Man died after “play pass” argument

POLICE are investigating the death of a man during a card game known as “play pass” at Lengakiki in Honiara on Friday night last week. Central Police Station supervising provincial police commander (PPC) Superintendent Flotilda Sabino said the incident happened between 11pm and 12am Friday night. Ms Sabino said police have identified the alleged suspect…

Australia offers to fund elections

AUSTRALIA has made an offer to fund our National General Elections. In an interview with ABC RN Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong said the offer reflects Australia’s long-standing and historic commitment to supporting democracy and the democratic processes in Solomon Islands. “We have made an offer for assistance and it’s a matter for Solomon Islands…

More improvement for NRH

There are a lot of improvements expected at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) that will transform the health services Secretary to Prime Minister Dr Jimmy Rodgers says. He highlighted this in a talkback show on the national broadcaster-SIBC yesterday. “At the NRH there is a lot of improvement coming, showing the transformation there both visually…

GRML READY TO START PRODUCTION

AFTER 6 years and months of recommissioning to restart the Gold Ridge Mine in Central Guadalcanal, GRML is just days away from entering full production. Despite of numerous challenges the company has successfully completed its recommissioning activities, and is now carrying out trial production runs. Over the past days the Company’s Community Relations department has…

NRH records 10 respiratory related deaths

THE National Referral Hospital has recorded 10 respiratory-related deaths since the country recorded cases of influenza-liked-illnesses in July this year. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services said since July, 1593 respiratory presentations were recorded at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Emergency Department. It said of these, there have been 10 respiratory-related deaths. “Five of…

OPEN CALL

Call for submission on Constitutional Amendment Bill THE public is being urged to submit written submissions for the proposed move by the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) to extend the life of parliament by one year. The National Parliament of Solomon Islands Bills and Legislations Committee (BLC) in a move to get the views…