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…

$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…

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…