Christmas carols this Saturday

LAWSON Tama national stadium will be the place to be for many families as one of the biggest entertaining events in Honiara returns this weekend. Dubbed as the ‘Carols in the Islands”, the event will again see thousands of Honiara residents being part of the event this coming Saturday, 12th December. It was confirmed that,…

Congregation shocked at theft

CONGREGATION at KOBITO 2 church in east Honiara were shocked on Sunday morning after discovering their power mixer went missing on Saturday night. Speaking to the Solomon Star on Tuesday, Esther Mae said, the mixer was locked in the church building. “Some thief may have climbed through the window and remove that mixer. “This is…

Chief call for geo-political split

Chief of Klousuu Patterson Divasia is calling on the national government and provincial leaders of Guadalcanal to seriously look at the need of highland people of North East Guadalcanal to have a separate constituency from people from the coastal areas. Speaking to the Solomon Star Divasia recently, the chief said, people of Kolousu’u from the…

Women forced to have sex

About 15.6 percent antenatal women reported that they had been victims to some forms of physical or sexual violence from male intimate partners in the past twelve months; this was revealed by  the Ministry of Health  and Medical Services latest findings. The findings also revealed about 12.8% have experience being forced to have sexual intercourse…

Manetoali calls for action to fight global warming

The Minister for Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology Hon Samuel Manetoali has called for the collective establishment of practical medium and long-term carbon emission pathways to limit temperature increase to well below 1.5 degrees Celsius in the remaining days of the 21st United Nations Framework on Climate Change (UNFCCC) or COP21. Hon Manetoali…

Visiting USP lecturer hails local students

SENIOR journalism lecturer at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Dr Shalendra Singh has acknowledged the performance of Solomon Islands students studying journalism at USP Laucala Campus in Suva, Fiji. Speaking to the Solomon Star, Dr Singh said Solomon Islands students did well over the past years and have received best overall awards in…

‘Red Cadim Vaelens’ campaign in Malaita

LIVE & Learn organisation based in Honiara is set to kick off the RED CADIM VAELENS project in Malaita province by educating rural people there about violence issues. Two officers from the organisation have traveled to the province to carry out assessment on the level of people’s understanding on violence and 16 days of activism…

Hope for an end to gender-based violence

With the 16 Days of Activism due to end tomorrow World Vision is calling on authorities and development partners to start focusing on solutions, rather than simply talking about the statistics of gender-based violence. “We are well informed that the level of gender-based violence in this country is very high, but now it is time…