Deadly disease kills

ABOUT four young lives have so far been claimed by a disease which attacks a village in East Makira. Reports reaching the Solomon Star said Ghoge village has been struck by the disease since last week which caused panic to other nearby communities in the province as news of the death begun trickling in. Speaking…

Final touch down before TE practices

Teacher trainees at the Solomon Islands national university (SINU) Panatina campus are doing their final touch down with group presentations before leaving for their six weeks teacher experience (TE). The group presentations were organised by course co-ordinators for all different levels of teacher trainees to present what actually they do in the field in few…

Solomon Hospitality and micro tourism

An Australian expert is in the country to conduct hospitality and mico-tourism programmes for interested people in Naha, East Honiara. Mr. Colin Peter Cashman-Prichard, a specialist in hospitability and micro-tourism said that the six-month course is aimed at individuals who are planning to engage in small business especially in hospitality, and has three main principles:…

USP students celebrate Independence

 Solomon Islands students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Fiji celebrated the 36th Independence Anniversary with a weeklong sports and cultural activity.  The sport events started from 1st July to 5 culminated with cultural activity on Saturday featuring diverse cultures from twelve cultural groups.  Sport events included soccer, netball, touch rugby,…

Students plea

Release our second semester allowance soon The Solomon Islands students studying in Papua New Guinea’s Institutions have renewed calls for an immediate release of their allowances for the second semester.  One of the student associations at Divine Word University in Madang said “it is now four weeks of schooling but we still not receive our…

Concerns over dynamite fishing

CALLS have been made to the responsible authorities to apprehend people involved in dynamite fishing in Gela, Central Province. Dynamite fishing have been increasingly prevalent on Gela, particularly in Belaga district, according to Daniel Manedika of Kobe village. He said residents of Tavulea and Kobe villages have been practicing this method of fishing on a…

Malaita needs visionary leaders

A MALAITAN says the province needs visionary leaders and not self-serving ones. Eddie Ofote’e made the statement as the province and nation prepare to go to the polls this year. Mr Ofote’e said intended candidates from Malaita must spell out their plans and vision for the province before they can contest.  “Contesting without any vision…

NPF: $15M LOAN IS NOT A LOSS

Koraua: We will recover your money, all of it. WE will recover your money, all of it,” was the assurance given by the chairman of the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund (SINPF) board, to members.Baoro Laxton Koraua gave the assurance when this paper questioned the board over the $15 million loan it gave to Tavanipupu…

Hou hails fraud conviction

THE Minister of Finance and Treasury, Rick Hou has commended all parties involve on the recent court decision to convict and sentence Wesley Poloso of the fake shipping company “Joke Shipping”.  In a statement Mr Hou said Poloso was a key player (amongst others) in a scam to rip off funds from the Government that…