Leprosy day marked here

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) together with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday commemorated this year’s world Leprosy day in Honiara. The event was celebrated based on the theme ‘Triple Zero Campaign: Zero Transmission, Zero Disabilities and Zero Discrimination.’ Speaking on behalf of the permanent secretary, National Director of Nursing Michael Larui said…

Students’ plea for MP’s support  

STUDENTS of Lau/ Mbaelelea constituency have called on their Parliamentarian Augustine Auga to focus in education as his top priority this year. The concerned students made the call as they are in need of the MP’s financial assistance leading up to the start of another academic year. A Solomon Islands National University (SINU) student Andrew…

Work on CT Scan to start this year

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Service’s $17 million project is expected to commence this year and it is understood a contractor has already been awarded the contract through the appropriate tender processes. According to 2020 Appropriation Bill 2019, the government has already allocated funds through its Ministry of Health and Medical Services for this…

Missing car case to be sent to DPP

THE case of the vehicle that went missing from the Kukum Traffic Centre compound last month will be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) for review. Acting Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau told reporters that the suspended officer has been interviewed on Wednesday. “After interview, the matter will be forwarded to DPP for viewing…

Hunt for escapees continue

After more than a month on the run, police are still asking for communities’ assistance to help them locate the two remaining escapees, Frank Firimolea and Dilo Faiga. Speaking to reporters at the commissioner’s weekly conference Thursday, Acting Commissioner Mostyn Mangau said “Operation Hunt-Man” is continuing to roll. “Police are working very hard to recapture…

TRAVEL BAN REQUEST

Health wants ban on incoming passengers By IAN M. KAUKUI THE Ministry of Health and medical Service says it is waiting on cabinet to decide whether to ban incoming passengers from entering the country in light of the rapid spread of the coronavirus. The ministry has requested cabinet to make a decision on that. It…

Council to discuss betel nut by-law

HONIARA City Council (HCC) says the “Betelnut Control Ordinance 2016” will be re-tabled in its next executive meeting. This is according to Deputy Mayor and Chairman for Law Enforcement Charles Chekah Aiwosuga. Aiwosuga said the decision is part of the council’s efforts to move forward with its policies and reforms. He said the ordinance has…

PM: regional security is a collective duty

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says security in the region is a collective responsibility. The prime minister highlighted this when he met two defence advisers from Australia and New Zealand at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet yesterday, a statement from Prime Minister Press Secretariat said. The advisers are Chief of the Australian Defence…