FIRE TRAGEDY

Early morning blaze destroys Hatanga head office FIRE fighters were unable to stop an early morning blaze that gutted the headquarters of Hatanga Ltd at Ranadi, east Honiara, last Friday. By day break, the main complex that housed the company’s office and warehouse was gone. “The fire started at around 3am,” a neighbour told the…

Korea hosts PICs meeting in Busa

SOLOMON Islands was among other Pacific Island Countries (PICs) that participated at the 4th Korea-PICs Senior Officials Meeting in Busan, Korea, from the 24th to the 27th of October, 2016. The Solomon Islands delegation was led by William Soaki, Deputy Secretary of Foreign Affairs & External Trade, Joseph Atkin-Tada, Assistant Secretary of the Asia, Africa…

Saving our last biodiversity hotspots

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More health workers needed

SOUTH Pacific countries need more people to get into the health services. President of International Council of Nurses, Dr Judith Shamian highlighted this during the opening ceremony at Mendana hotel in Honiara on Monday. “As the population in the South Pacific gets increasing every time, it is demanding that more workers are needed into the…

First dengue case in Buala

BUALA Hospital in Isabel Province has recorded one confirmed dengue fever case for the first time. The case was recorded towards the end of last month when the patient was undergoing treatment at Buala hospital. Hospital Director Dr Helen Hopkins said that there was only one confirmed case so far despite the many suspect cases…