School holds science fair competition

BURNS Creek Adventist Primary School (BAPS) on Wednesday staged its first ever annual science fair competition. The competition, which eventuated after a lot of consultation and planning, saw a total of 466 participants from early childhood education (ECE) to grade six compete for the three top prizes. Students were required to design, create and demonstrate…

Youth Market to promotes peace

THIS month’s Youth Market encourages young people to be peacemakers under the theme Peaceful Youth, Happy Isles. “Young people are powerful instruments of peace; when we let them explore peace in their own way we are giving them confidence to become peaceful citizens and to inspire other youths to build peace in their communities,” Youth…

New rest house unveiled in North Vella

A new community rest house was unveiled at Irigila village,North Vela La Vela in the Western province, Monday this week.  The rest-house was the initiative of Irigila community which had begun its construction May this year. The assistance came from Member of Parliament (MP) for North Vella La Vella, Hon. Milner Tozaka. The rest-house featured…

‘Spread positive things about SI in social media’

Foreigners residing and working in various organisation and companies in Solomon Islands have been reminded to help Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) relay positive things about Solomon Islands abroad instead of something negative. Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) marketing manager, Freda Unusi, highlighted this during the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum (NTF) held at…

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…

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…