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…

Man jailed for manslaughter 

7 and a half years By ASSUMPTA BUCHANAN A MAN who stabbed another man with a kitchen knife in front of the Solrice area at Ranadi, East Honiara, last year was sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment. Fred Manu, 20, was initially charged with one count of murder but was later discharged from…

Tabaa bridge collapsed

Commuters affected   By WILSON SAENI in Auki  THE deteriorating Tabaa Bridge along the North Road of Malaita province has collapsed yesterday following the heavy downpours experienced this week. Tabaa Bridge was in deterioration form for the past decade and was left untouched by responsible authorities. According to the North Road commuters and transport owners, the…

Flash flood hits Selwyn College again

SELWYN College in West Guadalcanal was hit by another flash flood for the second time in a month following continuous heavy rain over the last few days. The school’s chaplain Fr. John Roroi told the Solomon Star last night that the school was forced to call off its classes after break time yesterday after floodwaters…

Notice of motion denied

A NOTICE for a proposed motion of no confidence against the Western Provincial Premier David Gina has been denied because it fails to satisfy the seven clear days’ notice period. Motion is being planned to be tabled during next week’s full assembly meeting in Saeraghi, West Gizo. The office of the Provincial Speaker confirmed that…

Finance minister denounces invalid claims 

THE Minister for Finance and Treasury, Harry Kuma who is also the Accountable Minister for the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), has denounced comments by some SIPA workers as erroneous and has strongly advised them to stop spreading wrong information about board appointments. Some former and current workers of SIPA recently stood by their complaints…