Gov’t appoints new PSs

THE Government, through the Public Service Commission, has appointed new Permanent Secretaries to the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace, Ministry of Communication and Aviation, Ministry of Infrastructure Development, and the Ministry of Mines Energy and Rural Electrification. They are:     – Justus Gaeti  Denni as Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of National Unity…

Government sells APID logs

THE Government has gone ahead to sell logs felled illegally by Asia Pacific Investment Development (APID) at its controversial operation in west Rennell. The action follows a seizure notice the Ministry of Forestry and Research served on APID on 24 September 2015, threatening confiscations by the Crown of more than 25,000 cubic metres of round…

Police boss clarify delay

Commissioner of Police, Frank Prendergast has clarified why fire trucks were delayed to attend to a building burnt to ground at Chinatown last weekend. Vuvula poultry, a two storey building near the old Mataniko Bailey Bridge at Chinatown was razed to the ground after attempts by firefighters to quell the blaze. Commissioner Prendergast said, it…

Ramohia to meet Honiara-based Malaitans

Malaita provincial premier Peter Chanel Ramohia will have an informal meeting with all Honiara-based Malaitans this evening. The meeting will be held at the Multipurpose Hall starting 5pm till late. The Malaita premier who is a regular contributor on Facebook and has a good public relationship with the public will address all Honiara Malaitans as…

Diabetes leads to blindness

AN estimated 13.5% of the country’s population who are believed to live with diabetes are at risk of developing blindness, says the Director of the Eye Department, Dr Claude Posala. Dr Claude said it is vital to do early eye screening with diabetes patients for the sole reason of early detection of sight threatening complications.…

Overseas medical team on a mission

A MEDICAL team from Johns Hopkins Hospital in the United States is currently in Honiara providing medical support to newly graduated doctors from Cuba at the same time conduct health services. In response to the invitation extended by Ambassador Victor Te-Sun Yu – The Embassy of the ROC (Taiwan), the Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Emergency…

Putting literacy in children’s hands

As part of a new literacy training being carried out in provinces and Honiara over this year, teachers are learning more about how to make language more dynamic and engaging for learners in the classroom. One of the big five messages of the year is “Literacy is in students’ hands” which means that children must…

Premiers’ trip to Marau cost $120, 000

THE Premiers’ retreat trip to Marau east Guadalcanal cost about $120,000. The one-day trip took the premiers and their delegations from Honiara to Marau on Tuesday and back late in the evening. Local Organizing Committee Vice-Chairman Vincent Kohata disclosed to Solomon Star that the trip costs about $120,000. He said the purpose of the trip…

Ramohia wants climate change discussed

THE Malaita Provincial Premier, Peter Chanel Ramohia says he wants the climate change issue to be discussed in the premiers’ conference this week. He said, it was important that other speakers must have something to say about the issue as some of the provinces in the country were currently affected by this global issue. “I…