Eight for 2015 Honours and Awards

Governor-General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui has announced the 2015 Honours and Awards during his New Year’s address to the nation. The following names have been approved by Her Majesty the Queen for the Order of the British Empire (OBE); Charles Kelly for service to the Red Cross Society, Dr. Juyuk Daniel Quan for services to…

Fugui calls for cooperation

Central Honiara MP, Moffat Fugui calls Honiara City councilor to work closely with their members in the national government. He said the past term has seen a big gap between national leaders and councilors. “At times certain projects become aligned together, doing the same thing,” he said. Fugui said this has to be relooked at…

Temotu yet to elect premier

Temotu will elect its new premier this month on a date yet to be announced. That was according to provincial member for Nevenema ward in Nende constituency Nelson Menale. He said the Assembly will convene on January 12 during which a new speaker will be elected.  “According to the standing order only the speaker has…

Bmobile promises better service this year

Bmobile Vodafone has installed its new satellite dish that will bring in the upgraded 3G services this year from a new satellite provider to allow for cheaper data costs for customers. This was commissioned in 2014, piping 3G services and 2G services throughout its entire network. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nail Downey said from 1st…

Gov’t to engage four PhD holders to drive policies

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is poised to name his government’s political appointees in coming days. Well-placed government insiders told the Sunday Star four local PhDs holders have been slated to head four newly created departments within political office of the Prime Minister. The four departments are Fundamental Reform, Productive Sector Reform, Resource Sector Reform and…

Christians urged to rise up

CHRISTIANS are urged to rise up and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) Honiara church senior Pastor Clyde Soai made the call during New Year’s night celebrations. “It is important for Christians to rise up and move forward, preaching the gospel to those who are spiritually in need,” Pr Soai…

PM: Let’s take on the challenges head-on

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has urged Solomon Islanders to work together with his government address development challenges facing the nation, head-on. In his 2015 New Year’s message to the nation, Mr Sogavare said the task before him and his government is tough but clear and it is to immediately address the challenges that hindered the…

Gov’t says its prioritises development projects

THE Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government says the implementation of its comprehensive development policy intentions and the effective delivery of government services will be the prominent features of the national budget during its tenure in office. The announcement follows assertions by the Forum Solomon Islands International (FSS) that the DCC Government prioritises the Red…

We need a change in attitude: Sir Frank

GOVERNOR-GENERAL Sir Frank Kabui urges Solomon Islanders to change their attitudes in order to act and fulfil survival spirits.  Sir Frank highlighted this in his New Year’s message to the nation, saying with increasing population and high unemployment rates, Solomon Islands will find it difficult to survive economically with comfort.  He said the attitude of…

Why youths leave home early

MANY young Solomon islanders who left home early and were on the streets have experienced some forms of violence at home.  This was revealed in a workshop on violence against women held for media participants in Honiara last year. Sister Doreen Awaiasi, who manned the only women’s safe haven Christian Care Centre in the country,…