Call to open Lomlom soon

Chairman of the land owning group of Lomlom airport, Luke Paul has questioned why the government continues to delay the opening of the Lomlom airport. Speaking to the Solomon star this week, he said people of Reef islands are urging the national government open the airport, the sooner the better. He said with the end…

Supporters welcome Lilo

Gizo, the centre of Western Province came to a standstill this week as Caretaker Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo returned to his constituency to seek his peoples’ consent to represent them in parliament for the fourth term. Reports from Gizo said the response was resounding and overwhelming with more than 200 people showed up to…

USP health week comes to an end

The University of South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus health week that was organised in partnership with the Ministry of Health will end tomorrow. The two weeks event is about making a commitment to ‘invest in your health’ which was based on the theme for this year. Chairman of the health week Joseph Samani said…

‘No shortage of medical supplies’

THE MANAGER of the country’s national medical store has denied claims the country is facing shortage of medical supplies. It was reported the country is facing a shortage of essential medical supplies following the April floods and recent disease outbreaks of dengue fever, measles and diarrhoea. But speaking to this paper in an interview, Willie…

Moves to resolve flight impasse

A government delegation will travel to Fiji to negotiate the long dispute between Fiji Airways and Solomon Airlines early next month. The impasse between both countries’ aviation authorities started in July, after Solomon Airlines refused to grant a request from the Fiji Airways for an extra Saturday flight beside its Tuesday schedule. As a result…

Veke slams land sale rumours

GUADALCANAL Premier, Anthony  Veke has denied the sale of any provincial land at Marau to Lee Kwok Kuen company. Two weeks ago Veke and his associates were reportedly dishing out money believed to be from the sale of land. But Veke described the reports as pure allegations that have no basis, but a move to…

Permanent Secretaries urged to lead in reform

The Secretary to Cabinet, Mr James Remobatu has urged Permanent Secretaries (PS) that they must lead the financial reforms within their ministries. Addressing Permanent Secretaries in a Financial Management Workshop in Honiara on Monday, Mr Remobatu said there is a balance that Permanent Secretaries must strike in the delivery of their outputs and their accountability…

Straps recycled into bags

A group of Solomon women are collecting strapping and wrappings to turn them to good use. In our modern world the wrappings and materials used to protect imported goods is quickly discarded and often becomes a source of littler. This material although widely considered waste is strong, waterproof and durable, features that are positive when…