Yes, it’s rotavirus

WHO calls for enhanced vigilance and community cooperation THE World Health Organization (WHO) has confirmed that the diarrhoea outbreak spreading through the country since November 2015 is caused by rotavirus, a highly infectious virus that can cause an outbreak which is difficult to control. Symptoms of rotavirus infection include severe watery diarrhoea, often with vomiting,…

Keep the mosquito away

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services department of Vector Born Disease has warned families to avoid mosquito bites following the recent heavy rain to avoid malaria and dengue. The department reminds families to ensure they use mosquito or bed nets. For families with permanent houses with window nets, the department is urging them to…

School results this week

THE results of the four exams sat by students last year are expected to be released to the public on Tuesday. A female officer relayed the information to Solomon Star on behalf of the Ministry of Education and Human Resource’s permanent secretary, Dr Franco Rodie last Friday. The officer said the PS was busy, but…

Police arrest Malaysian

GUADALCANAL police have arrested an Asian, Richmond Young, for allegedly cutting his de-factor wife’s leg and hand with a kitchen knife at Henderson airport last Wednesday. Young is the general manager of Treasure Timber Limited and comes from Malaysia. According to Police, the motive of the attack was “jealousy”. “We arrested him after the attack…

Alleged robber remanded

ONE of the five men who allegedly robbed a shop opposite the King George School, east Honiara, has been remanded in custody last Friday. Hudson Billy, who faces one count of robbery, was remanded in custody until January 22, when he will re-appear in court. His co-accused Philip Kenei is currently at the National Referral…

PM opens old wounds

Top leaders condemn govt’s $3m payout to ex-militants THREE top leaders who helped bring an end to the ethnic tensions more than a decade ago have condemned the Sogavare Government’s controversial $3 million payout to ex-MEF militants. Former Prime Minister Sir Alan Kemakeza and the chair and deputy chair of the Solomon Islands Intervention Taskforce,…