Surgery made easier

New specialized machine to hospital The National Referral Hospital has taken delivery of a new and specialized machine that will enhance surgery on the abdomen and make detection easier. Called Laparoscopic machine, it was donated by Olympus, an international corporation that manufactures specialized health equipment The entire laparoscopic stack, which sells for SBD$360,000, was already…

Community leaders thank RAMSI

Chiefs, church, women and youth leaders from communities in and around Honiara have conveyed their deep appreciation for the efforts of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) to return peace and stability to the country over the past 14 years. The more than 40 community leaders were attending a meeting organised by the…

PM concern about lack of Bio-security machine

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says he’s concerned over the ongoing delay by responsible authorities to purchase a bio-security machine for our international airport. Mr Sogavare was responding to questions raised in parliament over government’s slow response to getting the bio-security machine. Parliament was told it is a requirement under the Pacer Plus for countries to…

Liwe Trust Board applauds gov’t

LIWE Landowners Trust Board (LLTB) has applauded the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) for its willingness to assist them in implementing the projects planned for their 74.27 hectares registered land. Speaking to the Solomon Star, trust board chairman Walter Hoenihoula said his people and the entire province of Malaita are very happy to see…

Disaster response call

STAKEHOLDERS in the country are urged to work according to one plan of operation whenever a disaster strikes in the future. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Disaster Management (MECDM) Dr Melchior Mataki in his address to open the “Lessons Learned Workshop- Makira Earthquake”  at the Honiara Hotel conference room pointed…

Police told ‘work with people’

POLICE are urged to work more closely with people. Dudley Samo who spoke on behalf of a group of prominent citizens told Solomon Star, Wednesday. He said with the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) in June, police need to work closely with people and communities to address criminal activities. “I…

Robbery submissions deferred

THE mitigation and sentencing submissions for one of the robbers who took part in the $4million Westpac Bank robbery in 2015 has been again deferred to March 17. And this time it is for the defence counsel to go through the proposed agreed facts first before the submissions can be made in court. Deputy Chief…

Court to rule on issue of evidence

THE court will be handing down its ruling on March 20 in relation to an application made by the prosecution regarding the trial issue on the case of the men accused of ransacking a logging camp in Isabel in 2012. Deputy Chief Magistrate Shepherd Lapo was supposed to hand down the ruling on Friday but…

Lawyer to seek bail

ANOTHER bail application will be made anytime soon for the three young men accused of attacking another man last month at Lunga. Lazarus Kwaiga of L & L Lawyers put the court and prosecution on notice, Friday of the intended bail application for William Ghiro, 18, Hensley Ghiro, 18, and John Areni, 25. He said…