SAME-SEX MARRIAGE COMING

Sir Kabui: Prepare to deal with it By ANDREW FANASIA SOLOMON Islands Governor General Sir Frank Kabui has made a remarkable and bold statement about the position of the country on the issue of ‘same sex marriage’, which is now a talk of the globe. This was when he addressed the leaders, diplomatic corps and…

POLLING DAY!

Western, Choiseul set to elect new members By ANDREW FANASIA VOTERS in Western and Choiseul province will go to the polls today to elect their new provincial assembly members. The polls open at 7am and close at 5pm. Western Province Returning Officer (RO) Hopeful Piosasa told the Solomon Star from Gizo yesterday that all the…

Her Majesty The Queen to honour young person from the Solomon Islands with prestigious Award for improving the lives of others

Her Majesty The Queen will present Millicent Barty from the Solomon Islands with a Queen’s Young Leaders Award at a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London, on Tuesday 26th June. The Awards recognise the work that young people from across the Commonwealth are doing to transform lives in their community and beyond. Millicent, 27, from…

Hou: SI cannot continue to rely on aid

THE country cannot continue to rely on the generosity of our donors to continue to offer development aid into the future. That’s according to Prime Minister Rick Hou when speaking at the New Zealand Pacific Business Council in Auckland recently. “It is politically and economically prudent that Solomon Islands gradually replace aid with trade, which…

GP welcomes SPREP initiative

GUADALCANAL Province Premier Anthony Veke says that the Nature Park initiative at Barana village in Northwest Guadalcanal with the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme’s (SPREP’s) support is welcoming. Mr Veke said that under his leadership, this kind of initiative is welcoming and he really supports this. Guadalcanal province is supporting such support and…

In Court with Assumpta Buchanan

HCC councillor denies allegation   A HONIARA City Council (HCC) Councillor who is accused of obtaining about $89,000 from a woman over the sale of a plot of land at Ranadi, Honiara has denied the allegation against him on Thursday. John Wale Urifo entered not guilty pleas to 15 counts of false pretence before Principal…

St Nicholas College crowns four queens

SAINT Nicholas College has crowned four queens, to represent the school in the upcoming ACOMSIC games, during a Beauty Pageant show, last Friday. The four queens are Roviana Boyers, Tatiana Bugotu, Sabrina Habu, and Marrilyn Koga. Ms Boyers will represent the school in the junior modern category, while Ms Habu in the senior category. For…

Acting PM calls for tough intelligence network

THERE is a need to strengthen national and regional intelligence networks in the region. That’s according to the Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare when speaking as the guest speaker at the opening of the two day South Pacific Intelligence Dialogue held in Honiara recently. The Finance Minister said it is an important matter of concern…

SI Praised For Post- RAMSI Progress

THE Solomon Islands was praised for its efforts and progress made in the areas of economic governance and reforms to improve the country’s economy, as well as financial management in the post-RAMSI era. This was acknowledged by the New Zealand Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Jacinda Arden when she met with Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela, during…

PIDF DEFERRED

THE Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Leaders’ summit and conference which was scheduled to be held in Honiara from the 4th-6th July, is being deferred, the Secretariat has confirmed. On Sunday the PIDF Secretariat stated that the postponement was made following a request from the host and Chair, Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela. A statement was…