A bold new vision

In a report released by the WHO today, Thursday, 23 March 2017, (from which I quote) “A bold new plan developed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, with support from WHO, sets out the Pacific nation____s roadmap towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. “The plan defines what services are to…

NO MORE PAYMENT

…For all ex-combatants by government THE six million ($6m) paid by government to ex-combatants in 2015 and 2016 are the final cash payout to be made for the former fighters. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) Justus Denni when he appeared before the…

Lucky families

Two families counted themselves lucky when a vehicle veered off the road and stopped just in front of their homes in the early hours of Saturday at Lengakiki. The incident happened at around 3am. Bakana Longasaliu told the Sunday Star a mango tree in front of his house stopped the rolling hilux from destroying his…

Benefits of teak tree

Teak is one of the popular trees planted in almost every corner of the country. It was said to be a highly commercial tree species. A report from the Ministry of Forest said teak was a species which was recommended for many situations in country. It was a timber which was highly regarded in the…

Vasuni queries loggers

Central Province to meet over logging operation Central Islands Provincial will convene an urgent meeting this week to discuss a logging company’s operations and compliance issues. Tropical Logging Company landed with its machineries two weeks ago at Voghovavala point, Nautuha District, with informing the provincial executive. The incident prompted widespread criticism of the provincial administration’s…

Police set to sign new pact with Indonesia

A DRAFT Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the Indonesian National Police is expected to be signed soon. The MoU is focused on cooperation to prevent and combat transnational crimes and building international police capacity. Supervising minister of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Peter…

Briefing for seasonal workers

FORTY seasonal workers bound for New Zealand have received a pre-departure briefing in preparation for their work programmeunder the Recognized Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme. Officials from the Labour Mobility Unit (LMU) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, which oversees the New Zealand RSE Scheme and the Australia Seasonal Worker Program, conducted the…

Chiefs condemn waste oil spillage

CHIEFS and people of North West Guadalcanal have condemned the dumping of waste oil at Tabulivu Point. Speaking to Solomon Star North West Guadalcanal stringer John Toki, Chief Batista Kaoni said responsible authorities must remove these toxic waste oil containers immediately. “I want to tell our Member of Parliament Honourable Bodo Dettke and our provincial…

Training squad named

SOLOMON Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has named 23 players who will make up the training squad for the upcoming 3rd stage of the World Cup Qualifier. The list was confirmed to Star Sports on Friday. Training days for the selected squad are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. “Training times are from 3pm to 5pm,’’ Henry Fa’arodo…