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,…

Call to sack officials over bauxite export

A CONCERN Rennell landowner has called on Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to remove Members of Parliament and senior government officers who have given the nod to PT Mega Bingtang Borneo Ltd to export the stockpile of bauxite out of country. The landowner who declined to have his identity revealed described Cabinet’s decision as daylight robbery.…

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…

RDP phase II adopts new approach

The emphasis of the launching of RDP II was to enhance rural livelihoods through diversification and commercialization of Agriculture products by assisting farming households. The expected result of RDP II is partnerships between farmers through Agribusiness support model design that would facilitate increase farming production and marketing of Agricultural commodities. Agribusiness partnerships development services, marketing…

Landowners want mining hiccups sorted

Landowners of the Rennell proposed bauxite mining site are calling on the government to deal with the mining issue honestly and act on laws appropriately. Jonathan Tohuika, Chairperson for the West Rennell Landowners Association said the growing controversial issues and decisions over the mining saga has not gone down well with landowners. “We only see…