PM: Women are equal partners

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says women are equal partners in whatever undertaken in any levels of work and lives. He said in his message as guest of honor when opening the 2015 Miss Solomon Pageant Show on Saturday night. “Let’s take a brief look at the theme of this year’s pageant, ‘Women, Our Equal Partners.’…

PM joins crowning night as chief guest

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare was the guest of honour during Saturday night’s Miss Solomon Islands 2015 crowning night where he pledged the support of the government to send the new pageant queen to the regional competition next month to be held in Cook Islands. This year’s Miss Solomon Islands pageant event goes with the…

Villagers: We want more mobile towers

VILLAGERS of east Makira are calling on the telecommunication companies in the country to seriously consider establishing of more towers in their communities. They said that, they have seen the importance of communicating through mobile phones in rural Makira so they need more cellular phone coverage. The Solomon Star understands that the only towers that…

MPs told to help develop Kirakira

MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) for the four constituencies of Makira/Ulawa Province are being told to work together in developing the capital, Kirakira. This was raised by a local Kirakira resident Simon Waki. “Today, Kirakira is lacking what other provincial capitals in the country are having in terms of development. “There are no proper wharf, market…

Opposition accuses PM

… Of interfering with airport tender process THE Parliamentary Opposition has again hit out again at Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare for alleged meddling with the Central Tender Board (CTB) formal process over the airport contract. This is in relation to the tender bids for the maintenance and cleaning services under the Ministry of Communication and…

New iconic new look SB

Last Friday night, Solomon Breweries Ltd relaunched the country’s favourite and beloved SB Beer. The new design was unveiled at a VIP relaunch event, hosted at the brewery, for which the carpark was transformed into a spectacular outdoor SB Beach Bar under the stars. The venue was lined with palms and bamboo, coconuts and sand,…

Enoch crowned 2015 Miss Solomon

Miss Mokolo Enterprise’s Deanne Enoch has been crowned Miss Solomon Islands 2015 -2016. She took the Miss Solomon crown after winning the 2015 Pageant Show on Saturday night. “I am so happy and humbled to be the winner,” she told the Solomon Star after her victory.  “This surely pays of the many hard works and…

Premier urges Malaitans to develop their province

Malaitans should stop criticising their government, and should instead work together to develop their province. Premier Peter Ramohia criticisms levelled at his government are not doing any good for the province in terms of development. He said many times, the criticisms were baseless and unfair. “What is required is for everyone from Malaita to stand…

Hopes more Papua prisoners to be freed

RNZI: Amnesty International New Zealand says there’s no doubt that mounting international pressure played a part in the release of West Papua’s most high profile political prisoner after a decade in jail. Filep Karma was yesterday freed from a prison on the outskirts of Jayapura, the capital of Indonesia’s Papua province, to an emotional welcome…