GOV’T BEHIND TIME: MANELE

THE Opposition Group has reminded the government to table the 2017 Annual budget in time. This came after the government failed to stick to the time schedule of the Public Financial Management Act. Opposition leader, Jeremiah Manele told the opening session of Parliamenton Tuesday that part 6 of the Public Financial Management Act, clause 48,…

Queen set for Apia

THE newly-crowned Miss Solomon Islands is looking forward to showcasing the country at the South Pacific Pageant in Apia, Samoa, on December 3rd. Camilla Grossmith from Munda and Vela La Vela in Western Province, took the crown and other awards including Best Speech, Best Talent and Best Sarong. The 23-year-old, who is studying at the…

DNA TEST OPTION

THE Australian lady that returned to the country to trace her long lost father has opted for a DNA test. This is to prove any biological relationship with her father’s relatives. Margaret Simones has been in the country for few weeks in search for her father, a former seafarer by the name Thomas. That was…

Dengue kit shortage

Diagnostic testing kits for dengue fever has ran out at the Kilu’ufi hospital in Malaita province. Reports reaching the paper on Monday said, the kits were out of stock since last week. However suspicious cases related to the mosquito borne disease continued to be received by the hospital with a couple of patients being admitted.…

Missing trees

Dear Editor – Honiara city has changed landscape. Everyone would agree with me that this happened after most of the trees were cleared off. It’s a sad sight to see some of the old long time standing Christmas tree from Solomon Water/MID to the Mission Place all gone. They were chopped to make way for…

TAX-FREE CAMPAIGN

The Solomon Islands Council of Trade Unions (SITCU) will be announcing a range of actions it would pursue in a national campaign against the recent awarding of tax-free salaries to Members of Parliament (MPs). This would will be done through an external live broadcast in Honiara on Tuesday afternoon. A statement issued yesterday said, this…