Poloso’s sentence extended

High court on Tuesday ordered Wesley Poloso known as ‘toy boy’ to serve four years in prison after reviewing his earlier sentence of two and half years. Poloso has tricked the government of about $1.5 million, after acquiring a tender to ship building materials to rural clinics in Manuopo, Temotu province and Malaita Outer Islands,…

How atoll farmers do farming

FARMING on an atoll is a challenging task for local farmers due to lack of space, infertile soil, raising sea level and challenge of natural disasters. And Luaniua villagers in Malaita Outer Islands (MOI), Malaita Province farmers there are also facing similar challenges. Climate change remains a threat to their livelihood. However the need to…

Frustration high

Patience runs out as former officers threaten to disturb election Former police officers who have served at the country’s border between Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea (PNG) during the Bougainville crises have threaten to disturb the upcoming election.  That is, if the government fails to make any part payment. The former officers feared any…

Students learn about nutrition

SIX nutritionists from the National Referral Hospital (NRH) conducted a one day session on nutrition for students on Wednesday. The session was held at the University of South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands campus in Honiara. The session allowed the students to ask questions and information about healthy diet and healthy lifestyle. The program was organised…

Stages of Change kick off National Tour

The exciting EU funded Women’s Theatre Company, Stages of Change, kick off their first ever national tour with a free public performance tomorrow (Thursday Oct 23) at the National Auditorium at 6.30pm. Stages of Change project uses theatre to engage women and men in discussions about violence against women and girls; its subtle use of…

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…