United Democratic Party launches manifesto

UNITED Democratic Party (UDP) has launched its manifesto and party logo over the weekend. The launching highlighted some of the party’s key principles and vision heading forward in contesting the upcoming general elections. Party President Sir Thomas Ko Chan said the party’s key message is equity, justice and peace for the country. He said all…

45 candidates under UDP banner

FORTY five (45) candidates will be contesting the national general election under the United Democratic Party (UDP) for social reform and economic advancement. Party president Sir Thomas Ko Chan made the announced during the party’s official launch of its manifesto and party logo over the weekend. Sir Chan said the party have 45 candidates who…

Dr Alice hits campaign trail in West Are’Are

Female candidate for West Are’Are Dr Alice Aruhe’eta Pollard has officially launched her election campaign in Tawaimare community; ward five of the constituency over the weekend. More than seven hundred people witnessed the launching. The highlight of the event was a colorful parade from Houhui to Tawaimare community high school playing ground. Following the parade…

Six operators in Kia get assistance

West Isa Eco Tourism Association (WIETA) in Kia, Isabel province has approved six existing tourism operators who will receive tourism funds from the association. Outgoing Member of Parliament for Kia&Avulei constituency has injected the tourism funds into West Isa Eco Tourism Association (WIET) basket where tourism operators around Kia have to apply for it through…

Don Bosco students graduate

About 70 students of Don Bosco Technical Institute  graduated on Friday, in an action-packed program, which began at 9am with a Thanksgiving Holy Eucharist. The thanksgiving ceremony was presided over by Most Rev. Adrian Smith, Archbishop of Honiara, with 5 priests concelebrating with him. The Archbishop exhorted the graduates to avoid temptations that betray the…

Teacher claims guard attacked him

A White River school teacher is nursing a wound on his forehead after the school’s security guard hit him with a hammer. Sam Urua’u said the attack was over the disconnection Solomon Water did to the school due to unpaid bills. Urua’u said the school has been without water supply since the last semester. He…

Fijians put smiles on faces of sick kids

The Fijian community in Honiara used their national day last Friday to visit and present gifts to patients at the National Referral Hospital’s children’s ward in Honiara. Fiji marked its 40th independence anniversary on Friday. Led by their consul Atu Balekana, the Fijians put smiles on the faces of the patients as they presented gifts…

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Law students worry over housing rental

Solomon Islands students studying law in Papua New Guinea are worried about being kicked out of houses and apartments they are renting. This is because their allowances to meet their rentals are yet to be transferred from Honiara. A spokesman told the Sunday Star in an email they are worried because the Ministry of Education…

‘Miracle baby’ alive and well

Buried alive, this baby girl was left to her fate in the shallow grave she was dumped. But a man, who was out early on 20 May 2013 to fetch bread for his family’s breakfast, tumbled on the freshly-dug shallow grave behind a home in the Kaibia area, on the outskirts of central Honiara. Frank…