Langalanga chief shares tales of struggle

Having access to natural resources is now becoming a problem for Langalanga people in the Malaita province. This was revealed by a concern Langalanga Chief George Jeremiah Gulaewale in an interview with the Solomon Star on Wednesday. Chief Gulaewale said having access to land to make garden and accessing bush materials for house building is…

Ending the past

Gov’t to stage healing, apology week A WEEK-LONG national healing and apology programme will be conducted in Honiara starting on 30 June 2016. The programme, spearheaded by the national government, will bring Malaita and Guadalcanal provinces to say sorry to each other over the killings and hatred that took place during the ethnic tension. Prime…

Police rearmament soon

THE Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) says it is hoping to get the green light to rearm the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force this year. In June next year the Australian and New Zealand-led regional security mission will wrap up more than 14 years of helping to rebuild the country after several years…

School cultural day

Kwaraea Community High School in West Kwara’e will today host their annual cultural day activity at the school compound. This is second time in the history of the school to host such event. Last year the school came up with an idea to revive culture and its importance for the students as a way of…

Suspect yet to undergo medical check

A WOMAN arrested following a recent killing of an elderly woman in north Malaita is yet to under medical examination. The suspect, who was in police custody, was suspected to be mentally ill. Malaita Provincial police commander Alfred Uiga said the woman was yet to undergo medical examination. He said it was important that she…

DCCG wants enhanced cooperation between SI, EU

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is determined to ensure its relationship with the European Union (EU) flourishes with greater cooperation in governance, trade and development programmes. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare articulated this at the opening of the 6th European Union-Solomon Islands Enhanced Political Dialogue at the Heritage Park Hotel in Honiara yesterday. He…

PM chooses independence anniversary theme

As the country prepares to celebrate this year’s 38th Anniversary of Independence, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has chosen the theme for this year’s celebration which all citizens’ should reflect upon to move the country forward. The theme for this year is “Embracing Peace For Nation Building”.   The National Independence Organising Committee with support from the…

Local journo wins international award

A SOLOMON Islands journalist working for Radio New Zealand has won an international award for his coverage of Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu in 2015. Koroi Hawkins received silver at the prestigious New York Festival Radio Awards announced in New York this week. He’s one of Radio New Zealand reporters winning an award. The quality…

A $90M deal sealed

THE Solomon Islands Government and the European Union have signed a $90 million Financing Agreement in Honiara on Wednesday to continue the second phase of Rural Development programme. Minister of Development Planning and Aid Coordination, Danny Philip and Leonidas Tezapsidis, EU Ambassador to Solomon Islands and Vanuatu have signed the agreement at the end of…

Kilusakwalo set to host youth convention

Kilusakwalo community in Auki Malaita is expected to be alive next week when the it hosted the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) national youth convention. Participants are expected to arrive this week. The convention will be held from Sunday 26th June to to Sunday 3rd July. Participants from all over the country are expected to…