SFA hails anti-corruption strategy

THE nation’s logging industry watchdog, Solomon Forest Association (SFA), has welcomed the Government’s initiative to counter corruption, saying it is a good start. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare introduced the National Anti-Corruption Strategy (NACS) in Parliament on Monday, calling on both the public and private sectors to support it. “We’ve said all along that the SFA…

Court rules on Sikua

SUSPENSION LAWFUL THE suspension of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services Edmond Sikua is lawful, the court ruled on Tuesday. Chief Magistrate John Numapo made the ruling after the prosecution responded to the legal issue surrounding Sikua’s suspension. Sikua’s lawyer Gabriel Suri earlier challenged the suspension letter issued…

BABY ABANDONED

….Found wrapped in a bag as mother flee A MALE infant was found alive wrapped in an old empty 20kg bag of rice after his mother allegedly abandoned him hours after being delivered. The discovery had shocked Namolaelae villagers in East Kwaio, Malaita province last weekend. Reports reaching the paper said the healthy looking baby…

Honiara Market Vendors Association wins Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award

The Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award was presented to Maureen Sariki, President and members of the Honiara Market Vendors Association executive today for their leadership and inclusive decision-making for market vendors in Solomon Islands. The annual Australian High Commissioner’s International Women’s Day Award recognises inspirational and pioneering Solomon Islands groups and individuals who…

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…