PS: NRH security a concern

Health Permanent Secretary Dr Tenneth Dalipanda says the recent stabbing of a nurse at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) is a concern and serious security risk for the health workers.  “This is a serious matter of concern that needs urgent solution,” said Dr Dalipanda. The Permanent Secretary was responding to a media comment made by…

Malaysian fuel consortium pledges cheap fuel

A Malaysian bulk fuel consortium is keen on partnering with local business entities to deliver cheaper, consistent and accessible fuel and gas to the provinces. A four-member delegation from the consortium has arrived on Thursday and has met government officials and business executives of both the National Provident Fund (NPF) and South Pacific Oil during…

Alleged taxi robbers allocated lawyers

Two men accused of robbing a taxi on Christmas Day are now armed with lawyers from the Public Solicitor’s Office (PSO). Lawyers representing the two accused, Daniel Kotiu and Michael Asilaua appeared for the first time in court on behalf of their clients. The two accused have been looking to have legal representatives and have…

Juvenile needs a lawyer: Magistrate

A 16-year-old juvenile facing two criminal charges will plea to the charges on February 16, in the Honiara Magistrate’s Court. The young male who could not be named for legal reasons is facing one count of attempted murder and another of grievous harm. He is still without a lawyer. An on duty lawyer from the…

Caucus Chair calls for improved interaction between executives and Gov’t

The Chairman of the Government Caucus, Jackson Fiulaua, the MP for Central Kwara’ae in Malaita Province, has called for improved interaction between Government MPs, Executives and Presidents of Political Parties in the Democratic Coalition for Change Government. He said leaders of these groups must cooperate in the efforts to ascertaining the current coalition government’s development…

Police charge MP Auga

Lau-Mbaelelea MP faces criminal offences POLICE have charged Lau-Mbaelelea MP Augustine Auga with two counts of common assault and one of intimidation. He will appear in court on Monday 14th February. The police media unit confirmed this yesterday. It said police took Auga on Monday to Naha Police Station in east Honiara. After he was…

Visitors expect more here

Visitors that are touring the Solomon Islands, especially Honiara are expecting more during their visits here, a tourist who visited the capital over the weekend said. He was one of the 2,000 plus tourists that stopped over for tours around Honiara and Guadalcanal on board the Sea Princess last Sunday. The Australian lad said Honiara…