Body in morgue for three months

Bad stench prompts public to call for its quick removal By CHARLES KADAMANA Body of a foreigner believed to be Russian, who died in Honiara some three months ago, is still being kept at the National Referral Hospital’s morgue. But it’s getting bad and the stench it is releasing is becoming unbearable for those attending…

Ships urged to be equipped with radios

ALL vessels operating in the waters of the country are strongly reminded to be equipped with two-way radio while traveling at seas. Principal Marine Officer of Search and Rescue Peter Young reiterated on this, Tuesday when speaking to the Solomon Star over the phone. He said some ships were found out to have no radios…

Next gov’t must prioritise new NRH

FORMER Member of Parliament (MP) Hograno /Kia/Havulei constituency in Isabel province Jeremiah Manele says the next government must seriously work on the new National Referral Hospital (NRH) in 2019. The caretaker Minister for Ministry for Development, Planning and Aid Coordination in the SIDCG Rick Hou led Government made this call during his Sine Die motion…

PM spells out cost cutting measures

PRIME Minister Rick Hou says his government has been able to stabilise the country’s fiscal situation during its tenure in office. Mr Hou assumed leadership late last year after his predecessor Manasseh Sogavare was ousted in a no-confidence vote. Speaking in parliament during his sine die speech, Mr Hou said when he came into power…

Tito: no sale of scholarships

REPORTS claiming certain officials within the Ministry of Educational and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) are selling government funded scholarships to students are “all fabrication”. That’s according to the National Training Unit (NTU) director Clement Tito. Mr Tito said students claiming to be paying for scholarships from NTU officials should not be running to the media…

Communities must join in beetle fight

CHIEF Biosecurity Officer from the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) Max Kolubalona appeals on all communities to participate actively in the fight against eradicating coconut rhinoceros beetle. In an interview with the Solomon Star he said that the fight is very important that everyone must actively participate in. “Communities must take this seriously and…

NEW MARKET FOR GPPOL 3 OPENS

Surrounding communities at GPPOL 3 in North East Guadalcanal have taken delivery of their new market building on Tuesday that will become their main source of income. The new market building is funded under the North East Guadalcanal constituency and officially opened by Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) Allen Daonga. Mr…

Muse awarded ‘Top Employee of the Year’

SOLOMON Islander Amelia Muse who hails from Guadalcanal Province has received the Employee of the year award from her Employer McDonald’s Canada. Ms Muse becomes the first person from Solomon Islands to receive an Employee of the Year Award from a Canadian employer. Adding to the colours of celebration, Guadalcanal’s Thomas Mike picked up an…

Man arrested for rape in Choiseul

POLICE at Taro in Choiseul Province arrested a 26-year-old male suspect for raping a 16-year-old girl at Ghaghara sea side in North East Choiseul on 8 December 2018. Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Choiseul Province, Superintendent Vincent Eria said “It is another sad rape incident occurred again in Choiseul Province. To make it worst the suspect…