PM DECLARES WAR ON NCDs

The trend must be reversed, says Hou By ANDREW FANASIA THE Government has now taken up the battle to fight against Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Prime Minister Rick Hou declared this at the High Level Roundtable Meeting on the NCD Policy Roadmap in Honiara, Monday. “This group, this government, we must declare war on NCDs,”…

Gov’t on lawyers strike

THE National Government is currently on shaking ground as they tried their best to carefully handle the plight of the Government’s Lawyers Association (GLA) by giving them some increase to their demands. Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Justice and Legal Affairs, Ethel Sigimanu confirmed before the Public Accounts Committee (PEC) last week. Mrs Sigimanu…

DRUG STOCK IMPROVE

Dr Dalipanda: Drugs, medical supply levels is improving THE current situation facing drugs and medical supplies at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) and National Medical Store (NMS) has improved significantly. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr Tenneth Dalipanda in a statement last week. “Whilst…

Platform Movement clarified

After making headlines in the media last year, members of the much debated Platform Movement have spelled out the whole notion behind its formation. This was the talk of the country, when Police arrested a member of the Movement for allegedly injuring a member of the Melanesian Brotherhood (Tasiu) in West Makira. When the Platform…

Sikua refused bail

Former Permanent Secretary (PS) for the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services (MPNSCS) Edmond Sikua has been refused bail yesterday in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi in her ruling yesterday said there are no exceptional circumstances in this case for her to grant him bail. “This case is just the…

Auki police seize marijuana plants

AUKI police in Malaita have uprooted and seized more than 500 marijuana plants at Fulisango area in the interior of central Kwara’aeyesterday. The operation was made possible with the help of community leaders who are fighting to get rid of drugs from their community. Auki police operation manager Fredrick Pado confirmed the seizure on Wednesday.…

16yr-old male charged over rape allegation

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Sexual Assault Team have arrested and charged a 16-year-old male for rape following an incident which happened at Komabulu Village on West Guadalcanal one year ago. Officer-Incharge of the Sexual Assault Team at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara Sergeant Rose Nala explained it is alleged…

Court grants accused MP to travel overseas

MUA GETS THE NOD By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN WHILE people are dying at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) due to drug and funding shortages, the MP for Savo/Russells Dickson Mua is travelling to Australia today for medical check-up at tax-payers’ expense. This was after the Honiara Magistrate’s Court gave Mua permission to travel out of the…