MPs urged to join social media

Some people asked the media to publish their request asking Members of Parliament (MPs) to join social media, as a means of strengthening their relationship with the people they represents. Speaking to this paper, a concerned citizen commended the likes of West Makira MP Derrick Manuari and Jimmy Lusibaea for their membership in the Forum…

Independent group eyes DCC on the scope

Leader of the Independent group Manasseh Maelanga has urged the public that they are closely monitoring the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government, to ensure they implement their policies. Speaking to the Solomon Star, Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwara’ae Manasseh Maelanga told the Solomon Star that the current pressure on the DCC government…

NRH’s relocation plan underway

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) relocation committee has embarked on a five year project to relocate the National Referral Hospital. The aim of the relocation is to make sure there is improvement in the quality and safety of health care services provided to the public. Chairman of the NRH Relocation Committee Dr. Aaron Oritaimae said,…

UN SRSG visits SEIF PLES

SEIF PLES clinic received a visit from the United Nations Special Representative (SRSG) on Violence against Children last Thursday. The delegation of Ms Marta Santos Pais which included member of UNICEF met with the Centre Manager Kim Abbey and staff including nurses and interns. The visit was prioritized as the SEIF PLES clinic specializes in…

Concern over misuse of office

The recent appearance of the Leadership Code Commission (LCC) before the Members of Parliament (MP) induction program has highlighted the common practise by some public service officers and MPs who abuse their official duty for personal gain. This was raised by one of the MPs, who was curious to know about the exact meaning of…

Japan: Please return our war dead home

SOLOMON Islanders are encouraged to assist retrieve and repatriate remains of Japanese soldiers killed here during the Second World War. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a Pacific-wide appeal for islands to assist his country achieve that during the seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) that ended at the Japanese city of Iwaki, Saturday. “Your…

Climate Change featured in PALM7

CLIMATE change and its adverse impacts on Pacific island countries are again going to feature prominently in the agenda of the seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM7) that opens in Japan on Friday. This summit, an initiative of the Japanese government some 17 years ago, brings together island leaders to have face-to-face dialogue with the…