Bad weather hits west Guadalcanal communities

THE continuous heavy rain in the last few days has caused flooding and landslide in West Guadalcanal damaging roads, food gardens and forced schools to close down. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki has reported that the flooding and landslide have affected the people in West Guadalcanal. As a result of the disaster affecting them,…

Officers to face disciplinary action

ACTING Police Chief Mostyn Mangau will be dealing with the three officers who allegedly hit two students with a police vehicle in Malaita last month in terms of disciplinary actions. He told reporters on Thursday that once he received a report from the police’s Professional Standard and Investigation (PSII) he will deal with the discipline…

HOSPITAL ON HIGH ALERT

‘Don’t panic, be careful’ By ANDREW FANASIA THE National Referral Hospital is on high alert and emergency mode as they prepare to handle any positive coronavirus (Covid-19) case that might be confirmed in the country. Speaking to Solomon Star in anonymity for the purpose of public interest, a local senior doctor said they are very…

Tanangada retains seat

THE High Court on Friday delivered a ruling which effectively struck out all the evidence in which the Petitioner Gordon Darcy Lilo was going to rely on to support the remaining allegations of bribery and undue influence. Earlier in January this year, the Chief Justice struck out the majority of the allegations against Gizo-Kolombangara MP Lanelle Tanagada…

Gizo school students pleased with new footpath

STUDENTS of Gizo primary and community high school in Western Province have been impressed with the newly completed footpath connecting the classrooms and the entire school. Speaking to the Solomon Star this week most students interviewed said they are very lucky to have a new footpath. They said in the past when it rains students always…

Landslide kills 2 people

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have been deployed to Lambi, west Guadalcanal today to investigate a landslide which has reportedly covered eight people following the current bad weather affecting the whole country. Initial reports say eight people including children were covered by the landslide when it washed down to the village…

Getting businesses ready for COVID-19

THE World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraging employers and businesses to develop a plan for what to do if someone becomes ill with suspected COVID-19 (Coronavirus) at the workplace. Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industries (SICCI) in a statement quoted Dr. Yogesh Choudhri, from the WHO Solomon Islands Representative office in Honiara, saying the…

MHMS held COVID19 awareness at USP

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services on Thursday held an awareness talk on the Coronavirus (COVID19) with the staff and students of the University of South Pacific (USP) Campus in Honiara. Speaking at the event, Health promotion Officer Ms. Dian Maggie Row highlighted that Coronavirus (COVID19) is a large family of viruses known to common…

No virus case yet, says minister

THE country is yet to record a coronavirus case. And the Ministry of Health and Medical Service has warned individuals to stop spreading rumours about the virus on social media. Minister Dickson Mua issued the warning yesterday after an individual posted on Facebook that four people from the quarantined center were confirmed to have contracted…