Brief History:

Comprising of six main islands, the Solomon Islands are actually a group of over 900 islands in total, covering 28,400 km2. During WWII, both the Allies and the Japanese were present in the region and engaged in a lot of fighting. There are reminders everywhere with most of the runways used today, originally built as air force bases, and diving war era wrecks that are a popular tourist attraction.

As recently as 2003, there was ethnic violence with localised fighting and unrest.  Unfortunately the political landscape has a history marred by corruption.

Today

Around 600,000 people call the Solomon Islands home and while English is the official language Solomons, pijin is more commonly used.

As with many of the Pacific nations, the capital Honiara is a bustling modern city at its centre, but you don’t have to travel far to be back amongst the traditional houses, roadside markets and potholed roads. However take a good look, because you will find exquisitely carved woodwork and delicious food being sold at these markets.

Fresh drinking water and sanitation is still an issue the local authorities are dealing with – with help from missionary organisations. Our mission is to provide the people with a trusted Christian radio service, particularly for the young people, to help them grow in their Christian faith and positively influence their nation.

Laef FM

We can currently be heard in 4 locations; Honiara, Ghizo, Munda and Alki. Each station is independent and automated. The studios we are building in Honiara should be completed this year and we hope to engage a team to begin local, live, broadcasting as soon as possible.

Laef FM’s ministry here is right on the brink of something amazing, we just need the right people to build and lead a great local team.

Meet our UCB Solomon Islands team

 

Back Row from Left to Right

Paul, Ian, David

Front Row from Left to Right

Taeasi, Roy, Coxwain

 

 

Meet our UCB Solomon Islands team

 

Back Row from Left to Right

Paul, Ian, David

Front Row from Left to Right

Taeasi, Roy, Coxwain