Local Victoria students assist hospital

LOCAL students living and studying at Victoria, Australia has donated two medical machines to the National Referral Hospital (NRH), Wednesday. A nebulizer and a blood pressure machine which costs more than AUD$200 was donated to the hospital Accident and Emergency (A&E) department by the student representative, Janine Simi. In the somewhat packed outpatient ward, the…

Statistic vital to gov’t

STATISTICS has an important role in the country when it comes to policy formation, national planning and decision making. The government Statistician Douglas Kimi highlighted this during the World Statistic Day celebration hosted on Monday. And because of this the current government has recognized the importance of this department. “The Democratic Coalition for Change Government…

World statistics day celebrated

THE national Statistics office in Honiara has joined other countries in the world to celebrate the world Statistics day on Monday. The theme’s celebration was ‘Better Data, Better Lives.’ A statement from the office explained it was important to host that event for the second time to give opportunity for the public to learn about…

Dolphin attraction booms

PEOPLE interested in watching dolphins play and swim in style will now be able to do so, thanks to Alistair Morris who initiated the establishment of Dolphin View Beach, a dolphin  off shore water way along a reef line, just  a short drive west of the capital Honiara. Mr Morris said, the site is becoming…

Solomons named ‘Hottest travel destination for 2016’

IT’S official. The Solomon Islands has been named the number one ‘Hottest travel destination for 2016’ in Australia. The ‘Hapi Islands’ beat off 20 other destinations to take the premier spot in the high profile News Limited ‘Escape’ travel section published this week. Distributed nationally, ‘Escape’ is read by literally millions of Australians every weekend.…

Nanngu celebrates new water supply

AFTER more than 20 years, the people of Nanngu community on the island of Santa Cruz, Temotu Province, now have a reliable and safe water supply system. The water supply, built by community members, working with a contractor under the Community Resilience to Climate and Disaster Risks in Solomon Islands Project (CRISP), was opened on…

Political upheaval deepens

PM to adjourn parliament, Thursday PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare will adjourn parliament this morning in a move likely to prolong the current political upheaval. Parliament confirmed in its order paper that the only business for today is the asking and answering of question. After that, Mr Sogavare will adjourn parliament to December 3. The move…

PM hits out at ‘smear campaign’

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Tuesday has described allegations against him over the misuse of the Republic of China (ROC) funds and his purchase of two properties in Honiara as fabricated to smear his public image. Responding to allegations made by former Deputy Prime Minister Douglas Ete in Parliament, Mr Sogavare said it is hypocritical…