A FEAT OF UNPARALLELED ACHIEVEMENT

TODAY – October 1 – marks the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. It is only fitting that Solomon Islands – China’s newest diplomatic ally and development partner – be congratulated for its phenomenal achievements in technology, economic growth and global leadership today – a feat achieved in just 72…

WHAT HAVE WE ACHIEVED WITH THE LOCKDOWN?

HONIARA – the nation’s administrative heartbeat – went into a 36-hour lockdown, which ended this morning. What, if anything has the nation achieved, let alone learned from the unlawful exercise, appropriately described as “misapplication of the law?” Put it another way, what has $1.8 million bought for the 160, 000 or so residents of Honiara…

OUR AGENDA IS TO REPORT FAIRLY AND TRUTHFULLY

SOLOMON Star has a national agenda. It is one for peaceful co-existence, regardless of where you come from in our beloved Solomon Islands. To suggest otherwise as someone is always inclined to do is a figment of imagination, fact twisting and pedalling of lies. Since its inception in 1982, Solomon Star and its reporters have…

Get vaccinated before it’s too late

THE message from Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is clear.  Get your jab now before its too late! Because COVID-19 is a deadly killer. Everyone of us should make no mistake about it.  Early this week the Prime Minister reiterated the message that the best way to protect ourselves, our families, and communities from this deadly…

WHERE IS THE COUNTRY HEADED?

IF someone should ask you where this beloved country of ours is headed, what would you say? Put it another way, do you believe our system of governance – from the three pillars of government, the Parliament, the Executive and the Judiciary – is still intact? Or do you see signs of ‘wear and tear”…

Protect our young children

PARENTS must take all precautionary measures to protect your children from diarrhoea. This is in light of the rising number of diarrhoea cases being reported over the past weeks. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) through its surveillance system last week issued an alert notice. So far six young children have died from…

Threat from bombs is real

THE latest discovery of about 100 unexploded ordnance (UXOs) at Gilbert Camp in East Honiara is concerning but not surprising. This is because Honiara city is located on a battle ground and one of the hot-spots where fighting occurred more than 76 years ago. The discovery over the weekend and subsequent death of two young…

Cherishing media freedom

May 3rd each year is a date which ‘World Press Freedom Day’ is celebrated.  Its a time to commemorate the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise…