AUSTRALIAN PM HERE

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has arrived in the country on Sunday on a two-day state visit. His trip to Honiara marks his first overseas trip since being elected in the May 18 election. For Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare, Mr Morrison is his first overseas counterpart to officially visit him. The last Australian…

PM commends FFA

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare MP has commended the work done by the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA) in the Solomon Islands and the region. Speaking during a courtesy visit made by FFA’s Director-General to the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on Friday prime minister stated that FFA has contributed a lot to…

‘STOP THE BLAME’

The Republic of China (Taiwan) Embassy Office in Honiara has described the way some Members of Parliament (MP) are blaming Taiwan for failing to build infrastructure and create job opportunities at their constituencies as ridiculous. Speaking to this paper in an exclusive interview, a spokesperson for the Embassy said according to Taiwan foreign policy, Taiwan…

Australian PM to visit Honiara

RNZI: SCOTT Morrison’s first overseas trip after his re-election as Australian Prime Minister will be to the Solomon Islands. The newspaper, The Australian, reports that it’s motivated by China’s attempts to persuade the Solomon Islands to sever its ties with Taiwan, and US warnings that Chinese interference in the Pacific is leading to “the possibility…

Girls urged to get HPV vaccination

HAYLEEN SAMANI, a 14 year old girl of White River School, West Honiara is the first female student to have been vaccinated with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine against cervical cancer on Wednesday at SIBC to officially launch the vaccination campaign against the killer disease. Ms Samani appealed to all young girls between the ages…

Call to combat kwaso brewing

Leaders should act together and put an end to kwaso (home-brew) brewing nationwide so as to avoid kwaso related problems in the country. Timothy Beliga of West Kwara’ae in Malaita Province made the call through Solomon Star Auki saying that kwaso is the culprit responsible for most of the domestic problems in the rural communities…