Number of measles cases keep rising

The number of Measles cases is on the rise with more than 500 cases recorded so far in Honiara, Guadalcanal, Malaita and other provinces, health authorities confirmed on Wednesday. Last week two children lost their lives as a result of the outbreak. As part of curbing the spread, the Ministry of Health and World Health…

Aligegeo thanks Caritas

ALIGEGEO Provincial Secondary School in Malaita has thanked Caritas for the provision of water tanks for students’ use. Caritas is the relief and development agency of the Catholic church. School principal Robert Lafisi said the donation came at a right time. He said the school has been without water since October last year. “Teachers and…

Police retrieve missing boat

POLICE have successfully retrieved the boat, believed to have gone missing between Gizo and Choiseul last month. The ray boat, which had in it seven passengers, went missing on its way to Choiseul with only two survivors successfully rescued, a corpse believed to be the driver of the boat (found two weeks after the incident)…

MV Kosco held at Ringi

COASTAL freighter, MV Kosco was reported held up at Ringi in the Western Province on Monday night by relatives of a man who was claimed to have fallen over board and is yet to be found. However, latest reports from Gizo last night say the vessel was released late on Tuesday and allowed to continue…

Tango told to step down

THE five-week long political impasse that has got many people questioning who is the legitimate premier for Renbel province continues with Johnston Timothy calling on Premier Lence Tango to step down. Mr Johnston was elected recently as the new premier of Renbel having had the majority of assembly members over ousted Premier Lence Tango. However,…

Medical graduates still in Cuba

TWENTY-TWO recently graduated medical students are still waiting for flight arrangements to return home from Cuba. According to reports reaching the Solomon Star, the students are waiting on the Ministry of Education to arrange and confirm their return flights. The students graduated in July in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and…

Timothy: I still have majority

RECENTLY elected Renbel premier Johnston Timothy says he still has the majority to rule the province. This is despite a letter from the Attorney General declaring that ousted premier, Lence Tango is legally the province’s Premier. Speaking to this paper yesterday, Mr Timothy refused to go into a war of words with Mr Tango or…

Work starts on Kamaosi road

WORK on the much waited Kamaosi Road project in the Gao/Bugotu area of Isabel Province started on Monday this week. Chief Hugh Tazzy Bogese of the area reported that machineries for the construction work were shipped and off loaded last week at Kasera port. He said that the Isabel provincial government has contracted Glengrow, a…

Conference to re-affirm Pacific identity

PROMINENT academics from five universities around the Pacific participated in the Wansolwara conference at Divine Word University, Madang in Papua New Guinea (PNG), to discuss the importance of restoring Pacific identity, on Tuesday. Top of the agenda was to protest against the dominant narrative, that development means selling of/ or exploiting our lands and our…