Ontong Java in lockdown

ONTONG Java in the Malaita Outer Islands is now in lockdown after six COVID-19 cases are detected in Pelau Village. In a special address on the COVID-19 situation in the country on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said it is still unknown what variant is circulating in Pelau. “…whether it the Delta or the…

MILE 6 LOGGING PLAN CANCELED

PLANS to harvest trees at Gizo’s Mile 6 area in Western Province are no longer on the agenda of the Western Provincial Government. A provincial government source told Solomon Star that last year the David Gina led provincial government planned to log the Western Provincial Government owned site to boost the provincial government finances. Following…

Appeal for Baby Israel

A FAMILY in Honiara is desperately appealing to the general public for donations to meet medical expenses for three month old Israel Rovaly Katara. Baby Israel is diagnosed with Transposition of the Great Arteries (TGA) – a defect of the heart in which his two main arteries carrying blood out of his heart are switched…