Rotary brings festive cheer to our hospital

THE Rotary Club of Honiara has helped to bring festive cheer to the wards of the National Referral Hospital on Christmas Day. Rotarians were joined by the RAMSI Participating Police Force (PPF) and volunteers to distribute hundreds of presents to patients, staff, family and friends. Gifts included Solrice, Soltuna, soap, noodles, books and toys. Patients…

Heavy rain alert remains

HEAVY rain alert remained in force for Choiseul, Isabel, and Malaita provinces. The Weather office issued the alert on Friday. It said the situation was due to a trough that lies over the Solomon Islands. Associated cloud and rain are expected to affect the northern parts of Solomon Islands within the next 24 to 48…

Suri defends Dettke

LCC acted outside its role, claims lawyer A LAWYER for the Minister of Forestry Bodo Dettke has accused the Leadership Code Commission of acting outside its statutory role. This was after the Commission, which comprised of chairman Francis Luza, Waeta Ben Tabusasi and Henry Isa, called on Mr Dettke to relinquish his portfolio to protect…

Sasako calls for new law to govern CDF

A FORMER parliamentarian has called for legislation to set up a Constituency Funding Commission (CFC) to handle the controversial funding grants to constituencies. Alfred Sasako made the call in light of revelation that hundreds of millions of dollars had passed through the hands of politicians in the last four years with little or no impact…

Community urged to look after new clinic

MALAITA’S assistant director of nursing Helen Tolobulu has urged a community in east Malaita to take great care of their newly build clinic. The community of Mamulele opened their new clinic last week. “This is a new facility donated to you as a gift,” Mrs Tolobulu told the community. “It is your responsibility to look…

Vavanga told to choose executive wisely

A GUADALCANAL man has called on the newly elected Premier of Guadalcanal Province, Bartholomew Vavanga, to choose his new members of executive based on merit and necessary experience. Charles Rongovata made the call yesterday in light of the historical election of the premier in which all 21 provincial ward members voted for Vavanga to lead…

NZ assists rural training centres here

THE New Zealand government is assisting the country’s rural training centres through Caritas, under a five-year partnership between New Zealand and Solomon Islands Association Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC). The first two centres to benefit are Vanga Teachers College in Western Province and Kaotave Vocational Rural Training Centre in east Guadalcanal. A SBD$843,056 in assistance…