White River clinic to reopen soon

White River Clinic in west Honiara will be reopened within two weeks, Assistant Director Nursing of the Honiara City Council (HCC), Moses Karuni said. Karuni said their renovation work will finish soon and they are certain that the official opening will occur within two weeks from now. White River clinic is amongst the damaged health…

New Malaita gov’t urged to be serious

Malaitan Jonah Myles says the incoming provincial government should remove all political appointees engaged by the last government. His comments came as the province prepares to elect its new premier this week. Myles said the province needs a new breed of leaders and public servants. “We need to get rid of the old breed from…

Money scheme hits rock-bottom

Operator of so-called fast money-making scheme 5 Golden Dreams Investment Norman Bade, says the scheme has hit rock bottom and has no money left to repay his clients’ deposits. Bade, who is based at Lata, Temotu, made this latest revelation to the Sunday Star. He has more than 2000 clients who deposited various amounts of…

Police arrest man over killing

Kirakira police in Makira-Ulawa Province have arrested a man in his 20s in relation to an alleged killing at Waihaoru village in west Bauro on New Year’s Day. Makira Ulawa Provincial Police Commander Richard Hane confirmed this. He added the suspect is now in the Kirakira Police custody. He said at the moment Police Officers…

Eight for 2015 Honours and Awards

Governor-General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui has announced the 2015 Honours and Awards during his New Year’s address to the nation. The following names have been approved by Her Majesty the Queen for the Order of the British Empire (OBE); Charles Kelly for service to the Red Cross Society, Dr. Juyuk Daniel Quan for services to…

Fugui calls for cooperation

Central Honiara MP, Moffat Fugui calls Honiara City councilor to work closely with their members in the national government. He said the past term has seen a big gap between national leaders and councilors. “At times certain projects become aligned together, doing the same thing,” he said. Fugui said this has to be relooked at…

Temotu yet to elect premier

Temotu will elect its new premier this month on a date yet to be announced. That was according to provincial member for Nevenema ward in Nende constituency Nelson Menale. He said the Assembly will convene on January 12 during which a new speaker will be elected.  “According to the standing order only the speaker has…

Bmobile promises better service this year

Bmobile Vodafone has installed its new satellite dish that will bring in the upgraded 3G services this year from a new satellite provider to allow for cheaper data costs for customers. This was commissioned in 2014, piping 3G services and 2G services throughout its entire network. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nail Downey said from 1st…

Gov’t to engage four PhD holders to drive policies

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is poised to name his government’s political appointees in coming days. Well-placed government insiders told the Sunday Star four local PhDs holders have been slated to head four newly created departments within political office of the Prime Minister. The four departments are Fundamental Reform, Productive Sector Reform, Resource Sector Reform and…