Birth of a nation? 

Bougainville’s independence referendum explained By KATE LYONSGuardian Australia   TODAY, the people of Bougainville – a small archipelago of islands flung 700km off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the Solomon Sea – will begin voting in a referendum that will determine if their beloved homeland will become the world’s newest nation.  It is…

Let’s make Prince Charles feel at home

PRINCE Charles arrives tomorrow evening in Honiara and leaves on Monday afternoon. This is a significant visit because this man is the future King of England. He’ll succeed the throne when his mother, Queen Elizabeth, dies. As a member of the Commonwealth, Queen Elizabeth is our head of state. She is represented here by the…

We need to understand

By SETH GUKUNAWest Honiara THE decision taken by our Government for this country to switch to China was based on the cabinet paper that Cabinet endorsed on September 16th 2019.        In that paper our Ministers would have been given the reasons as to why this country needs to move to China.  That…

Father’s Day

DEAR EDITOR – Many thanks to Lawrence Kiko of Borderline for his comments and most importantly highlighting the brief history about the original idea and theme of what is father’s day concept.  Solomon Star Issue No. 7311, Tuesday 3 September 2019.  Properly to us in Solomon Islands (Melanesia) we might have had the original cultural…

CHINA -TAIWAN SAGA

DEAR EDITOR -Thank you for the space to get this message to all God fearing people of Solomon Islands.  All ordinary Solomon islanders, we must take comfort on the fact that the omnipresent surveillance camera from the heavenly realm is relentlessly recording all that was said & done by our so called leaders in the…

Is China our saviour?

DEAR EDITOR – What a sad day – now that some of our leaders have chosen China!  You will be held accountable by the generations to come for the choice that you have made today! Do we not realise that we have a third choice besides the CHINA or TAIWAN saga? And that third choice…

US offer to Malaita

DEAR EDITOR – In the Solomon star of Friday 20th Malaita  premier Suidani said that the SIG decision to sever ties with Taiwan deprived Malaita and its people largely from benefiting from a USD$300 million package offered by USA to  Malaita for its development aspirations. I think this is a latest move by USA to…

Basis of our foreign policy

DEAR EDITOR – Solomon Islands is an independent state that has gained its independence in 1978 thanks to the Ma’asina rule – the movement with vision that enabled us to stand on our own.  With the vision, our forefathers have chosen to remain a democratic country meaning a country rule by people.  This is nicely…