Lata Hospital needs Radiographer

TEMOTUANS have expressed deep concern on why the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) did not quickly deploy a Radiographer to operate the x-ray machine at Lata Hospital. This paper was informed that there is no radiographer at the Lata Hospital, since 2016. Number of patients speaking in an exclusive interview says doctors and…

Drugs ready for distribution

MORE drugs are ready for distribution to hospitals and clinics across the country following their recent arrival and release from the Solomon Islands Ports Authority. This was confirmed by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury and Supervising Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, McKinnie Dentana. Dentana said…

Police probe sea robbery

OFFICERS of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) are investigating an alleged robbery at sea between Ngella and Guadalcanal, Sunday. It is alleged that the robbery took place around 4:30 pm on 20 January 2019 at sea, and the three suspects escaped in a blue ray boat. RSIPF Assistant Commissioner Provincial, Joseph Manelugu says,…

MUA GOES ON TRIAL

Virivolomo tells court of $10M payment By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN TRIAL into the case of the outgoing MP for Savo/Russell accused of converting $3milion intended to purchase a ship for his constituency in 2013 started yesterday. Mua is standing trial for one count of conversion before Chief Magistrate Emma Garo. So far two witnesses have completed…

Ministry plans to abolish SISE exam

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) has underpinned a plan to abolish the Standard six entry exam – Solomon Islands Secondary Entrance (SISE). This matter was made known to this paper by Mrs Gladys Siale, an officer within the Ministry. She mentioned this in her speech on Friday last week during the…

New female PS for Ministry of Health

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services now has a new Permanent Secretary- Pauline Boseto McNeil. With the new addition to the number of female Permanent Secretaries in the country, this now brings the total number to four women. Women from all backgrounds across the country and especially women in the health and medical sector…

Scholarship recipients told to utilise time

Acting Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), Mr James Bosamata has strongly advised all the 33 New Zealand scholarship awardees to make use of their time when studying overseas. According to Mr Bosamata he stated that this opportunity is very important and needs commitment and self-discipline. He added that…

Su’umoli C.H.S gets $630k support

Su’umoli primary and community high school in Makira-Ulawa province has signed a grant contract last week, with the Embassy of Japan in Solomon Islands. The project was signed last Thursday, for the construction of a double-story classroom building. This building will accommodate about 6 classrooms. According to the ambassador of Japan to Solomon Islands, His…

Ex-officers claims must be scrutinized

Former Member of Parliament (MP) for Central Guadalcanal Peter Shanel Angovaka says the ex-police officers claims should be for border security in the Western Province during the ethnic tension only. He says this during his speech delivered at the Motion of Sine Die in parliament last month. Angovaka says he did not know how other…

Police ready for election

THE Solomon Islands Police Force are well prepared for the upcoming national general election this year, says the Acting Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga. Matanga said the National Election is one of the biggest events in the country and they want to ensure security is a number one priority.  “RSIPF has done a lot of preparation…