16 babies born on New Year’s Day

SIXTEEN babies were born on New Year’s Day at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara. That’s four more from the12 that were recorded on New Year’s Day last year. NRH’s Clinical Nurse Consultant and Midwife Doris Dudley told the Solomon Star yesterday eight of the babies were female, while another eight were male. “All…

SIBC battles to stay on air

Power cut hits hard on national broadcaster By LYNNISSHA RUNA The national broadcaster, SIBC, is taking drastic and desperate measures to stay on air. This comes after Solomon Power’s recent disconnection of SIBC’s power supply due to a $65,000 outstanding bill.  The national broadcaster, which has the furthest reach and relied on by the rural…

MAN, 50, GETS NINE YEARS

Accused who had sex with minor jailed By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAN in his 50’s who impregnated his 12-year-old step-daughter has been jailed for nine years on Tuesday. The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, was found guilty after a trial for one count of defilement. Justice Emmanuel Kouhota…

Gov’t defends police chief’s appointment

THE Government has defended the appointment of Australian Matthew Varley as the country’s police commissioner. This came after journalist Alfred Sasako published an article in the Island Sun newspaper that claimed the appointment was made under duress. But in a statement issued yesterday, the government said Mr Varley was appointed because the government has confidence…

More GP CITREC graduates in Canada

Vancouver, CANADA: TWO more Graduate’s of Guadalcanal Province & Canadian International Training & Education Corp [CITREC] program have been admitted into Canada with opportunity for jobs and Permanent Residence nomination. Grace Delight Sutahi arrived in Canada late last week and was granted Canadian nomination for Permanent Residence. Ms. Delight is employed as a cook and…

MoFT staff hailed for commitment, effort

STAFF of the Ministry of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) staff received acknowledgment for their commitment and effort rendered towards the Ministry and in facilitating government services this year. Deputy Prime Ministry (DPM) and the Minister of Finance & Treasury (MoFT) Manasseh Sogavare made the acclamation during the Ministry’s (MoFT) 2017 Christmas Party held at the…

PROTEST FAIL

The wished-for protest to oust the regime of president of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) William Lai and his executive by a vocal former national midfielder and founder of West Honiara Royals Football Academy Joel Moffat Konolifilia was unsuccessful. Konofilia’s long time cry and demand for SIFF president to step down hit the brick…