Successful retreat at Don Bosco

THE Holy Cross Cathedral choir ministry over the weekend successfully held their retreat program at Don Bosco Henderson Dominican formation house in East Honiara. The event was held on 18th -20th May with their retreat master Sr Lina MA from Philippine. She serve in the archdiocese of Honiara as missionary of assumption and she present…

NZ’s Helping Hand backs HOH

HEARTS of Hope (HOH) charitable organization based in Malaita province has received a timely donation from the Helping Hand group from New Zealand. Helping Hand has sent a container of clothes, blankets and shoes to Hearts of Hope last week. This timely was made possible through and Jeanette and Mrs Frank Short to Hearts of…

Red carpet welcome for PM in Taipei

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has been accorded a red carpet welcome in Taipei, Republic of China (ROC) Taiwan. The Prime Minister was given a guard of honour at a state ceremony held at the presidential palace on Monday. Prime Minister Houenipwela also held bilateral talks with the ROC Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The Prime Minister…

8 arrested for damage, kwaso brewing

   Police in Malaita Province arrested eight people on 19 May 2018 for alleged damage of properties, using abusive words and brewing of kwaso. It is alleged that on Saturday 19 May 2018, six men in their 20’s and 30’s damaged a kitchen house and a kindergarten school building at Aenakafo, near Malu’u, North Malaita.…

Road work at Independence Valley clarified

WEST Honiara Constituency office on Tuesday has clarified that repair works on the road and drainage system at Independence Valley, White River, West Honiara was made possible through the intervention of the Member of Parliament (MP) Namson Tran. The clarification came following report in the paper yesterday claiming, the work was made possible through a…

Gizo/Kolo go to the polls

The eligible voter of Gizo/Kolombangara constituency in Western Province will cast their votes to choose their Member Parliament, Wednesday. The constituents have been without a Member of Parliament since last November when Jimson Tanaganda lost his seat in an election petition against his 2014 victory. A woman is among the five candidates who will contest…

Lilo plans come-back as polls open, Wednesday

FORMER prime minister Gordon Darcy Lilo says he’s contesting the Gizo-Kolombangara by-election to restore the constituency’s integrity, dignity, respect and recognition of its leadership. Mr Lilo was speaking in his final campaign rally in Gizo town yesterday ahead of today’s polls. He is one of five candidates contesting in the by-election. Close to 1,000 supporters…

Drug shortage crisis

GOV’T UGED: SACK THE PS By CHARLES KADAMANA    OPPOSITION leader Manasseh Maelanga has called for the sacking of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health & Medical Services in the wake of the drug shortage crisis in the country. Mr Maelanga blamed Dr Tenneth Dalipanda for bungling of the procurement of medicine which he…