New NRH CEO announced

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is delighted to announce that Dr. George Malefoasi is the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Referral Hospital (NRH).  Dr. Malefoasi and the Public Service Commission formalized the appointment with the signing of the employment contract this week, a statement from the MHMS said. …

Pressure mounts to disclose ESP list

McKINNIE Dentana – the man in the centre of the increasingly controversial $320 million Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) – is coming under mounting pressure to publish the list of ESP recipients and related payments. Mr. Dentana is the Chairman of the ESP Oversight and Implementing Committee (ESPOIC) as well as the Permanent Secretary of the…

Suidani on proposed FB ban

Malaita Provincial Premier Daniel Suidani weighs in on the Cabinet’s suggestion for a possible ban on the most popular accessed social media platform Facebook (FB) from the country.  Premier Suidani in a statement in the light of the Cabinet’s decision favoring the ban of Facebook from the country said the proposed ban of Facebook is…

Peaceful by-election

THE by-election for Central Honiara Constituency and North East Guadalcanal Constituency (NEGC) was dubbed ‘peaceful’ despite minor changes with the inclusion of COVID-19 measures in the voting process. All polling stations opened their doors at 7 am in the morning. The majority of the voters flocked in to cast their votes in the morning. By…

In Court with Assumpta

Woman jailed for concealing birth released Accused to get letter from Priest Woman jailed for concealing birth released   A WOMAN who was sentenced to two months in prison for secretly giving birth and bury the stillborn baby at a beach in Northwest Guadalcanal has been released yesterday. Rose Mae was sentenced after pleading guilty…

Families reconciled

TWO families met in reconciliation on Tuesday at Auki Police Station, Malaita Province to end their differences following a murder incident at Sisikwae Village, West Kwara’ae in September. The family representing the man allegedly involved in the murder incident presented 10 shell money (tafuliae) and $10,000 cash to the family and relatives of the victim.…

Corruption consultation in Malaita

CORRUPTION as we know is like a shadowy figure that moves about and roams amongst us basically because of us. This sentiment was echoed by Premier Suidani of Malaita Province during his welcome remarks at the opening of the one-day consultation workshop on whistle blower and anti-corruption in Auki, Tuesday.  The Premier said that corruption…