SITCU) will be announcing a range of actions it would pursue in a national campaign against the recent awarding of tax-free salaries to Members of Parliament (MPs). This would will be done through an external live broadcast in Honiara on Tuesday afternoon. A statement issued yesterday said, this…

Parliament staff get parliamentary law certificates

A total of 16 Staff members from the National Parliament Office were proud recipients of the Tasmania Parliamentary Law, Practice and Procedure (PLPP) course after their graduation on Thursday 27 October at the Heritage Park Hotel. The keynote address was delivered by Honorable Speaker of the National Parliament Ajilon Nasiu where he said capacity building…

Dolphins freed after raid

A joint-operation over the weekend has led to the release of 27 dolphins held captive from floating cages at Mbungana, Central Islands province. The raid involved Compliance Officers from the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). This operation was conducted by the Ministry of Fisheries following reports…