Justice catching up on the thieves

JOHN Poloso, 47, was jailed yesterday for two and half years for his part in the $10 million scandal uncovered in the Ministry of Health and Medical Service last year. He became the first accused to be jailed for his part in the scandal. Poloso pleaded guilty to two counts of false pretences. The Magistrates…

Daylight robbery tarnishes our image

BUSINESS houses must take extra precaution when sending employees to deposit large amounts of cash with the banks. This is important in light of recent incidents of large amounts of cash being snatched from employees who were on their way to the banks. The latest incident occurred Monday, outside Westpac Bank, Point Cruz (see report…

Support to empower our rural women

Last week womens group from in and around Gizo in the Western province celebrated their achievement after establishing savings club in their various communities. There have been success stories of the positive results that have been reaped from the seeds that they have planted through the little money that these women have saved. Dr Alice…

The World Cup is here – Enjoy it

THE 2014 World Cup is here – host Brazil taking on Croatia in the opening match. This brings an end to the long wait of the nation’s football lovers, who have been eagerly waiting to see their teams and stars shine out on the world stage. We thank Our Telekom for bringing the tournament free…

Thanks to the Kiwis

LET’S thank the New Zealand Government and its people. The bailey bridge they’ve funded had been completed yesterday after a few weeks putting it together.It will open for use today. The completion of this temporary bridge is a huge boost to the flood recovery stage after the old bridge was destroyed in the April 3…

A scandal that must end

Solomon Islanders have every right to demand the removal of constituency development funds from their Members of Parliament. It’s becoming clear as day that the millions of dollars channeled through the MPs each year have not be used for their intended purpose. The result is the lack of development in the rural areas. Central Bank…

A commendable initiative

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Smoking, a growing problem for us

Last week the country joins the world to mark no-tobacco day. It’s a day set aside to look at the impact of tobacco use around globe. According to statistics tobacco use is the world’s leading preventable cause of death, killing nearly 6 million people each year, of which more than 600,000 are non-smokers dying from…

Good work police

POLICE on Wednesday made a break through with the arrest of a suspect who was said to be a main player in the May 16th rioting and looting at King George area and beyond. Another instigator was the man who started the fire which resulted in the burning of Uncle Alick shop. The two main…