Graduating doctors arrive

SEVENTEEN medical doctors who recently graduated from Cuba arrived back in the country Wednesday this week. The group consists of four female doctors and 13 male doctors.  They were welcomed by representatives from the Ministry of Education – National Training Unit (NTU), Solomon Cuba Student Family Association (SCSFA), family members, friends and friends on their…

Provincial govt’s agents to change

A LOT of good things have been heard of as being done by the provincial governments and the Honiara City Council in order to improve the living standards of our people. Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS), Stanley Pirione said this during the official opening of the pre-conference of the Provincial…

Major kwaso raid

Guadalcanal Police have successfully executed a raid on Tuesday on the illegal manufacture of liquor locally known as Kwaso and arrested six suspects.  A statement from the Police Media Unit said, the Police Operation raid a place near the Lungga River-mouth called Patmos Island. The suspects were apprehended and taken into police custody. Reports said,…

Ten steps for successful land reform

Researcher and lawyer from Australian National University (ANU) Siobhan McDonnell has suggested ten possible steps Solomon Islands could consider in developing a successful approach to land reform. The steps are consultations, public debate, clear policy vision, development of new models, develop new laws, funding, new legal arrangements passed by Parliament, piloting of the new arrangements…

PM warns on land custom practices

PRIME Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has cautioned Solomon Islands against the extreme idolisation of its customary practices else it will lag behind in terms of development. Speaking at the opening of a two-day Land Reform Workshop in Honiara yesterday, Mr Sogavare said Solomon Islanders living in the 21st Century have a real challenge in their…

Police launch response exercise

A major operational exercise to assess the capabilities of the Police Response Team (PRT) and the Police Maritime Division is currently underway. The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) launched the training on Tuesday will conclude this Saturday.  A statement from the Police Media Unit yesterday said, members of the public should be alarmed if…