WHO on Pfizer efficiency

The World Health Organization (WHO) Country Representative says WHO granted Pfizer vaccine clearance in terms of quality, safety, and efficacy rate of 95% against symptomatic and against a variety of coronavirus variants. WHO country Representative Dr Sevil Huseynova highlighted this during the launch of the Pfizer vaccine on Thursday at the National Referral Hospital (NRH)…

Push for peace education

GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development (MEHRD) is planning to revisit the curriculum by emphasis teaching peace education in our schools. Minister of Education Lanelle Tanagada highlighted this in parliament during her contribution to the sine die motion recently. She highlighted the importance of peace education following last month’s rioting, looting…

SPM thanks foreign forces

SOLOMON Islands is slowly returning to normalcy. And because of that Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr Jimmie Rodgers has thanked the foreign forces for helping the country bounced back to normalcy over the past weeks. Honiara was hit by rioting, looting and burning late last month after a peaceful protest calling for the removal…

BIG WASTE

About 2000 doses wasted due to low vaccine coverage ABOUT 2000 vaccine doses have been wasted after reaching its expiry date due to low vaccination coverage in of the provinces. This was revealed by the Technical Advisor at the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) Dr Yogesh Choudri during yesterday’s talk-back show. He could…

Ngalikekero RTC hosts 15th graduation ceremony

TWENTY-EIGHT students this week graduated from the Ngalikekero Rural Training Center (RTC) in North Malaita, Malaita Province in its 15th graduation ceremony. Those graduating students graduated with certificates in carpentry, mechanics, and plumbing respectively. Speaking during the 15th graduation ceremony, Ngalikekero RTC School Principal David Iro Leliana said the graduation ceremony is a sign that…

PM, Ministers witness ADF weapons demo

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and a number of his cabinet ministers on Friday 17th December attended a weapons capability demonstration hosted by the Australian Federal Police. Held at the Tenaru Rifle Range, the demonstration comprised the following phases; Phase one is a public order simulation that demonstrates less lethal weapons, and then after a proclamation,…

PM announces 3-day leave for public servants

A THREE-DAY leave has been granted for all public servants in festive season. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in a special nationwide address last Friday said the national Cabinet has granted 3 working days between Christmas and New Year for all civil public servants. Prime Minister Sogavare said the 3-additional recuperation leave days’ are for all…

Heavy rain damages Kwai Bridge

THE continuous heavy downpour experienced in Malaita Province in the past days has affected traveling passengers using the North Road. Reports reaching Solomon Star Auki confirmed that the heavy downpour has washed away a temporary bridge created to facilitate vehicle crossing at Kwai River leaving vehicles from Lau Mbaelelea and Baegu Asifola at the other…