PM assures the country

Call for support in these unprecedented times By ANDREW FANASIANewsroom Honiara   PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare in his nationwide address yesterday continues to assure the nation that his government and responsible authorities will contain the COVID-19 virus despite the new five COVID-19 cases. While the total registered cases stand at 13 Sogavare firmly told the…

Call to revive dialogue on nurses’ stand off

Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale calls on the Prime Minister to immediately revoke the suspension of the Solomon Islands Nurses Association (SINA) and to enter into dialogue with the nurses to resolve any outstanding issues surrounding their recent sit-in protest. Mr. Wale in a statement yesterday said; “The acute shortage of nurses and doctors…

2021 scholarship available

THE national government will next year offer scholarships for those interested to do further university studies. Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) Permanent Secretary Dr. Franco Rodie confirmed this during the Sunday talk-back show. He said the scholarship applies for both form seven (7) and other citizens who are interested and would like…

Justice Mwanesalua retires

After serving the country 40 years as a lawyer, the country’s first local Director of Public Prosecutions (ODPP) and then a judge, Justice Francis Mwanesalua CBE retires. One of the famous criminal cases that Mwanesalua prosecuted, was the case commonly referred to as “ the Jeanette Diana case” in 1984. The Deputy Chief Justice’s retirement…

Nurses unhappy

MEMBERS of the now-suspended Solomon Islands Nursing Association (SINA) have expressed disappointment over the way the government has handled their issue. A spokesperson for the ‘Nurses Solidarity Members’ told the paper in an interview last night that they are unhappy with the way the government suspended the Solomon Islands Nurses Association (SINA). “The nurses were…

Govt fast-track nurse recruitment

To boost the capacity of the medical services provided at the various clinics and hospitals in Honiara, the government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services is currently recruiting all new nurses who have graduated recently. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, Pauline McNeil…

2020 national exams set

THE 2020 national examination for forms 3, 5, and 6 is confirmed for this month. It would run for two weeks starting from 9th until 20th November 2020. Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) Permanent Secretary Dr. Franco Rodie yesterday confirmed this during the weekly talk-back show. Dr. Rodie said if there are…

Dr. Rodgers: nurses nation needs you  

Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) has issued an appeal to all nurses that the nation needs their services.  Dr. Jimmie Rodgers who is also the Chairman of the Oversight Committee called on the nurses yesterday the COVID-19 talk-back show.  Since Friday the nurses staged a sit-in protest. On Sunday Dr. Rodgers in a statement appealed to…