Physical exercise is best medicine

REGULAR physical exercise has been recommended as the best medicine for a healthy body. A senior officer from the None Communicable Diseases (NCD) department of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services said regular exercise such as walking and household chores that released fats from the body through sweats is the best cure for physical…

Chief condemns illegal acts of youths

STOPPING vehicles on roads and asking for money by youths in Honiara must be addressed as the criminal activity is becoming a big concern to vehicle owners in the city. Chief Frank Robolite’e from east Honiara said this criminal activity practiced by youths at night on vehicle drivers at feeder roads in many suburban community…

PM hits back

Be like real statesmen, Sogavare tells senior citizens PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has hit out at three senior citizens who condemned his government’s pay-out of $3 million to ex-militants on Christmas Eve. Sir Allan Kemakeza, Sir Paul Tovua, and Joses Tuhanuku were three of the nation’s top leaders who helped bring an end to the…

School results out

THE much awaited school results for the exam classes in the country last year has now finally been released. Minister for Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) John Moffatt Fugui signed the release of the results, Monday. Officials who witnessed the signing included Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development,…

Intense lobbying underway in Makira-Ulawa

Lobbying for the election a new Premier and speaker in the newly elected 20 member assembly in Makira Ulawa province is said to be intensifying at the provincial capital Kira Kira. Nominations for both positions opened last Thursday. Nominations for the provincial speaker’s post closed 4pm yesterday afternoon with 6 candidates nominated. They are: James…

Malaita moves to close ‘cyber war game’

Malaita Premier Peter Ramohia and his executive will meet Auki police this week to discuss a business establishment operating what’s called “cyber war game” in the provincial capital. An Asian is running the business, which Ramohia said was illegal. Ramohia said his executive has already revoked the business licence of the Asian last year but…

Call for inquest into deaths

Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) wants to see an inquest conducted into the death of three men whom a search and rescue efforts failed to save them. The trio went missing at sea on December 28 near Gela when their outboard motor engine broke down. Their bodies were found on the coast of Malaita on New…

Foreign businessman under investigation

The Ministry of Commerce, Industries Labor and Immigration says it is carrying out investigation into business activities of a foreigner following complaints he breached the Foreign Investment Act. The ministry says it will investigate business activities by Malaysian businessman, Ho Lou Wen, who has been accused of involving in poultry farming, a business area reserved…

Paripao wants separate constituency

Residents of Paripao ward in east Guadalcanal want a separate constituency created for them. Currently they are part of North east Guadalcanal constituency, which they feel is too big to accommodate in terms of service delivery. Provincial member for ward 17 in the Paripao area, Andrew Rayboy said the vastness of the area makes it…

Juffa sweeps out foreign owned shops

PACNEWS: Papua New Guinea’s Northern Governor Gary Juffa has begun a cleanup of Popondetta Town by closing down all Asian trade stores and fast food outlets. The action came after numerous complaints about the quality of food produced and sold in these foreign-owned shops. Governor Juffa said only supermarkets will operate in the province. He…