Freedom

The Bible says, “So if the Son sets you free, you will free indeed” (John 8:36). The subject before us deserves our attention. It should ring in the ears of every person like the sound of a trumpet. We live in a nation that embraces the ideology of democratic freedom. We have personal freedom, civil…

Mining firm vows more school support

Axiom Mining has pledged to continue providing assistance to schools within the vicinity of its operation in West Guadalcanal. Speaking at Lambi Community High School’s 2014 Graduation and Prize-giving ceremony in West Guadalcanal yesterday, An Axiom representative said the school assistance initiative is founded on the company’s recognition of the importance of education and the…

Bokolonga stages third graduation ceremony

BOKOLONGA primary school in South West Gela, Central Province successfully staged its annual graduation ceremony over the weekend. This year’s graduation was the third to be held by the school, since it’s establishment in 1988. It was a colourful celebration with hundreds of students being part of the closing day, which featured 14 grade six…

Beu: Govt hypocrite

Temotu outgoing premier Fr Brown Beu has described the former Lilo led NCRA government for failing to fulfilled its promises to the province. Beu revealed this to the Solomon Star in an exclusive interview on Monday in Lata. He said when Lilo delivered his speech at the Temotu second appointed day, the former Prime Minister…

New Govt looms

Commission recognises SI People’s Democratic Coalition THE Political Parties Commission (PPC) has advised elected members joining the Honiara Hotel camp to join Opposition, while recognising Solomon Islands People’s Democratic Coalition (SIPDC). A reliable source said the advice was written on a letter served to each members of the other camp. This came after the Commission…

Waena for Speaker?

President of People’s Alliance Party Sir Nathaniel Waena could be the next Speaker of Parliament. He was tipped for the job after he led his party to sign a coalition agreement with three other parties on Friday night, to form the next government. Waena and his PAP colleagues have been in talks with United Democratic…

Election success, but more still to be done

An analyst on Melanesia politics from Australia says there are successes from the November 19 elections, but added there’s more to be done. Dr Karl Claxton was part of a team from the Australian National University that participated in monitoring the elections. He is an expert on South Pacific security, Melanesia, non-traditional security, Australia’s defense…

Two injured in fight

Two supporters of re-elected member for South Vella La Vella constituency, Lionel Alex, sustained injuries during a fight with supporters of runner up candidate, Rence Sore. The fight broke out at Malasova village last Thursday, an incident Gizo police say was related to the election results. Police in Gizo confirmed to the Sunday Star seven…

Police remain on alert

Police will continue to maintain their high visibility presence in the coming days ahead of the formation of a new government and the election of a new prime minister. Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast said it is important that Police maintain high visibility in the centre of Honiara, communities, and especially hot spot areas. He said…

‘Faedem Famili’ workshop ends today

The first ever initiated ‘FAEDEM FAMILI’ workshop to reconnect history of Solomon Islands descendants taken and worked in the sugarcane farms in Queensland, Australia, will end today. Conducted by the Australian South Sea Islanders with Professor Clive Moore in partnership with the National Museum and Archives of Solomon Islands, the workshop seeks to link up…