Hospital theatres remain closed

TWO operating theatres at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara will remain close after renovation work failed to bring up the theatres to the approved standard. The Commissioner of Labour closed the theatres last December due to their poor conditions. Hospital authorities were given a month to fix the problem. But a local contractor tasked…

Opposition, Independent applauds SIPA

MEMBERS of the Parliamentary Opposition and Independent groups have invited the Solomon Islands Chief Executive Officer Collin Yow and his management team to brief them about the SIPA reform. The briefing took place on Thursday at the Paul Tovua complex at the Parliament compound. The briefing was described by insiders a fruitful and candid. “The…

GP passes $17m budget

GUADALCANAL provincial government has passed its $17 million budget last week before the change of leadership on Tuesday. Ousted Premier, Bartholomew Vavanga’s led executive had passed the budget where his successor, Anthony Veke was the former Finance Minister. According to a officer in the provincial government, Veke resigned after the budget was passed in order…

SIPA claims ownership of city coastline

Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) has revealed on Thursday the coastline waters starting from Kokonut Café to Lunga is under their jurisdictions, thus any shipping activities along that coastline should be reported to them. Speaking during the forum at the Heritage Park Hotel yesterday, a SIPA team member presented in a power point presentation that…

Police warns against using laser lights at airport

Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast is dissuading people from shining laser lights on incoming flights at the Henderson International Airport at night. Mr Prendergast said it is an offence and is a very dangerous practice. “We have some incidents recently where laser lights have been shone on incoming flights at night at the Henderson International Airport.…

$1MILLION DEBT

Temotu provincial government has incurred a debt of nearly SBD $1million over the past two years and is now facing immense pressure to settle it. Reports reaching the paper said, the million dollar debt has affected normal provincial government services and is causing frustration amongst the direct employees of the province because their National Provident…

Dr Sanga: We need more writers

ONE of the editors of the newly launched book about Solomon Islands Boarding School Experiences Dr. Kabini Sanga says he wants to see more writers in the next edition. The next edition will be focusing on village lives setting that will be more interesting for people to read about how black people are doing with…

Sexual reproductive health training

A workshop on sexual and reproductive health programme in crisis and post–crisis situation has kicked off on Wednesday at the Solomon Islands Plan Parenthood Association (SIPPA) in Honiara. The three days’ workshop which was organized by SPRINT is aimed at educating important stake holders about key areas that need to be addressed with regards to…