STI on the rise, youths warned to check

THE fact that Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) are silently increasing in rural communities, youths are encouraged to utilize the Voluntary Confidential Counselling Testing Clinics. Malaita provincial health director Dr Henry Kako stated this at the handing over of VCCT clinic to Fauabu Hospital last week. He said the VCCT clinic is important and youths must…

Be aware of fake banknotes

There is a notable increase of fake or counterfeit banknotes currently circulating within the country. The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has warned on Wednesday. In a statement, bank has once again advised the public to take heed of the illegal activity. CBSI advices the public to be mindful of these latest counterfeits. There…

Locals undergo study in South Korea

FOUR local government officers will be undertaking two years of study in South Korea under the Korean government. Korean Overseas International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) office in Honiara recently held a pre-departure orientation for the four successful Master’s Degree scholarship recipients. With a mission to nurture talented students from developing countries, KOICA invites high-caliber students from…

Cassava seedlings to Kukudu school

TAIWAN Technical Mission (TTM) in Honiara in its food security objective, last week held a workshop and distributed cassava seedlings to Kukudu Adventist College (KAC) in the Western province. The training was held on Friday – 4th August and was organised by TTM through the support and cooperation with Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL)…

SPOL backs Avaiki with new outfit

The SPOL-Avaiki Rugby Team received its new uniform from major sponsor, the South Pacific Oil Limited (SPOL) as part of its new partnership with the Club. Speaking at the official handover, SPOL Marketing Manager, William Watepuru acknowledged that the company’s partnership with the Avaiki Rugby Club was established earlier through former management. He said the…

White River crown futsal champ

WHITE River Community High School stunned favorites Koloale in the grand-final of the Bulk Shop futsal under-16 yesterday to win the title. The young guns from west Honiara clinched the inaugural Bulk Shop U16 title with a 6-5 victory. Starman Mana grabbed a hatrick and their number 3 notched home a brace in the dying…

Seru calls for good behaviour

President of the Solomon Islands Sports Coalition, Pastor Nacanieli Seru has called on all schools that participated in the Bulk Shop Futsal league to show good behaviour during matches. Pastor Seru made the call following yesterday’s Bulk Shop U16 grand finals which saw supporters from both sides involving in a brawl after the match. Some…

CBSI confirms newest bank set to roll

THE country’s newest commercial bank BRED Bank Solomon Islands Limited is set to commence operation. This came after the bank was finally issued with its  authorization letter to start banking business in the country. The Central of Solomon Islands (CBSI) in a statement on Wednesday announced that BRED Bank Solomon was issued with the final…