Public urged to limit hospital visits to NRH 

The National Referral Hospital (NRH) is urging the public to limit the numbers of visits and visitors to the hospital. NRH Chief Executive Officer Dr George Malefoasi made the call following the current heavy rain experienced in Honiara, which had exposed several leakages of water into the hospital posing potential health risks to the visiting…

Games work ahead of schedule

CHAIRMAN of the National Hosting Authority (NHA) for the Pacific Games 2023, Dr. Jimmy Rodger reveals that as new hosts for the Pacific Games, the development of facilities is ahead of schedule. Dr. Rodgers revealed this during the recent official handing over of the Solomon Islands Football Federation (SIFF) Academy to the NHA over the…

PPC Riolo warns drivers in Malaita

Provincial Police Commander (PPC) for Malaita Province Stanley Riolo has called on vehicle drivers along the roads around the Province to take extra care when driving in wet conditions. Speaking to this paper in an interview on Wednesday, PPC Riolo issued a warning reminding vehicle drivers not to overload their vehicles and to look out…

Premier Gina calls for morgue 

WESTERN Provincial Government is appealing to the national government through the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) to seriously consider building a proper morgue in Noro and Gizo. Premier David Gina in an interview with Solomon Star on Wednesday said, there were a number of incidents which warrant the need to have a proper…

MYSTERIOUS DISAPPEARANCE

One Link’s $300k missing from police exhibit facility   A police officer is now suspended after more than $300,000 relating to One Link Pacifica investigation that was stored at the police exhibit facility at Rove Police headquarters went missing last October. Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau revealed this information at a conference on Thursday at the…

Relatives identify dead body found at Noro  

The dead body of a 25-year-old male person discovered floating at sea in the Kokosu area of Noro Township, Western Province on Monday morning (2 February 2021) has been buried after relatives identified the body. Supervising Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Western Province, Inspector Wilken Miriki says, “The deceased was from Malaita Province and lived with…

Wantok system

Dear Editor – This letter serves as my thought for all those struggling in the Solomon Islands amidst challenging times. My heart goes out t to all those whose hope hangs by a thread for the many young people who remain unemployed and without money, and to all those women and girls we have been…

Telling stories through short films

Dear Editor – In past years I was always interested to read of the work and success of the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT) which some years ago was managed by the late Dr. John Roughan.  The SIDT visited many rural communities throughout the Solomon Islands and through play-acting and counseling services illustrated correct behavior…

Lives do matter

Dear Editor – It’s sad to note that someone who wanted to attend church was run over in a traffic accident on a Sunday morning recently. Pedestrians who walk to church or drive to church and elsewhere must be very careful and be on alert and watch out when walking along the road. Because death is…