RSIPF EOD safely remove 5 bombs

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team has successfully removed Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) from three locations in Honiara and Henderson area yesterday, 21 February 2018. Officer In-Charge (OIC), RSIPF EOD, Inspector Clifford Tunuki says, “My team  has responded to three sightings of UXO, two in Honiara and one in the…

LAG to deal with MASI issue

THE Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) will refer the issue raised in the Island Sun newspaper on Monday to the MASI Leadership Advisory Group (LAG). Newly elected MASI President Charles Kadamana said this is to allow an independent body of veteran and senior journalists to look into the issues raised in the newspaper article.…

Call to plant more trees

REFORESTATION division within the Auki Forestry Office, Malaita province has encouraged tree farmers in Malaita to plant more trees for future benefits. The encouragement was part of Auki reforestation team preparation for distribution of Mahogany seedlings and planting programs to its associated schools and interested tree out-growers in Malaita province next month.  Auki reforestation senior…

Auki Market face-lift soon

Security fencing and increasing access to facilities for people with disabilities will be priorities for Auki Market’s revamp following requests from market management, vendors and others who use the marketplace. The recommendations are from the first formal Auki Market Infrastructure Task Force Meeting, held 9 February, that brought together representatives from Auki Market Vendor Association,…

Top health team visit Malaita

HEALTH related cases like pneumonia and meningitis have dropped in Malaita province in the last five years due to the National Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). Director of Reproductive and Child Health Division, Dr Divi Ogaoga confirmed this after a team consisting of Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) representatives, United Nations Children’s Fund…

KWASO KILLS 4

TOP medical surgeons at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) have warned of a real danger posed by consuming kwaso (home-brew) following four deaths over the past one and half month of this year . Speaking to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview last night Dr Rooney Jagilly, NRH’s Medical Superintendent and Head of the…