Blood donor day Monday

World blood donor day will be celebrated in Honiara on Monday with a number of activities. Speaking to the media yesterday, the head of medical laboratory Alfred Dofai said the event will be celebrated on the theme “Thank You for Saving My Life” highlighting the appreciation of those who have been saved by blood donors.…

Call to speed up development

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Blood in demand

THE blood bank at the National Referral Hospital is continuously running low of blood supply to meet the demand. This was revealed by the Medical Lab Manager at National Referral Hospital Donald Tahani in press conference on Thursday. He said currently there is a huge difference between the amount of blood collected and the amount…

Community helpers end training

BE confident because you are a very important asset of the governments’ structure in the Rural Development Programme to support our rural communities. This was highlighted by the Under Secretary Ministry of Development Planning and Aid Coordination Roy Mae. He was speaking during the closing of the second training for Technical Community Helper (TCH) yesterday…

Wogasia festival kicks off weekend

THE Wogasia festival on Santa Catalina in Makira/Ulawa Province will kick off this Sunday. George Ipileni, coordinator for Catalina Cultural Centre told the Solomon Star from  SantaCatalina yesterday that the two days event will be staged on a small coral island in Santa Catalina. Mr Ipileni said the preparation towards the annual festival is underway…

Australia awards scholarship application closing

The 2016 Australia Awards Pacific Scholarships (AAPS) which is currently accepting applications from Solomon Islanders and who are interested in studying abroad at selected Pacific universities will soon close. A statement from the Australian Government yesterday said, the scholarships will provide successful applicants with the skills and knowledge to drive change and influence economic and…