Patients evacuated to FFA following tsunami warning

Patients at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara have to be evacuated to the Forum Fisheries Agency headquarter at Kola Ridge following the tsunami warning yesterday morning. More than 100 patients were evacuated by health authorities when the tsunami warning was issued after the 7.6 magnitude earthquake hits at 7.15 am yesterday morning near…

Quake, Tsunami

The National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has reported no casualties or damages from the magnitude 7.6 quake and tsunami that struck the coastal villages of mainland Makira and islands on Sunday morning. The undersea earthquake followed by a tsunami had forced thousands of people in many parts of the country living in the coastal areas…

Second tsunami warning issued

A second tsunami warning was issued late last night after another powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 struck at 11.35pm, located near 111 km South of Kirakira, at a depth of 20 kilometres. Downgraded from a previously reported strength of 7.7, the quake prompted hundreds to flee their homes. Residents in Makira province where…

Lilo, Sikua visit Gold Ridge

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and Opposition Leader Dr Derek Sikua on Sunday spent few hours visiting the Gold Ridge Mine in Central Guadalcanal. Their visit came after the Mine suspended operations following the flash flood. Most of the foreigners working for Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) have since left the country, forcing the Solomon…

Where are the millions for tsunami victims?

It is now one year on, after the deadly tsunami devastated some parts of Santa Cruz Island in 6 February 2013, thousands of homes destroyed and some people died. But some people still live under temporary shelters because they are still waiting for the much trumpeted promise of rehabilitation of homes. So far the assistance…

Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited

Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited (EPPL) in its continuous support to human resource development in the country has once again paid tuition for its sponsored students studying at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) this year. A cheque payment was delivered by Mr. Bo Young Moon – the Managing Director of Eagon to SINU’s vice chancellor…

Aviation inspects Suavanao airstrip

The aviation authority last week inspected Suavanao airstrip, Isabel as part of expanding the airstrip. Alwyn Navo aviation’s chief air traffic training officer who was part of a Solomon Island visitors bureau (SIVB) delegation to Isabel inspected the airstrip. Mr Navo told the Solomon Star in Papatura Retreat last Wednesday, the inspection of the airstrip…

Students pay tribute

Solomon Islands students study at various universities at Fiji paid tribute to children, families, men and women who lost their lives in the April 3 flash flood during a memorial service at Laucala campus on Sunday. The memorial service began with a minute silence, national anthem and laying of wreaths by representatives of Laucala, FNU,…