Solympics squad

Dear Editor – An interesting feature in the upcoming Pacific Games in PNG is the participation of our u-23 Solympics squad, which all soccer fans and supporters in the country are eagerly looking forward to, come June, July. A preliminary squad was announced early this year in which players undergo a series of trainings and…

Respect our visitors says Mayor

HONIARA City Council (HCC) Lord Mayor is appealing to the general public in the city to respect and give their best smiles to the  tourists that will arrive in Honiara tomorrow morning. Alfred Fatai highlighted this during the launching of LEAF 2 years program at National Art Gallery yesterday. “About 2000 Australian tourists will grace…

Auditorium to be upgraded

GOVERNMENT will upgrade the National Auditorium at Art Gallery at a cost of $60million and is expected to be much bigger. Art Gallery curator Brian Afia revealed this on Wednesday. The current National Art Gallery was built during the Pacific Arts Festival hosted by Solomon Islands in 2012. Mr Afia said the size of the…

LEAF project launched

A JAPANESE-based project which focused on sustainable society has launched a project called ‘Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for children’ (LEAF) program on Wednesday. It’s a two years program to be implemented in Honiara. LEAF is an environmental focus group from Japan which was established in 1998 with the aim of contributing to the development…

Boosting the malaria battle-line

In a huge boost to the global fight against malaria, researchers have discovered how the malaria parasite protects itself by building resistance against the last-line in antimalarial medications, and how a new medical treatment can overcome the parasite’s defences. Published yesterday the new study reveals that the effectiveness of anti-malarial drugs known as artemisinins or…

Iumi laekem wata fo stap olowe!

YESTERDAY Wednesday 22nd April was World Water Day in the Solomon Islands. The theme this year is sustainability, or “Iumi laekem wata fo stap olowe.” Every week, a Solomon Islander dies as a result of poor access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene facilities. Every day, the Solomon Islands’ Ministry of Health and Medical Services…