Kwarea CHS to host cultural day

Kwarea community high school (CHS) in West Kwara’ae, Malaita province is gearing up to host its annual school cultural day next week. This will be the forth year in a row that the school will be hosting its annual school cultural day highlighting difference cultural background that the school pupils adopted in their homes. The…

New lady MP shares experience

THE newest daughter of the national house is not taking a moment to rest. Following her recent landslide victory in the Gizo Kolombangara constituency, newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) Lanelle Tanangada is making sure her short term counts. “I have so much to read and learn and so much to do, before parliament even…

Ragomo: Don’t give up

Solomon Islands futsal sensation, Elliot Ragomo urged all young upcoming futsal players not to give up on their futsal dreams. Ragomo said the key to success is to work hard with a positive mindset and never give up. “For every single player who would like to become a Kurukuru player in the future, never give.…

Dettke’s help applauded

NORTH West Guadalcanal constituents have expressed appreciation to their Member of Parliament (MP) Bodo Dettke for his recent support to road transport in his constituency. Solomon Star Northwest Guadalcanal Stringer John Toki revealed that during the handover ceremony at the Ginger Beach, a total of 11 two (2) tonne trucks were delivered to the communities.…

Australia’s defence minister here

AUSTRALIA’S Minister for Defence, Senator Marise Payne is visiting the country on Thursday. She was in Tonga on Wednesday.  Minister Payne’s visit to Tonga and Solomon Islands coincides with a period of high engagement with Australia’s Pacific partners through Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2018 (IPE18).  In Tonga yesterday, Minister Payne participated in a number of activities as…

Oelyn wins seat in West election

OELYN Muala is the only female candidate to have won a seat in the Western Provincial Assembly elections held on Wednesday. She is the new provincial member for Ward 6 on Rannogga Island. Mrs Muala is the wife of South Choiseul MP Elijah Doro Muala. “I am looking forward to serving and working closely with…

Fokker 70 aircraft steps in

HIRED Fokker 70 aircraft from Brisbane-based Alliance Airlines based in Australia has serviced the Solomon Airlines operated Brisbane-Honiara-Tarawa international route. The aircraft arrived in Honiara before going on to Tarawa a little bit late than schedule. It will return to Honiara today and continues on to Brisbane. National flag carrier Solomon Airlines was forced to…

Malaita support for free West Papua intact

MALAITA provincial government has maintained its support and stand for a free West Papua. This was highlighted during a dialogue held in Auki last month between representatives from the national government, civil society, Indonesian government and Malaita provincial government. The visiting team was led by Rence Sore of the Prime Minister’s office to discuss matters…