Acute blood shortage, donation sought

Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) has launched a public appeal for voluntary blood donation. This comes amidst acute shortage of blood at the National Referral Hospital’s blood bank. In a statement reaching the Solomon Star Wednesday it was revealed, the Blood Bank at the National Referral Hospital has experienced a huge shortage in blood supply…

Acute blood shortage, donation sought

Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) has launched a public appeal for voluntary blood donation. This comes amidst acute shortage of blood at the National Referral Hospital’s blood bank. In a statement reaching the Solomon Star yesterday it was revealed, the Blood Bank at the National Referral Hospital has experienced a huge shortage in blood supply…

Kicked out students cleared

Five local students who were kicked out from the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) Waigani campus accommodation by the university administration have now been cleared from Students Discipline Council charges. This was confirmed to this paper in an exclusive interview with a local lawyer working in Papua New Guinea who assisted the five students…

Court to hear Tovosia, Veke’s case

The court has on Wednesday confirmed which magistrate will hear the trial of the Member of Member (MP) of Parliament for East Guadalcanal Bradley Tovosia and Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke. Magistrate Augustine Aulanga will be hearing the trial that is yet to be fixed a date. The court on the last occasion has adjourned the…

Chamber: why withdraw SIPA?

SOLOMON Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) says it is disappointed at Solomon Islands Port Authority’s (SIPA) decision to leave the Chamber. SIPA withdrew its membership last week in the wake of the controversy surrounding its reforms. A number of Chamber members have sharply criticised SIPA’s new tariff rates, describing them as excessive. SICCI…

Veke announces executive line-up

NEWLY elected Guadalcanal Premier Anthony Veke has announced his new executive. The announcement of the new line-up was made after consultations which resulted in the allocation of portfolios. Mr Veke says his new government will focus and implement reforms that will improve effectiveness and the efficiency of administration and service delivery to people of the…

Lower growth for Pacific economies

Pacific economies will grow by an average 3.8 per cent this year; down from 7 per cent last year, mainly because of pressures faced by Papua New Guinea (PNG) and Fiji — the region’s largest economies. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) notes Pacific economies face lower growth and tighter fiscal conditions this year because of…

Pacific Island ministers in Nelson

NELSON, (VOXY) —Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) is to host a delegation of Pacific island fisheries ministers and agency representatives next week (April 14). Ministers from at least a dozen nations will spend the day in Nelson. Participants have been invited from the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru,…