3479 jabbed, no side effects

A TOTAL of 3479 people have been vaccinated so far with no serious side effects being experienced. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated this during his nationwide address yesterday, a statement issued by the Prime Minister Secretariat said. The Prime Minister said only two cases out of the 3,479 that were vaccinated, were referred to the…

IS IT STILL DURABLE?

PM concerns over Parl building   PRIME Minister (PM) Manasseh Sogavare has expressed concern over the durability and strength of the 27 years old parliament building which holds tons of concrete over its roof. He said the complex needs engineers to assess it and come up with a report for the government to know if…

Choudhri: we are lucky to get the vaccine 

SOLOMON Islands is one of the luckiest countries to get the AstraZeneca vaccine. That’s according to Dr. Yogesh Choudhri from the World Health Organisation (WHO) working with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS). “We are the luckiest country to get the vaccine,” he said. Choudhri reiterated that it is important for all the…

$26.5M TOP UP

Japan to provide extra fund for airport project   JAPAN will provide an additional SBD of $26.5 million to fill the financial gap brought about by the delay in the commencement of the Honiara International Airport improvement project. The Japanese Government through the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is providing the fund. However, due to…

VICTORIOUS ISLANDERS

Islanders Brothers wins Man Up title for the first time   The Man Up Challenge has ended successfully with Islanders Brother winning the title for the first time. Following the finals played at Town ground rugby stadium yesterday, Islander won this year’s Man Up Challenge title after edging defending champions Henderson Hammerheads (HHH) 15-10. Winning…

SUSPECT ESCAPED 

Prized ‘potential’ killer of Chinese business woman fled Honiara   A MAN police have identified as a potential suspect in the killing of a 44-year-old Chinese woman earlier this week has fled Honiara, sources confirmed last night. It is understood the man boarded one of two cargo and passenger vessels, which left Honiara for Malaita…

Tailings dam poses risk

The Environment and Conservation Division with the support from the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) is continuing to monitor the Gold Ridge tailings Dam after water level rose to dangerous levels following heavy rainfall in recent weeks. The latest data collected on-site showed that on the 1st April 2021 the level of water at the…

Siapu hopes to solve short bus route issue

NEW Honiara City Mayor-elect, Cr Eddie Siapu has assured residents in Honiara that his government will take into serious consideration the never-ending ‘short bus routes’ that are affecting city commuters, daily. In a brief meeting with the local press after his victory yesterday, Cr Siapu said the short bus route is indeed a big concern…

‘HELP ME’

The final words from shop owner to her husband   THE husband of the Chinese woman who was allegedly stabbed to death inside her shop Point Cruz on Tuesday morning made a final pleading call ‘help me’ to her husband and says she was attacked. That’s according to Police Commissioner Mostyn Mangau during his weekly press…

POTENTIAL SUSPECT IDENTIFIED

Police identify ‘Potential suspect’ in White Angel Building murder POLICE investigators have identified a potential suspect in their hunt for the killer or killers in Tuesday’s murder of a Chinese woman in the city’s central business district (CDB), sources told Solomon Star yesterday. The killing has raised a chorus of condemnation by the government and…