Measles slowly rescinding

THE Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has confirmed that measles cases are slowly decreasing after the vaccination campaign was boosted in recent weeks. Doctors from the ministry of health said severe cases are still at the hospital for treatment, but the numbers seeking medical attention are going down. However, they warned people to…

Three teachers get tickets for Japan

THREE school teachers yesterday received air tickets to travel to Japan for further studies. Dorothy Hicks Hatamane, Patricia Zazo and John Mark Dovere were chosen out of around 40 applicants for the Japanese scholarships funded by the Japanese government. The three will undertake school management, Curriculum Development in Earth Science and Education Chemistry courses. The…

Fiji’s PM congratulated

Fiji’s newly elected Prime Minister Rear Admiral (retire) Voreqe Bainimarama has been congratulated by the country’s caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo. In a letter to Mr Bainimarama, Mr Lilo has also joined leaders around the world in congratulating the Fiji Prime Minister on behalf of the Government and people of Solomon Islands. “I warmly…

Women express fear over tailings dam

Women and children in north central Guadalcanal and Downstream of Metapona River are still living in fear following the suspension of the Gold Ridge Mining Limited’s operation. Speaking to the Solomon Star early this week they said despite the closer of the mining operation the tailings dam remains a concern for them because it contains…

Private businessman upgrades roads in Auki

AFTER repeated calls by transport owners for the repair of roads within Malaita’s Auki township, work has already been carried out. Last weekend, a private business man engaged contractors to fill up potholes and re-leveled bumpy roads. Auki transport service providers have raised concerns recently about the deteriorating state of roads within Auki. Wilson Ne’e…