Overseas medical team on a mission

A MEDICAL team from Johns Hopkins Hospital in the United States is currently in Honiara providing medical support to newly graduated doctors from Cuba at the same time conduct health services. In response to the invitation extended by Ambassador Victor Te-Sun Yu – The Embassy of the ROC (Taiwan), the Johns Hopkins Hospital Pediatric Emergency…

Putting literacy in children’s hands

As part of a new literacy training being carried out in provinces and Honiara over this year, teachers are learning more about how to make language more dynamic and engaging for learners in the classroom. One of the big five messages of the year is “Literacy is in students’ hands” which means that children must…

South Korea to support PIC at COP21

SENIOR officials of the governments of the Republic of Korea and fourteen Pacific island countries reaffirmed cooperation to achieve a legally binding agreement at the international climate change talks at COP 21 in Paris later this year. “Pacific island states are some of the most vulnerable to climate change.  The world must give special consideration…

Premiers’ trip to Marau cost $120, 000

THE Premiers’ retreat trip to Marau east Guadalcanal cost about $120,000. The one-day trip took the premiers and their delegations from Honiara to Marau on Tuesday and back late in the evening. Local Organizing Committee Vice-Chairman Vincent Kohata disclosed to Solomon Star that the trip costs about $120,000. He said the purpose of the trip…

Ramohia wants climate change discussed

THE Malaita Provincial Premier, Peter Chanel Ramohia says he wants the climate change issue to be discussed in the premiers’ conference this week. He said, it was important that other speakers must have something to say about the issue as some of the provinces in the country were currently affected by this global issue. “I…

Premiers applauded

VILLAGERS at Marau area in east Guadalcanal constituency have expressed gratitude following a visit by the premiers on Tuesday. Francis Koburu speaking on behalf of the villagers told the Solomon Star that even though the visit was brief it meant a lot to them. “Your visit to our area both on land and sea has…