ACOM mothers mark 100th anniversary

THE Mothers Union in the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) are currently celebrating their 100th anniversary (1919 – 2019) in Honiara.  The programme is being attended by around 1,600 members from all nine dioceses of the ACOM in Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands.    The week-long programme was officially opened at Saint Barnabas Provincial…

Hou: PM’s Party hijacks DAP foreign policy

  OUR Party and its leader Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare hijacked the Democratic Alliance Party (DAP) foreign policy and use it for his gain in the name of greater good for the country. Former Minister for Development, Planning and Aid Coordination and Member for South Malaita Constituency Rick Hou said after he was sacked by…

North Malaita MP delivers on promise

NORTH Malaita Constituency is wasting no time with its development aspirations. Its MP Senley Filualea this week delivered $1 million worth of housing materials to the constituency as he began a major housing project. Filualea told the Solomon Star the funds came from $1 million the Government recently paid to each constituency. Landing craft Ocean…

130 candidates receive first Holy Eucharist

ABOUT 130 candidates have received their Sacrament of Holy Eucharist on Sunday – 29th September at the Holy Cross Cathedral. Several hundreds Holy Cross parishioners packed the Cathedral to witness the event, Epalle Kulisuia of Catholic Media reported. The celebration of the Holy Mass commenced at 11am with a well prepared liturgy sung by the…

NPF invites more to join youSave scheme 

SOLOMON Islands National provident Fund (SINPF) is encouraging members of the public to join its “youSave scheme”.   General Manager Mike Wate made the call when releasing the Fund’s financial and operational performance report for the year ending 30th June 2019.   He said the informal sector pension scheme youSave continues to expand with 9,871 members registered…

Solympics into final

THE country’s national U23 men’s football team, Solympics has made it to the grand finals of the OFC Men’s Olympic Qualifier. Solympics sealed their grand final spot after edging their way past a tough Vanuatu side with a 1-0 win in Lautoka, Fiji on Wednesday. Augustine Waita was the hero of the team after he…

Maelanga urges Suidana, Wale

Senior Malaita Government Minister and Member of Parliament for East Malaita Constituency Manasseh Maelanga has called on the Premier of Malaita Province Daniel Suidani to refrain from using the people of Malaita to drive his political agenda. Mr Maelanga said that the premier’s use of language that are deemed as a way to manipulate the…

Axiom sues Tovosia and mining board

AXIOM Mining Limited (AML) says it has initiated legal proceedings at the High Court over the government’s handling of its export permit application. General Manager Dr Phil Tagini said they’ve filed a claim for judicial review against the decision of the Minerals Board, as well as a misfeasance claim against the Minister of Mines Bradley…

Sacked minister hits back at PM

HOU: WE WERE PUNISHED PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare mishandled the China-Taiwan issue, sacked minister Rick Hou says. Hou was responding to explanations Sogavare made after sacking four of his senior ministers over the China switch. “The PM’s explanation for my sacking is just a lame excuse to divert attention from the actual reason: the fact…