Malaita development projects discussed

Acting Prime Minister Douglas Ete met with the Malaita Provincial executive delegation yesterday to discuss ways forward to implement major projects earmarked for Malaita by the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government. A statement from the Government Communication Unit said, the meeting was a follow-up after Premier Peter Channel Ramohia’s previous meeting with Prime Minister…

Students face accommodation dilemma

CLOSE to 200 government funded students studying in Fiji are reportedly facing accommodation hiccups. Reports reaching the Solomon Star revealed that most of those affected are first year University of the South Pacific (USP) students who arrived late in Suva in the three remaining charter flights. USP classes started week ago. A final (third) year…

Gov’t to build new morgue

Hospital mortuary in terrible state THE Government plans to build a new and bigger morgue this year at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara. NRH’s chief executive officer Dr Roger Maraka revealed this yesterday in light of increasing public concern about the poor and terrible state of the existing morgue. “This new morgue will…

Police: Man kills sister, mother

A man who allegedly killed his sister and mother at Leru village, Russell Islands, has been arrested. Police confirmed the arrest last Saturday night in a statement. The accused, who police believed was not in his right state of mine, is facing two murder charges. Police say at around 5pm Friday, he asked his sister…

Vehicle hits power post, disrupts supply

Power supply in Malaita provincial capital Auki was disrupted since 10pm on Friday after a Toyota hilux smashed an electric post in the township. Solomon Islands Electricity Authority officers in Auki have to work throughout the night until 12pm yesterday when they were able to restore supply. The vehicle hit the post in front of…

We propose the project, says landowner

A woman who claimed to be the owner of Ludana island in the Arnavon group says they were the ones who invited MSL Import and Export company to fell trees on their land. Victoria Poluabana Habu made the clarification in light of the controversy surrounding the proposed operation, which conservation groups said threatens the Arnavon…

Sumitomo assists hospital with dengue kit

JAPANESE mining giants Sumitomo Solomon Ltd yesterday donated dengue fever test kit to the National Referral Hospital. The donation comes after the company learned of media reports of 15 new dengue cases in Gizo, Western Province. Sumitomo’s managing director Yoritoshi Ochi said the donation was timely.  “I am pleased indeed to donate this Dengue Fever…

SPBD gives clients health check-ups

SOUTH Pacific Business Development Microfinance (SI) on Thursday conducted medical checkup for its west Guadalcanal clients for the first time. SPBD teamed up with the Ministry of Health to check its clients’ sugar level, diabetes and other diseases. Microfinance is a financial institution that offers small loans to women and those in communities to help…

Chinese mark New Year

PRESIDENT of United Democratic Party, Sir Thomas Chan hopes the Chinese New Year of the Goat will bring many good tidings and rich blessings to the Chinese community and their families. Sir Thomas made this remark when celebrating the event at Honiara Hotel on Thursday night. “I wish you strength, honour, and good judgement this…