Cuban trained doctors

Dear Editor – Again Solomon Star chose the above item as its head line news on its Monday August 29 issue. That article is a very serious issue in as far as the bilateral agreement with Cuba is concerned, SIG medical training policy, institutions involved and a host of other protocols. Some of us understand…

Quake, but no tsunami threat

THERE was no immediate tsunami threat to the Solomon Islands following an undersea tremor on Monday afternoon. The underwater earthquake occurred around 12pm,  near latitude 10.8 degrees South and Longitude 166.2 degrees East, at approximately 10 kilometers Southeast of Santa Cruz Island in the Temotu Province. It was measured at a magnitude 4.5 on the…

MMF hits back

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has hit back at Grassroots Association of Solomon Islands (GASI) after it defended its director, Johnny Sy. MMF last week called on the government to remove Sy from Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board after it allegedly used his influence to import Pacific rice from overseas. However, Grassroots Association of Solomon…

Gizo residents lauds Consumer Affairs, GTC

RESIDENTS of Gizo, the provincial capital of the Western Province have commended the great work done by the Consumer Affairs team within the Ministry of Commerce and the Gizo Town Council for confiscating the huge haul of expired goods last week. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said that last Wednesday, officers from both the Consumer…

Tovosia, Veke speak out after discharge

Member of Parliament (MP) for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia has expressed gratitude saying he can now work freely to serve his people. Tovosia made the statement on Monday after the court acquitted him and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke of all the charges they have been facing. Tovosia thanked his legal representative and everyone who supported…

MMF hits back

MALAITA Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has hit back at Grassroots Association of Solomon Islands (GASI) after it defended its director, Johnny Sy. MMF last week called on the government to remove Sy from Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) board after it allegedly used his influence to import Pacific rice from overseas. However, Grassroots Association of Solomon…

PNG High Commissioner welcomes new Chief Magistrate

The PNG High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, H.E. Mr. Fred Yakasa officially welcomed John Numapo as the new Chief Magistrate of Solomon Islands at a welcome reception hosted by the High Commissioner at their new Chancery Office in Honiara on Thursday. The reception was attended by Mr Numapo, Permanent Secretary for Justice,Mr.Freddy Mesa,the Deputy Chief…

Grassroots group defends call to remove Sy

The Grassroots Association of Solomon Islands says the call by MMF President Charles Dausabea to remove Director Johnny Sy from the SIPA Board has no grounds. “There absolutely are no grounds at all,” Association President Henry Maniasi said in an interview on Sunday. Mr Maniasi was responding to a call by Mr Dausabea for the…

Trainee doctors fail exam

MOST of the Solomon Islands medical students who have graduated from Cuba and are currently on probation at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) have failed their Medical Dental Board (MDB) exam. The test was conducted by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) after months of attachment at the hospital. Once they pass this…