Reports of clashes between supporters denied

POLICE on Thursday denied rumours of clashes between supporters of rival intending candidates in various constituencies in the country. Reports reaching this paper claimed that already clashes have already occurred between supporters of intending candidates in constituencies within Western, Malaita, Guadalcanal and Renbel Provinces. However when asked, Police said no reports of such has been…

Dr Manimu questions SIEC’s independency

FORMER Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Referral Hospital (NRH), Dr George Manimu has questioned the integrity and independency of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC). Dr Manimu who is also believed to be an intending candidate in next month’s National General Elections said that for many years, the country’s system of election looked…

Airline adheres to guidelines in Ebola

FIJI TIMES: The risk of transmission of the Ebola virus to flight crew during air travel is low, says Fiji Airways managing director and CEO Stefan Pichler. Apart from adhering to strict international guidelines, he said aircrew had access to personal protective equipment on every flight. Pichler said they acted on the advice of the…

Kilu’ufi staff homes under renovation

MORE staff quarters at Kilu’ufi hospital, Malaita province are currently undergoing major renovation work. So far work is now in its first phase according to the Director of Kilu’ufi hospital Dr Huddie Namo. “Work is currently underway and is going on smoothly,” he said. He explained this is part of improving the health infrastructure and…

New dental clinic for Kilu’ufi

Kilu’ufi hospital in Malaita province is set to unveil its newly completed dental clinic soon. The new dental complex was made possible thanks to the Australian government. This new complex is built next to the old dental building and have more working and waiting space for both the nurses and patients.  Director of Kilu’ufi hospital…

Central province marks youth day

More than 500 young men and women representing 10 youth groups and associations within South –west Ngella ward of Central province recently gathered in Siarana community for three (3) days to mark international youth day celebration 2014. The celebration was officially opened by the Honorable Premier of Central Province, witnessed by representative from the Youth…

Big clean-up campaign marking environment day ended successfully in Gizo

A major clean-up effort marking the World Environment Day has ended successfully in Gizo on Wednesday. The celebration kicked off on Tuesdays with awareness program from various organisation and schools within Gizo town. It was organised by the Western provincial environmental department together with the Western provincial health authority. The program featured environment awareness, speech…

Visale calls for support

Visale Community High School in West Guadalcanal is appealing for supports from donors and government to complete some of its incomplete projects. Principal Sr Veronica Boki highlighted this during the end year graduation ceremony of the school on Wednesday. Ms Boki said the school has experienced ups and downs in its two years school development…

MOI gets vaccination against measles

A TOTAL of 750 people both young and old in the Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) have taken their vaccination against measles over the weekend. This happened after a health team from Kilu’ufi Hospital  consisting of nine members traveled to Luaniua, Avaha and Pelau islands as part of the national measles campaign to immunise people against…

Telekom now locally owned

SOLOMON Telekom Company Limited is now a 100-percent locally owned company.  This came following the signing ceremony to mark the transfer of 32.58 percent shares held by Cable and Wireless Company (CWC) to Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) on Wednesday in Honiara. SINPF paid off the shares from CWC for a total of SBD$100…