A bitter pill to swallow

Wale reportedly unhappy with gov’t MEMBER of Parliament for Aoke Langalanga, Matthew Wale was reportedly bitter about his exclusion from the ministerial line-up in the new government. And how long he’ll be on the government side remain the big question. The Australian newspaper reported that Mr Wale, the rising Solomon Islands politician who almost became…

Twin Christmas present for mother

FOR Roselyn Fa’ari, there’s no Christmas present as sweet as giving birth to twins on Christmas day. She was one of 14 mothers who gave birth on Christmas Day at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara. “They were a real blessing, especially on this Christmas day,” Roselyn told the Solomon Star. “I was filled with…

15 babies born on Christmas day

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City mayor to be elected Dec 30

HONIARA city councilors will elect a new mayor on December 30. City clerk Charles Kelly said nominations will open on the 29thand close within 24 hours followed by the election the next day. “Nominations will open on the 29th of December. This means a whole day and night until 6am the next day and then…

City councilors sworn-in

THE 12 newly-elected Honiara City Councilors have been sworn into office on Christmas eve. They include four old councilors and eight new ones. Retaining their seats are caretaker mayor Andrew Leonard Muafor Ward one Ngossi, Jack Maeli Ingi for Ward Five Voekesa, Eric Moses Tema for Ward Seven Matanikau, and Charles Kira for Ward nine…

Driver unhurt in collision

A TAXI driver in Auki, Malaita, escaped injury when his car collided with a pick-up truck on Christmas eve. Eye-witnesses said the driver was drinking and traveling at high speed when it collided head-on with the passenger truck. Malaita provincial police commander Alfred Uiga confirmed the incident and added the driver escaped unhurt. “The driver…

PM family spends Christmas with the sick at hospital

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his wifeEmmy have to forego their family Christmas celebration this year to allow their children accomplish their ambition of spending Christmas Day sharing God’s message of love and hope with the sick at the National Referral Hospital. Christina, Dr Sheena, Brandt, Shannon, Lilly-Rose and Meredith and their mother Emmy arrived…

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…