Leprosy no longer a threat here

Leprosy disease is no longer an issue for the Solomon Islands, an Advocacy Facilitator for Leprosy disease within the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) says. Speaking during a health consultation meeting this week, Oliver Merpirla said Solomon Islands was taken off the red list since 1995. “Solomon Islands was listed as a leprosy…

Mother wants answers from police

MOTHER of late David Morton Sireheti Saemala (23), who died in police custody at the Central Police Station Watch House Cell on Monday 27th June, is seeking justice for his son. In a letter to media yesterday, May Saemala said she was not convinced by the statement by the Prime Minister to the Nation –…

$1.6M Trip

THE current trip to Taiwan by a 16-member government delegation is costing tax-payers more than $1.6million. This was revealed in a report obtained by the paper yesterday from sources close to the Ministry of Finance. This came after concerns were raised by the huge number of officials and the likely cost involved in the trip.…

Sikua concern over PM’s proposal with China

The Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament, Hon. Dr. Derek Sikua has raised concern over Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s proposals with mainland China. Last week PM had met the visiting PNG-based Chinese Envoy to Honiara. Dr Sikua in the statement said, PM had told the visiting envoy that United Democratic Party (UDP) may establish…

Dive Munda shortlisted for Global Awards

LOCAL tourist destination Dive Munda has been shortlisted for the 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards. This was according to a statement from the organization this week. “Dive Munda is super proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for the 2016 Luxury Travel Guide Global Awards,” it says. According to the statement, the tourist…

Sumsum fired

THE controversial Solomon Airlines chief executive Ron Sumsum has been fired Wednesday this week. Mr Sumsum from Vanuatu has been in the post for nearly ten years. Solomon Airlines Limited Board Chairman Austin Holmes while announcing the termination to the executive management team at the airline’s Henderson Airport head offices said general manager operations and…

Mayor’s fate soon

HONIARA City Councilors are expected to meet to decide the fate of Mayor Alfrence Fatai. This came after the notice moved by member for Ngossi ward, Andrew Mua had been accepted by the council. HCC Clerk, Charles Kelly confirmed on Wednesday that his office is only waiting for legal advice from Attorney General Chamber before…

Two diplomat to be announced

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is expected to announce the two diplomats to head the mission in Taiwan and the United Nations in New York, United States next month. This came after the Ministry had received the agreement from Taiwan to allow its diplomat to take up the post there. While for…