Dausabea on drug shortage

THE Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) has accused Prime Minister, Rick Hou, for downplaying the drug shortages crisis at National Referral Hospital. This came after Mr Hou said NRH has not reached a crisis points in its drug shortages as reported in the media. Charles Dausabea, who is outspoken on national interests, claimed there is a…

PM on drug shortage

PRIME Minister Rick Hou says the shortage of drugs and essential suppliers at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara is due to poor communication problem and the process involved to get the medications. He revealed this to the media on Sunday in an urgent press conference. However, he said the drug shortage situation is…

‘SACK DALIPANDA’

Opposition wants PS sacked The Parliamentary opposition group has reiterated their call for the removal of the Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Dr Tenneth Dalipanda. This came amidst the current health crisis faced by the National Referral Hospital – the acute medicine shortage. In a statement yesterday, Opposition Leader Manasseh…

Missing man found safe

  A MAN who was reported to have gone missing after going on a hunting trip at the Kongulai area, Guadalcanal, last week has been found alive at Betikama on Wednesday. Supervising Police Commissioner Juanita Matanga said the missing person was found alive and safe behind the Betikama area, Wednesday morning. In light of this…

PM confident with cable deal

PRIME Minister Rick Hou is confident that the undersea cable project is soon to start after he joined his two counterparts in Australia, to sign the Tri-Partite Undersea Cable Agreement, on Wednesday. Speaking to the local media in a press conference at Henderson VIP lounge, prime minister Hou was pleased to announce the sealed deal.…

Palua faces the axe

    GOV’T TO SACK PS By ANDREW FANASIA THE Government is in the process of removing the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs George Palua for incompetency. The move follows the sacking of his minister Commins Mewa for similar reasons. Well-placed government insiders told the Solomon Star on Thursday Palua should receive…

Man, 23, detained for rape

A 23-YEAR-OLD male has been arrested for the alleged rape of a 20-year-old girl in the Lunga area in East Honiara on 9 July 2018. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Guadalcanal Province Superintendent Nixon Manetoga says his officers attended to the report of the alleged rape after it was reported to them on 10 July…

Romania envoy presents credentials

The Romanian ambassador to Solomon Islands Nineta Barbulescu has presented her credentials to Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui last week at the Government House. In opening remarks, she briefly highlighted Romania’s Geo-political timeline and highlighted the country’s bilateral ties. “As a European Union member state since 2007, Romania brought its contribution to the development…