SATSOL TV for Children’s ward

CHILDREN at the Children’s Ward (Paediatric) at the National Referral hospital couldn’t help but smile after new TV screens were installed within the two wings by Satsol staff. Being looked after by the Hapi Isles Health Foundation, and working with Satsol, three flat screen TVs were installed and handed over to the doctors and nurses…

Vendor salutes Betel-nut law

THE new Betel-Nut Ordinance 2016 which will soon be passed by the Honiara City Council (HCC) has received huge applause from members of the public, following its confirmation by the City Clerk, this week. Clerk Charles Kelly told the media this week that the ordinance has been completed and is awaiting its unveilingin a full…

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…