Foreign businessman under investigation

The Ministry of Commerce, Industries Labor and Immigration says it is carrying out investigation into business activities of a foreigner following complaints he breached the Foreign Investment Act. The ministry says it will investigate business activities by Malaysian businessman, Ho Lou Wen, who has been accused of involving in poultry farming, a business area reserved…

Paripao wants separate constituency

Residents of Paripao ward in east Guadalcanal want a separate constituency created for them. Currently they are part of North east Guadalcanal constituency, which they feel is too big to accommodate in terms of service delivery. Provincial member for ward 17 in the Paripao area, Andrew Rayboy said the vastness of the area makes it…

Call to stop ‘political scholarship’

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has called on Ministry y of Education and Human Resources (MEHRD) to award scholarships to Form 7 students based on merits and not on political affiliations and wantok system. MMF president, Charles Dausabea made this call as National Training Unit, National Training Council and senior officials in the Ministry have met…

Ramohia hails police

Premier of the Malaita Provincial Government Peter Channel Ramohia has commended the Malaita provincial Police Commander (PPC) in Auki Alfred Uiga and his team for a job well done which saw peaceful celebrations during Christmas and New Year period. Premier Ramohia said he was very pleased with the performance by Malaita provincial police officers especially…

Murray: No plans to sack Yow

The Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) is taking no efforts to sack the chief executive officer (CEO) of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Colin Yow. Permanent Secretary Henry Murray clarified this following claims his ministry will dismiss the Singaporean national for driving SIPA to engage in business activities outside its purview. He has also driven…

Japan releases $610,000 for Adakoa rural centre

ADAKOA Rural Training Centre in east Kwara’ae, Malaita, is on course to upgrading its facilities following a $610,000 funding assistance from the Japanese Government. Japan Embassy in Honiara released the funding to the centre’s principal David Leliana and vice president of Solomon Islands Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC) Gideon Row last Friday. The funds will…

Yes, it’s rotavirus

WHO calls for enhanced vigilance and community cooperation THE World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the diarrhoea outbreak spreading through the country since November 2015 is caused by rotavirus, a highly infectious virus that can cause an outbreak which is difficult to control. Symptoms of rotavirus infection include severe watery diarrhoea, often with vomiting,…

Keep the mosquito away

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services department of Vector Born Disease has warned families to avoid mosquito bites following the recent heavy rain to avoid malaria and dengue. The department reminds families to ensure they use mosquito or bed nets. For families with permanent houses with window nets, the department is urging them to…