Inquest into search and rescue operation

THE Marine Authority will hold its internal De-briefing 10am today in Honiara after it was postponed on Monday. The De-briefing session is to carry out an internal inquest into circumstances surrounding handling of the search and rescue operations by its officials in relation to the tragic death of three men whose bodies were washed ashore…

Male babies more than females

SEVENTY percent of babies born on Christmas day at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara are male while 30 percent are female. Staff nurse in-charge of the maternity ward said of the 18 babies born on Christmas day at the maternity labor ward, 12 were male while six were female. She said the 18…

Application for 2016 ROC scholarship now opens

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) in a statement yesterday said, in association with the Education Ministry of Solomon Islands, they are pleased to announce that 2016 Taiwan Scholarship Program is open for application from January 15 to March 15. Eligible Solomon Islands high school graduates are encouraged to lodge application to fulfill…

Air Vanuatu is safe: CAAV

PORT VILA, (VANUATU POST) – Airline regulator of Vanuatu, the Civil Aviation Authority of Vanuatu (CAAV) says the national carrier, Air Vanuatu planes are safe to operate because the airline has complied with requirements of the civil aviation authority. The director of CAAV, Joseph Niel says this does not mean that Air Vanuatu has complied…

Hearts of Hope assists the sick at Kilu’ufi

THE non-charitable organisation Hearts of Hope (HOH) has supported sick patients of Kiluufi hospital yesterday in Auki, Malaita province. During a brief visit to the hospital members of the organisation donated clothing to the sick. Director of Hearts of Hope Mrs Janet Justice Aihari said, they were happy to help these sick people with this…

Dead father, son head home

THE bodies of a father and his son, who died in a tragic sea ordeal when their outboard motor powered boat broke down at sea during the New Year season, have now been transported back to their home village  in Isabel Province. The late Fr. John Bako and his son Junior John Bako’s bodies were…

Home engulfed in flames

A FAMILY remain homeless after their home was burnt down on Monday morning. The family from Ambu village, near Auki, Malaita province escaped unhurt while they lost all their belongings in the fire. Provincial Police Commander in Auki, Alfred Uiga said, the permanent home went up in flames giving the family no time to save…

Authorities to probe tragedy

Marine authorities will hold a de-briefing into the tragic death of three men whose bodies were washed ashore on the coast of west Are’are, Malaita, on New Year’s Eve. Director of Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration (SIMSA) Tim Harris said the debriefing will be held tomorrow in light of complaints from relatives on how the…

Homes blown to the ground

SIX semi-permanent homes were blown to the ground at Faumamanu area in east Kwara’ae, Malaita province on Tuesday. Alpha Alasina from the area told the paper via mobile phone that most of those houses were semi-permanent ones. He said, this was due to strong wind and heavy rain being experienced in the country since Monday.…