Paracetamol tablets do not contain virus

CLAIMS that some brands of paracetamol 500 mg tablets contained the ‘machupo’ virus are not true. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Medical Services Dr Tenneth Dalipanda said they have investigated the claims that were widely circulated in an email and found no reported case of these tablets containing the virus. “The World…

BOGUS DOC WARNING

Public told to shun ‘Dr Filia’ MEDICAL authorities are in the process of asking the police to investigate a young man who failed his medical studies but is pretending to be a doctor and attending to patients. Medical Superintendent of the National Referral Hospital (NRH) Dr Rooney Jagilly confirmed this to the Solomon Star. Early…

DRUG ALERT

Unsafe Panadol may be sold locally in shops PANADOL tablets purchased and distributed by the Ministry of Health and Medical Services are safe. But there may be unsafe Panadol products being sold at shops in Honiara and around the country. National Medical Store manager William Horoto made the explanation in response to a widely circulated…

LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

Family survives falling boulder FAMILY members residing at the popular White River Cinema at Namoruka got nearly killed yesterday morning when an uphill large boulder tumbled down and damaged the cinema hall. Cinema owner Doreen Van Den Heever recalled the incident. “After our morning tea, we decided to lie down on top of a table…

Commonwealth Day celebrated

SOLOMON Islands has joined other Commonwealth member countries to celebrate Commonwealth Day. In Honiara students from seven high schools have gathered at the Paul Tovua Complex, at the National Parliament premises to mark this annual event. The program was attended by the British High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency, David Ward and his staff,…

Downpour affects road, residences

The heavy downpour over the weekend has caused damages and blockage to Honiara’s main road and residential areas. As observed at the Kukum highway, with the blockage of the drainage system by debris, the ran-off then diverted into the main highway from the Kukum market up to Fishing Village market. Residential areas in the low-lying…

AIRPORT AUDIT SLOW

AN audit into millions of dollars being disbursed for the construction of the Mana’oba airport in North Malaita has dragged on for a year now due to missing files and records. Minister for Communication and Aviation (MCA) Peter Shanel revealed this in parliament when debating the the Solomon Islands National Anti Corruption Strategy Bill. Shanel…

Ifira Black Birds draws with Amicale

BATRAM SURI led side Ifira Black Birds held former Vanuatu champions Amicale FC in a 1-1 draw on Sunday at Port Vila Stadium. Solomon Islands international Dunstan Quanafia scored Ifira’s lone goal in the first half. Black Birds head coach Batram Suri lauded his players’ commitments throughout the entire match. “The boys performed very well…

Wing Chun welcomes female

The MP Quan Wing Chun School, Epalle Branch has called for more female inclusion in this martial arts discipline. A senior Wing Chun student, Alick Kabui told Star Sports yesterday that they encourage more girls to be part of the martial arts class as it promotes character building and health. “We encourage girls to join…

Elliot scores twice

Solomon Islands futsal sensation, Elliot Ragomo scored two goals to help the Australian Prospect Futsal Club won their opening match against SA Hawks Futsal Club 6-1 in the South Australian Futsal League on Sunday. The win as described by Prospect Futsal Club was ideal to their preparation for the 2017 Series Futsal Australia. The inclusion…