Votes for women

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Time to express thanks

Dear Editor – Last Friday, 24 March, 2017, the Australian High Commission in Honiara issued a press release to coincide with the first anniversary of the introduction of Solomon Island’s Family Protection Act. The press release went on to mention the referral services of the SeifPles Crisis Centre, the Family Support Centre, the Christian Care…

A bold new vision

In a report released by the WHO today, Thursday, 23 March 2017, (from which I quote) “A bold new plan developed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services, with support from WHO, sets out the Pacific nation____s roadmap towards universal health coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. “The plan defines what services are to…

Turning to Indonesia

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Probe Blue boats report

Dear Editor – In relation what appeared in the Star and online, the RSIPF is aware of this and an investigation going into, “Blue Boats sighting off the Coast of Anuta Island, Temotu Province recently”. The Police (RSIPF) is appealing to members of public and communities who may have any further information about the matter…

NRH site

Dear Editor – Instead of moving the National Referral Hospital to the proposed new site behind Lunga power station, why not do what the people next to the present site did and reclaim the shallow sea in front of the hospital? Pacific Casino have also reclaimed a lot of land as well as many other…

Renbel projects

Dear Editor – Something that the current provincial government should take it hard and ensure that this trend is stopped immediately. Records confirmed that since then the projects in Rennell and Bellona seem to continue failed without stop. A number of factors but let me suggest that one reasons was the lack of mechanism that…

Help to San Isidro

Dear Editor – It was revealed in the Star newspaper today, Friday, 24 March 2017, that the Prime Minister’s Office(PMO) had contributed S$497,357 to the San Isidro Centre in Ariligo to help build two new dormitories to accommodate handicapped students while learning trade and life skills. The information on the payment came to notice when…

Unhappy patient

Dear Editor – I refer to the article ‘Unhappy Patient’, published in your newspaper on 20 March 2017. The article called on the responsible authority to ensure that medical teams visiting the Solomon Islands are able to carry out their tasks responsibly. As the responsible authority for registering and supervising doctors and dentists in the…