World-class Eye Centre opens its doors

The Honiara-based Regional Eye Centre launches Wednesday morning in a special ceremony presided over by the Honourable Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The Centre will provide free eye care to all Solomon Islanders and act as a regional training hub for visiting eye care professionals. The Centre represents a partnership between the governments of Solomon Islands…

Opposition unmoved by explanation

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group says the response by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has failed to explain why the National Disaster Management Office (NMDO) submission was not considered by the Government. In a statement yesterday, the Parliamentary Opposition said the fact that NDMO as the legitimate body was by-passed and funds…

Father faces rape charge

Prosecution has confirmed they will be proceeding with the rape charge against a man who allegedly raped his daughter this year at a plantation in East Guadalcanal. The 65-year-old father who cannot be named to protect the identity of his 15 year-old daughter has been initially charged with one count of rape and another count…

Landowners demand answers

Disgruntled landowners of West Rennell are demanding answers while rubbishing claims that a 90-days notice was served for grieving parties to make an appeal to the Customary Land Appeal Court (CLAC) over the registered tenement (land) by APID for mining operation. This came after government appointed lands acquisition officer Penrose Palmer and APID land coordinator…