Hospital CEO calls on HCC

THERE is need for Honiara City Council to open some of its clinics during weekends to take up some of the burden currently vested upon National Referral Hospital. National Referral Hospital chief executive officer Dr George Malefoasi made this statement at a press conference on Tuesday. The press conference was organised following growing concerns from…

NEW HOPE ACADEMY, DEO’S LATEST VICTIM

IF you think the public has exhausted being aware of alleged questionable business dealings by AIPF owner, Rwandan national, Deogratias Harorimana in Honiara, think again. Or if you think that Dr. Deo’s dealings were confined to the building industry only, think again. Still, if you think his dealings with schools in Honiara were confined to…

Vahia: Buala wharf a top priority

ISABEL Provincial Deputy Premier Tony Vahia and the people of Isabel want to see the National Government and the responsible authority fix or just build them a new wharf on Buala. Vahia highlighted in his speech at town-ground in Honiara to mark the Isabel Provincial 2nd Appointed Day belated celebration for Isabelians living and working…

Confusion mounts over suspended PS’s role

  THE Malaita Provincial Government has felt the absence of the suspended Provincial Secretary (PS) Fredrick Fa’abasua services to be severe, as confusion arises between the Provincial Executive and Administration over issuing of business licences. When PS Fa’abasua was in office, MARA executives did not have any issue with the administration over who should issue…

FAMILIES HOMELESS 

Failure to comply with Eviction Order left five families removed by force   FIVE families residing at Tasahe B west of Honiara were left homeless after they have been issued with an eviction order to leave there homes, Tuesday last week. In a letter sighted by this paper, High Court Judge Justice Lawry had ordered…

MEHRD applauds Aust, NZ partnership 

THE Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development has acknowledged both the Australian and New Zealand Governments for their continuous support to our Education Sector. Speaking during the launching of the Certificate in Teaching Primary Program for Teachers in Training (TIT) on Tuesday, Permanent Secretary for MEHRD Dr Franco Rodie said his Ministry has benefitted…

Vaccinations for all 18+ now open

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare recently announced in his weekly nationwide address that ‘vaccination now opens for all adults aged 18 years and over’.  “My good people, we have now opened the COVID-19 vaccination program to all persons 18 years and above in Honiara and Guadalcanal, Western, Choiseul and Malaita Outer Islands.  “The Ministry of Health…

MID signs Kukum Highway Phase 2 Contract

THE Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Infrastructure Development Mr. Stephen Maesiola has signed the “Contract between the Ministry of Infrastructure Development & Kitano Construction Corp. Japan – for the Upgrading of Kukum Highway (Phase 2) Project” and the “Minute of the meeting contract negotiation”.  Representing the Kitano Construction Corp. Japan is the Project for…

MEA to deal with teacher who poses death threat

THE Malaita Education Authority (MEA) will take action against a Tawahaule Community High School (CHS) teacher, who threatens to kill members of a fact-finding mission in a logging operation in Small Malaita recently. The incident happened last Tuesday, at the Tawahaule log pond near Tawahaule CHS in front of students, parents, and the media. The…