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…

Acknowledgement

DEAR EDITOR – I would like to convey my acknowledgement to each and every one of you for the sympathy and condolence message given to me and family over the passing away of our beloved daughter Late Macrina Sasa on the 1/5/14. It is now a month since she had left us and we still…

Tourism on Santa Anna

DEAR EDITOR – Owaraha long term tourism project on Santa Anna Islands covers quite a large area of land that people depend on for roots crops and various fruit trees like coconuts, bread fruits, nuts and bananas. As far as I’m aware, this tourism long term project covers Taraniwapu lands, Fangani Lands, Maroqorafu lands and…

Call for separate constituency

DEAR EDITOR – Paramount chiefs of Santa Anna and Santa Catalina islands (OWA) in the south eastern Solomon Islands, Makira Ulawa Province, are calling for a separate constituency from east Makira. East Makira national and provincial leaders of various communities must carefully consider the previous recommendations for Owaraha and Owariki to have a separate constituency…

Lungga land

DEAR EDITOR – RIPEL does not have any right to sell or make claims over any land beyond Alligator Creek, east Honiara. From what I understand, Levers the former owners of the land had transferred all that land over to CEMA. I have documents to prove that and I don’t know why is RIPEL, a…

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…

Time to say goodbye

Dear Editor – The time is coming nearer to say goodbye to Care Centres, the homes that shelterrf us from the sun and rain, and kept our children warm. I on behalf of the flash flood victims of Rove Police Club Care Centre, Holy Cross Care Centre, FOPA Care Centre, say thank you to churches…

Has OBE been successful?

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Sick officers still paid

DEAR EDITOR – The RSIPF would like to respond to allegations raised by a former retired police officer in the Solomon Star 15 June 2014. This was in relation to sick police officers receiving their salaries in sick bed while away from work. Apparently, in 2012 the RSIPF through its administration branch had conducted a…