Battle for political jobs

WHILST the fight to maintain the number to form the next government mounts, party lobbyists and supporters are also up in arms for political jobs. The Solomon Star uncovered quite a number of people who claimed to be supporters of the two camps and are closely eyeing the jobs. Most are good friends and associates…

Planned PNG trip cancelled

HONIARA Hotel camp’s planned trip to Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been cancelled again for the third time. The Solomon Star was notified that the trip was called off due to reports of instability within the camp. It was further revealed there are certain Members within the Honiara Hotel Camp who were said to have…

Group defies Act?

THE Honiara Hotel grouping, which claimed 27 members on Tuesday night, is still to submit its coalition agreement to the Political Parties Commission, it was revealed. The group consists of United Democratic Party, Kadere (SI) and defect members of People Alliance Party. They have yet to sign a coalition agreement and come up with a…

Sogavare on Australia

MANASSEH Sogavare plans to take a ‘diplomatic approach’ towards development partners including Australia, if he wins the Prime Minister’s race next Tuesday. The two-time Prime Minister is contesting the PM’s seat after he was nominated by the Honiara Hotel’s group on Tuesday night. Sogavare came into the international spotlight after he accused the then Australia…

Flight cancelled, students frustrated

ABOUT 200 Solomon Islands Government (SIG) sponsored students studying at the University of the South Pacific (USP) at Laucala campus in Fiji were shocked after their flight were cancelled in the final hours of the departure yesterday. Reports reaching the paper said the students were about to board a bus from Suva-Nadi when they were…

Site for new church unveiled

MORE than 700 people have witnessed the launching of a new site for the Emmanuel Kingdom International Prayer center over the weekend at Sita community, Central kwara’ae. Pastor Paul Kwanafilu from Fau’abu Kingdom International Prayer Center, with some other pastors officiated in the groundbreaking ceremony. Ten (10) Kingdom International Prayer Centers in Central kwara’ae region…

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…