Public asked to help fight TB

The national Tuberculosis (TB) programme is looking at engaging communities to help carry out the fight against TB in the country. Director Noel Itogo said it is important that communities must involve in this fight against the killer disease. “One of the main focuses of TB programme is to roll out TB services and engaged…

Red Cross outlines vision

“Our vision is to become the leading humanitarian organization in the Solomon Islands, improving the lives of vulnerable people,” says Solomon Island Red Cross (SIRC) President, Donald Tahani. SIRC have launched their Strategic Plan for the next four years last Wednesday. The highlight of their work plan goal is the aim to reach 30 per…

NO MORE PAYMENT

…For all ex-combatants by government THE six million ($6m) paid by government to ex-combatants in 2015 and 2016 are the final cash payout to be made for the former fighters. This was revealed by the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) Justus Denni when he appeared before the…

Lucky families

Two families counted themselves lucky when a vehicle veered off the road and stopped just in front of their homes in the early hours of Saturday at Lengakiki. The incident happened at around 3am. Bakana Longasaliu told the Sunday Star a mango tree in front of his house stopped the rolling hilux from destroying his…

Vasuni queries loggers

Central Province to meet over logging operation Central Islands Provincial will convene an urgent meeting this week to discuss a logging company’s operations and compliance issues. Tropical Logging Company landed with its machineries two weeks ago at Voghovavala point, Nautuha District, with informing the provincial executive. The incident prompted widespread criticism of the provincial administration’s…

Police set to sign new pact with Indonesia

A DRAFT Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the Indonesian National Police is expected to be signed soon. The MoU is focused on cooperation to prevent and combat transnational crimes and building international police capacity. Supervising minister of the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Peter…

Chiefs condemn waste oil spillage

CHIEFS and people of North West Guadalcanal have condemned the dumping of waste oil at Tabulivu Point. Speaking to Solomon Star North West Guadalcanal stringer John Toki, Chief Batista Kaoni said responsible authorities must remove these toxic waste oil containers immediately. “I want to tell our Member of Parliament Honourable Bodo Dettke and our provincial…

Training squad named

SOLOMON Islands Football Federation (SIFF) has named 23 players who will make up the training squad for the upcoming 3rd stage of the World Cup Qualifier. The list was confirmed to Star Sports on Friday. Training days for the selected squad are Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. “Training times are from 3pm to 5pm,’’ Henry Fa’arodo…

‘Tennis for all’ today

SOLOMON Islands Tennis Association (SITA) “tennis for all” program will continue today at the Multipurpose tennis court. Tennis Development Officer (TDO) Ian Honila confirmed this to Star Sports, Friday. “Our program will continue today starting at 9am at the Multipurpose tennis court,’’ he said. “Today will be more enjoyable,’’ he added. “We will add more…

Wantok Challenge to be staged here

FUTSAL fans and supporters will have another opportunity to watch spectacular futsal action featuring renowned Honiara based champion clubs, including few provincials champion clubs and a champion’s team from Vanuatu.  The competition called Wantok Futsal Challenge 2017 tournament will be staged in Honiara next month April 8 to 15 at the Multipurpose Hall. Tournament Manager…