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…

Exhibition to mark human rights day

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Choiseul Plan for Children

A Planning Forum for Children was held from the 25th -26th November 2014 in Choiseul provincial capital, Taro.  It was co-facilitated and funded by the Provincial Women’s Development Division and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs’ Children’s Division with funding support from Save the Children. Stakeholders from the Provincial Government, Non-Governmental Organisations,…

Malaitans urged to vote wisely

Malaitans are urged to come out and vote in next month’s provincial election. Caretaker premier Edwin Suibaea made the call as the province prepares to go to the polls on December 10. “Malaita Province needs quality leaders,” Suibaea said. “Please come out and choose wisely so that our province could have the right leaders,” he…

Kastom Garden promotes back yard farming

Kastom Garden Association (KGA) is continuing its efforts to reduce the negative effects of climate change of farming in the country. The non-government organisation was part of a delegation that visited Temotu Province recently under the Pacific Adaptation to Climate Change (PACC) programme. KGA centre supervisor Severino Lausao said PACC had helped Kastom Garden to…

Call to support agriculture sector

Newly elected MPs are urged to support the nation’s agriculture sector. The call comes from two organic farmers Johnson Ladota and George Kwaifii. Ladota is a promoter of organic farming with Kastom garden and Zae Na Tina organic farm in east Honiara.  “Agriculture is the backbone of the economy of any nation,” he said. “It…

New Government formed

A NEW government has been formed. Four political parties have agreed last night to form a coalition to run the next government. Leaders of the Solomon Islands Party for Rural Advancement (SIPRA), Democratic Alliance Party (DAP), Solomon Islands People First Party (SIPFP) and the Peoples’ Alliance Party (PAP) also approved a Coalition Agreement. The agreement…