HOSPITAL ON HIGH ALERT

‘Don’t panic, be careful’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE National Referral Hospital is on high alert and emergency mode as they prepare to handle any positive coronavirus (Covid-19) case that might be confirmed in the country. Speaking to Solomon Star in anonymity for the purpose of public interest, a local senior doctor said they are very…

Tanangada retains seat

THE High Court on Friday delivered a ruling which effectively struck out all the evidence in which the Petitioner Gordon Darcy Lilo was going to rely on to support the remaining allegations of bribery and undue influence. Earlier in January this year, the Chief Justice struck out the majority of the allegations against Gizo-Kolombangara MP Lanelle Tanagada…

Bintan & Coronavirus

Dear Editor – Bintan Mining has put in place precautionary measures to protect its workers and communities in Renbel Province should coronavirus is detected in the country, Social Media outburst has called on Bintan Mining and other foreign companies operating in the country to ensure their workers are checked and quarantined and effectively cleared before…

Volley girls hailed

PRESIDENT of the Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation (SIVF) Morris Maitaki has congratulated our women’s beach volleyball team for winning a bronze medal at AVC Oceania Continental Tokyo Olympic Games qualification. Despite winning bronze medal Solomon Islands beach volleyball, unfortunately, missed the opportunity to set foot in Tokyo as only gold medal winner is eligible to…

CURRENT MONETARY POLICY STANCE

At its meeting held on March 12th 2020, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands’ (CBSI) Board adopted an expansionary monetary policy stance for the next six months and aims to support growth in the economy, as inflation is expected to remain within its desired level. This decision was taken considering the expected slowdown in global…

Our challenges

Dear Editor – Malaita Province, and perhaps all the other provinces, have similar problems. Rundown townships, poor planning, poor offices, and residential buildings in ruin, un-plan road network with potholes, no tar seal, dusty roads,  overcrowded hospitals with deteriorating conditions, rundown clinics with no drugs or medicine, unreliable electricity, overcrowded secondary/community high schools with no…

Landslide kills 2 people

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have been deployed to Lambi, west Guadalcanal today to investigate a landslide which has reportedly covered eight people following the current bad weather affecting the whole country. Initial reports say eight people including children were covered by the landslide when it washed down to the village…