New Ambulance for St John

THE St John Ambulance Service has a new Land cruiser added on to their convoy which will help transform the work undertaken during emergency. St John Ambulance Service Chief Officer, Douglas Kelson said the Ambulance is a donation from Queensland Ambulance Service to St John Ambulance Solomon Islands. He told Solomon Star Thursday, that the…

PWD seek assistance for supply delivery

PEOPLE with special needs are calling on any transport owner to assist them in their planned supplies delivery. President of the People with special need, Casper Joseph Fa’asala said while the Parliament is busy debating the Protest, Riot and Lootings, the office of People with Disabilities is also worrying about the effects of these events…

Health services boosted with new equipment

PROVINCIAL medical services in the Solomon Islands will receive a much needed boost to their technology services, thanks to a donation of A/V equipment by the Pacific Community (SPC), including tablets, laptops, multimedia projectors, cameras, video conferencing material, and smart monitors. The Solomon’s Permanent Secretary for Health, Pauline McNeil, acknowledged the long history of partnership between…

Kuku’s misguided statement clarified

MINISTER of Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma, corrected the misguided statement made by the Leader of the Independent Group, John Dean Kuku, on the Customs and Excise Validation (Amendment) Bill 2021, when contributing on the Motion of Sine Die. The Minister confirmed that as part of Government’s reforms, Customs and Excise Validation (Amendment) Bill 2021…

Court: Dettke not entitled to compo

THE High Court has ruled that the Member of Parliament (MP) for Northwest Guadalcanal Bodo Dettke is not entitled to compensation sought after he was acquitted of his traffic case in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. Justice Maelyn Bird, also found that the complaint regarding the traffic offence was also not frivolous and vexatious as claimed…

High Court, COA goes on vacation

THE High Court and Court of Appeal will be going on its 2021 Christmas vacation starting next week. A circular memorandum from the High Court registrar has been sent via email to all legal practitioners plus notices of the court vacation was pinned at the High Court entrances. According to the circular the Christmas vacation…

CURFEW LIFTED

In an extra- ordinary gazette, Legal Notice 359 the Governor General of Solomon Islands has repealed the principal regulations that give effect to the curfew that was imposed in Honiara. In repealing the principal regulations, the curfew imposed in Honiara is now lifted effective on this day being Friday 10th December 2021. In a short…