Health services boosted with new equipment

PROVINCIAL medical services in the Solomon Islands will receive a much needed boost to their technology services, thanks to a donation of A/V equipment by the Pacific Community (SPC), including tablets, laptops, multimedia projectors, cameras, video conferencing material, and smart monitors. The Solomon’s Permanent Secretary for Health, Pauline McNeil, acknowledged the long history of partnership between…

West Fataleka calls for development, not divisive politics

WEST Fataleka Tribal Leaders have called for development, not divisive politics, saying the focus should be on development cooperation, inclusiveness and respectful dialogue. The call was made at the “West Fataleka tribal land and resource owners’ summit” held at Rufoki Village on Friday 19th November. The focus should be on development cooperation, inclusiveness and respectful…

Kuku’s misguided statement clarified

MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma, corrected the misguided statement made by the Leader of the Independent Group, John Dean Kuku, on the Customs and Excise Validation (Amendment) Bill 2021, when contributing on the Motion of Sine Die. The Minister confirmed that as part of Government’s reforms, Customs and Excise Validation (Amendment) Bill 2021…

Court: Dettke not entitled to compo

THE High Court has ruled that the Member of Parliament (MP) for Northwest Guadalcanal Bodo Dettke is not entitled to compensation sought after he was acquitted of his traffic case in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. Justice Maelyn Bird, also found that the complaint regarding the traffic offence was also not frivolous and vexatious as claimed…

CURFEW LIFTED

In an extra- ordinary gazette, Legal Notice 359 the Governor General of Solomon Islands has repealed the principal regulations that give effect to the curfew that was imposed in Honiara. In repealing the principal regulations, the curfew imposed in Honiara is now lifted effective on this day being Friday 10th December 2021. In a short…

BEIJING CONDEMNS, VOWS TO HELP

AS the sun began to set on yet another sad chapter of Solomon Islands’ history, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), the nation’s newest diplomatic ally, has vowed to “offer assistance to the best of its capacity” in helping Solomon Islands rebuild. Three days of rioting, looting and destruction of properties in Honiara had punched…