Suspected measles in Makira on the rise

Kirakira hospital has revealed 12 suspected cases of measles as of Wednesday in the province. Doctor Arnold Nguduamae told the Solomon Star those cases are from nearby villages around Kirakira. “The results of those cases are yet to be confirmed due to lack of testing facilities,” Mr Nguduamae said. He added that only the signs…

A reminder to be responsible

THE public has once again been reminded to be responsible over their behaviour and respect laws that govern the city. City Clerk Charles Kelly uttered these sentiments in an interview with the Solomon Star on Wednesday. My Kelly admitted it is quite difficult to implement city council by laws when people from many different backgrounds…

Quarantine to check on goods at wharves

QUARANTINE is planning to conduct checks on all goods bound for the provinces at the Honiara wharves. Director of Quarantine at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Francis Tsatsia told the Solomon Star on Tuesday following the discovery of giant African snails in Auki, Malaita province, recently. He said that plans are underway to put…

Council to take ownership of toilets

COUNCIL will soon receive the two public toilets from the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID). City Clerk Charles Kelly said he had received the green light from the ministry’s permanent secretary to handover the public toilets to council to administer and look after. The two toilets at King George and Lawson Tama are funded by…

Water shortage affects students

Alota’a community high school near Auki, Malaita is currently experiencing water shortage following lack of rain over the past two weeks and it had affected students. The shortage affected both the secondary and primary students. The school’s deputy school principal Godfrey Salo said even the water supply from the Solomon Islands Water Authority (SIWA) has…

Youths working on DVD

WORK is currently underway for the production of a DVD clip featuring various Adventist singing youth groups within the White River Adventist Church in west Honiara. Over the past weeks, youth members from the main White River Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church and its hive churches have been busy doing voice recording and video shooting.…

Temotu, a year and half after disaster

MANY Temotu communities affected by the February 2013 tsunami are on their way back to normalcy, thanks to the resilience of communities and some assistance from various organisations. Restored food gardens, temporary shelters, and some new livelihood opportunities are among the signs of recovery, one year and a half on from the disaster. “It’s the…

Runway surface testing soon

A test flight to Lomlom airport will be conducted this month says the director of civil aviation. George Satu told the Solomon Star upon arrival from Lomlom on Wednesday that testing of runway surface will be done this month. “Flight test for the Lomlom runway surface will be done anytime of this month.” Its either…