Loggers still owe Malaita its dues

Malaita’s cash flow problem was made worse by lack of payment of revenue expected from logging companies, premier Edwin Suibaea says. He clarified this during an interview with the Solomon Star this week. Mr Suibaea said logging companies operating in the province owed Malaita a significant amount of revenue. It’s understood loggers were unable to…

Kirakira Hospital to resume services soon

KIRAKIRA Hospital, Makira-Ulawa, will resume full services soon, authorities there say. The hospital’s operation was suspended June this year due to water shortage and lack of space to dump hospital wastes. Health Director Dr Arnold Nguduamae said all services will resume as soon as the installation of the incinerator was done. He said the incinerator…

Logging opposition in Makira

PEOPLE related to Kahua land, in Makira-Ulawa Province, are standing up together to oppose a proposed logging operation on the island. Educated sons of the land took the action after learning a few “selfish” villagers who claimed to own the land, invited Asian logger Elite Logging to operate there. The land has not been touched…

Father to be charged with rape

THE father who earlier entered guilty pleas to incest charges and another of attempted rape is likely to be charged with rape soon. This was after the court found evidence of rape charges in the summary of agreed facts and from the Victim Impact Statement from the accused’s daughters.Justice Stephen Pallaras upon this finding vacated…

Hou releases figures on gov’t finances

CARETAKER Finance and Treasury minister Rick Hou has released information about Government expenditure up to the end of June, 2014 prior to deliberations of the recent Supplementary Budget Bill by Parliament in the past two weeks. Minister Hou outlined that consolidated expenditure for the first half of 2014 was $1,621.8 million against revised pro rata…

Kilu’ufi gets new cruiser

Kilu’ufi hospital in Auki, Malaita province has taken delivery of a new land cruiser last week which has solved their transport dilemma. Malaita provincial health director Dr Huddie Namo said the new vehicle will ease the burden of his staff looking for transport to pick them up for work and for dropping them off after…

One death from measles in Malaita

MEASLES cases in Malaita province continues to rise with the Kilufi’i hospital recording one death last Tuesday. Reports said the measles related death involved a 20 years old female. A nurse in charge at the Kilufi’i outpatient said the death occurred last week after the patient was recovering. “The rash on her body disappeared and…

Judge: Its time to act

“You have the power to mould your communities in a way that large countries or big cities do not have.” High Court judge, Justice Pallaras QC made this remark on Sunday when he was giving an awareness talk based on the topic on how to treat women and children in our community at an Anglican…