Solomon Islands National News - Solomon Star News


We know more than enough about China

DEAR EDITOR – Our veteran journalist Alfred Sasako in the feature page of the Island Sun Friday 6 September, may little realized that the title of his article ; China has more to offer than skeptics realize, is a slap on the face of many Solomon Islanders in academia, both nationally and internationally.

Exporting fresh orchids

DEAR EDITOR – With the increasing success of kava as a cash crop rewarding kava farmers with much needed income and the reported success of chocolate sales and coconut related products, I often wonder why the Solomon Islands has not developed a fresh flower market, particularly the cultivation and export of orchids.

Limiting damages of climate change

DEAR EDITOR – The message that emerged from the leaders of the smaller Pacific islands countries at the recent Pacific Islands Forum meeting in Tuvalu could not have been clearer or more important – climate change is real and the future of our children and all the children of the blue Pacific is uncertain – unless urgent, ambitious action is taken to limit global warming to below 1.5C.

New wheelchairs for hospitals, clinics

UP to 90 new wheelchairs will be delivered to hospitals and health centres across the country.

Family survives landslide


HEAVY rain in the Western province over the weekend has caused several damages to properties in Gizo.

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

* Rioter to be sentenced today
* Sentencing date set for Irofinao
* Former MP’s trial starts

Commitment to work with private sector

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reiterated the government’s commitment to work closely with the private sector.

Wale: budget disappointing 

OPPOSITION leader Mathew Wale says the 2019 Supplementary Appropriation Bill 2019 perpetuates the status quo as it represents “business as usual”.

Taiwan ‘useless to us’, says PM

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has declared Taiwan “is completely useless to us”, and suggested China could be a better diplomatic partner because it could stand up to Australia.

US envoy meets Malaita leaders

LEADERS from Malaita met the visiting United States ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray, during which they discussed the economic challenges the province is facing.

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