Medical student awarded gold medal

LOCAL medical graduate Nignauna Gagahe was awarded a gold medal for academic excellence, after successfully completing his medical studies late last month in Cuba. According to reports reaching the Solomon Star, Gagahe was among the top five students to receive gold medals for academic excellence. He was the only Solomon Islander to receive an academic…

Where’s our DPP?

Country needs a full-time Director of Public Prosecution, says judge A HIGH Court judge says the country needs and deserves a “full time” Director of Public Prosecutions. Justice Stephen Pallaras, QC, made the call in light of the frequent overseas travels by the Director of Public Prosecution Ronald Bei Talasasa. He said Mr Talasasa’s regular…

Isabel nurses trained for survey

THE Reproductive Health Division in the Ministry of Health and Medical Service last week conducted a week-long training for nurses around Isabel on family health. This was done in preparation of a family health survey to be conducted in the province next week. A senior nurse from Buala hospital Ambrose Kikolo said the training was…

MOI constituents query shipping grant

CONSTITUENTS of Malaita Outer Island are calling on their Member of Parliament, Martin Kealoe to clarify why the constituency is still without a shipping vessel despite receiving the NCRA Government’s shipping grant in 2013. This was despite Mr Kealoe promising the people that they will soon receive a new vessel to service the Malaita Outer…

Praise for reconciliation ceremony

A PROMINENT leader of South Guadalcanal has hailed a reconciliation ceremony conducted for five communities in the area last week. Francis Para, who is also a board member of Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB), thanked the five communities in South Guadalcanal namely Chakudale, Vatughola, Puisugho, Vetabao and Chiba,for participating in the ceremony. The ceremony was…