11 more contact tracing samples

TECHNICAL Advisor to the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS), Dr. Yogesh Choudhri has announced that another eleven contact tracing samples have been collected in Malaita. This is in response to the covid-19 reactivation case on Malaita a fortnight ago. The additional 11 samples now bring the total of samples to 42 as part…

Cattle farm at Atori rehabilitated

THE Malaita Provincial Government (MPG) has moved into rehabilitating its old cattle farm at Atori in the eastern region of Malaita. The rehabilitation program is part of MPG’s commitment to revive and rehabilitate its cattle farms in the province.  A clearance – work at the Atori farm site has already commenced. Local communities have been…

New water charges for 2021 announced

SOLOMON Water has announced an increase in water charges for 2021 as part of its plan to improve water services in the city. In a statement on Tuesday, Solomon Water said, it strives to provide its customers with safe and reliable water and wastewater services.  It said, back in 2012, Solomon Water used to supply…

Chottu responds to Sun, Garo report

NORTH-WEST Guadalcanal Development Association (NWGDA) Chairman, Simon Chottu has replied to recent reports in the Island Sun newspaper that his revelation on the Rhinoceros Beetle invasion on the Noni Industry is ‘false’. Chottu told Solomon Star that he has evidence to prove that what he stated in the media last week is true. In the…

Young man jailed for attacking couple

  A YOUNG man who attacked a couple outside of the Heritage Park (HP) Hotel last year had been sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment, Tuesday. Daniel Saomatangi, 21, was sentenced following his conviction after a trial on one count of grievous harm and one count of common assault. Principal Magistrate Augustine Aulanga…

WOMAN ONCE IGNORED NOW ENDORSED

NANETTE TUTUA – the Choiseulese woman once ignored by the Government to be the Chair of the Public Service Commission Board a few years ago – has now been endorsed as OUR PARTY’s official candidate for the South Choiseul Constituency by-election later this year. The PARTY’s Parliamentary Wing leader and Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has…