BOY DIED OF DENGUE

Cases increasing at alarming rate, says doctor A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy died of dengue at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara last Friday. The death was the first since the hospital started receiving cases of dengue fever last week. “The boy was admitted at the hospital on Thursday after a private clinic referred him to us,”…

PERFECT EXAMPLE

SOLOMON Islands and Vanuatu are showing good examples to the world on solving issues on the maritime boundaries. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this after Solomon Islands signed a Maritime Boundary Agreement with his counter-part from Vanuatu, Charlot Salawai in Port Vila last Friday. Sogavare said the signing came about after 33 years and based…

Australian firm to build water project here

A CONTRACT to undertake a major upgrade of Honiara’s water infrastructure has been awarded to Australian-based Joint Venture Contractors Reeves International and CCB Envico, Solomon Water announced on Wednesday. The SOE held an international call for tenders earlier in the year, and received submissions from local and international companies, with Reeves International and CCB Envicowinning…

Robbery pre-trial yet to start

THE pre-trial hearing on the case of the men accused of robbing two Asians outside of the Bank of South Pacific (BSP) at Point Cruz earlier this year is yet to be conducted. This was because the pre-trial documents are yet to be finalised between the prosecution and the defence counsels. The matter was mentioned…

Accused seek bail

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Beauty contestant hits back at critics

MISS Solomons contestant Sara Cave has defended her participation in this year’s show. The part Australian-Solomon Islander came under scrutiny over the past days, with questions being raised about her eligibility. On Wednesday, the 20-year-old contestant retorted: “I originated from Malaita (Fataleka) and Rendova (Lokuru) as well as Australia. “I was born at the National…

VEKE CHALLENGES GOV’T

‘Governments Covering Unhealed Wounds’ Guadalcanal Provincial Premier Anthony Veke has challenged the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government that it must reconcile with communities in South Guadalcanal. This was because in 2001 and 2002, a patrol boat owned by the Solomon Islands Government open fired on innocent children, women and men in south Guadalcanal. In…

Ms Enoch: Do your best 

The current reining Miss Solomon Islands beauty pageant has urged the six pageant contestants to perform to their best. Deanne Enoch highlighted this when she met the contestants at Coral Sea Resort on Sunday. She urged each of them to do their best in the upcoming event. She further challenged the winner of the competition…

MV Sitka salvaged, still not allowed here

Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) has maintained its stand that it will not accept the Tongan registered vessel MV Sitka into the country’s water. SIMSA director Captain Tim Harris reiterated this after reports has emerged that the vessel has been salvaged from the reef off Kadavu in Fiji. The boat was on its way…