Measles alert

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is on alert in the wake of the measles outbreak in a number of Pacific Island countries. Health officials say they are now conducting a mass immunization campaign of children under six years, increased surveillance for the disease at ports and airports, and information for travelers entering…

PM returns from Australian tour

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has returned on Tuesday from his weeklong tour to Australia. Mr Sogavare travelled as guest of the government of Australia. The highlight of his official visit was receiving the Guardian Class Patrol Boat from the Australian Government, meeting with the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy and Industrial Relations, Bill Johnston MLA…

GINA: PORTS CEO MUST GO

THE Western Provincial Government (WPG) is calling for the immediate termination of Solomon Ports Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Eranda Kotelawala over his involvement with Noro Port in the Western province. In a statement issued by the Office of the Western Provincial Premier and on behalf of the people of the Western province Premier David Gina…

China warns its investors

CHINESE investors are urged to respect the laws and people of Solomon Islands when doing business here. The warning came from the Envoy for China-Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue Wang Xuefeng. He made the call in Honiara on Friday after he learned about an agreement that was signed by a Chinese company, China Sam Enterprise Group…

A STEP CLOSER TO W’CUP

Kurukuru to meet Futsal Whites in grand final By CARLOS ARUAFU SOLOMON Islands Kurukuru is one step closer to the 2020 FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania, after booking a grand final play-off against the New Zealand Futsal Whites yesterday. This was possible after they beat the host, New Caledonia in a thrilling semi-final at…

Our support still remains, says US 

THE United States says it’s committed to fund infrastructure projects here, including Bina Harbour in Malaita, despite the China switch. Port Moresby-based US ambassador to Solomon Islands, Catherine Ebert-Gray made the assurance during an interview with the Solomon Star. It was her fifteenth and final visit here before her tenure as Ambassador to Solomon Islands,…