Rayboy games end successfully

A FESTIVE season games organized by Guadalcanal Provincial member for Paripao ward, Andrew Rayboy, ended successfully Wednesday this week. Dubbed the “Niutenabuti Christmas & New Year games”, hundreds of people ranging from kids through to the old age took part.  The two weeks of fun and games kicked off on Thursday 24th December 2015 and…

Six new anti-corruption bills in 2016

2016 is a Year that the Government has promise to introduce six new Anti-Corruption bills. This statement was made by the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during the International Anti-Corruption Day, which was marked in Honiara on the 9th of December 2015. The six anti-corruption bills are: 1.      Anti-Corruption Bill The Democratic Coalition for Change Government…

Let’s spare a thought

IT’S a great year this year is – full of challenges and great opportunities for doing a lot of things, good things. For example, there are those in business who have already worked out what their profit margin would be this year. To achieve their set target, they will give every excuse in the world…

Japan releases $610,000 for Adakoa rural centre

ADAKOA Rural Training Centre in east Kwara’ae, Malaita, is on course to upgrading its facilities following a $610,000 funding assistance from the Japanese Government. Japan Embassy in Honiara released the funding to the centre’s principal David Leliana and vice president of Solomon Islands Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC) Gideon Row last Friday. The funds will…

Yes, it’s rotavirus

WHO calls for enhanced vigilance and community cooperation THE World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the diarrhoea outbreak spreading through the country since November 2015 is caused by rotavirus, a highly infectious virus that can cause an outbreak which is difficult to control. Symptoms of rotavirus infection include severe watery diarrhoea, often with vomiting,…

Keep the mosquito away

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services department of Vector Born Disease has warned families to avoid mosquito bites following the recent heavy rain to avoid malaria and dengue. The department reminds families to ensure they use mosquito or bed nets. For families with permanent houses with window nets, the department is urging them to…

Telekom opens new Fone Shop

SOLOMON Telekom last Friday opened its newest Fone Shop in central Honiara. The new sales shop is located on the second floor of the newly opened Central Plaza complex close to the Central Market. The new phone shop provides a more spacious room for staff and customers to do trading with customers. During the opening…

School results this week

THE results of the four exams sat by students last year are expected to be released to the public on Tuesday. A female officer relayed the information to Solomon Star on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource’s permanent secretary, Dr Franco Rodie last Friday. The officer said the PS was busy, but…