MORGUE UNDER SPOTLIGHT

‘Morgue workers milk NRH through embalming fees’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE National Referral Hospital (NRH) is losing millions of dollars from embalming services provided by the only NRH morgue through individuals teaming up with a couple of doctors. A close reliable source within NRH described the payment deal as a clear act of corruption that…

Chichinge celebrates water supply project 

CHICHINGE community in Malango ward, Central Guadalcanal was alive on Friday to celebrate the completion of a water supply project funded under the Rural Development project (RDP). The unveiling of the project was held at the community much to excitement of the community because for the first time water is now at their door step.…

 Chiefs want NDMO to respond

A CHIEF of Sandfly Island in Gela Central Province is calling on to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) to provide disaster relief supplies to their community. Speaking to this paper over the weekend chief George Selwyn Loli of Leitongo district claimed they are also the victims of the recent tropical cyclone Harold. “But for…

MFMR, Malaita province sign deal 

The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) and Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) at the provincial capital Auki, paving the way for the proposed Bina Harbour Processing Plant project to be implemented. Fisheries Minister Nestor Giro signed on behalf of the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources while…

124 graduated from quarantine centre

THE 124 out of the 328 people who arrived last week and served their quarantine period at centres have already graduated from the centres, Monday. Those people includes local nationals who have just arrived as well as technical assistants and diplomatic officials who arrived following the two repatriation flights last week. Permanent Secretary of the…

Judgement for former MP’s case

FORMER Central Makira Member of Parliament (MP) accused of misusing more than $200,000 intended for his constituents in 2012 and 2013 will finally know his fate tomorrow. Hypolite Taremae had stood trial for two counts of conversion. His matter was listed yesterday before Principal Magistrate Fatima Taeburi for judgement. Taeburi however called the prosecutor to…

New morgue needs attention

THE unhygienic environment in the newly built morgue at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) needs to be seriously looked into by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and responsible authorities. Reports received by this paper allegedly from doctors and other medical workers said that the appalling state of the morgue must not fall on…