Name change to Miss Pacific Islands

SAMOA OBSERVER – A name change for the region’s beauty pageant from ‘Miss South Pacific’ to ‘Miss Pacific Islands’ has been met with widespread approval from the contestants. Miss Papua New Guinea, Grace Nugi said the change is brilliant. PNG is one of the Pacific islands that is not located in the South of the…

FSII criticizes portfolio allocations

WHILST welcoming and congratulating the DCC government for the recent Ministerial announcement, FSII has criticized the selection of certain government Ministers. Hundreds of members including former Bishop of Malaita, Rev. Terry Brown has criticized the appointment of Hon. Bodo Detke as Minister of Forestry and Research. “Whilst many of the new ministerial appointments are very…

Unlimited Voice bundles launched

BMOBILE/Vodafone has launched a special which comes with bundles of free calls, SMS text and Data voice. The new promotion was launched on Monday. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Nail Downey said, this new special gives customers five days of unlimited domestic calls to both Bmobile/Vodafone and Breeze network. “It will also give you 40MB of…

PM prioritises tourism

Growing the Solomon Island’s tourism industry is set to be a high priority for the country’s new prime minister. Manassah Sogavare says that for too long, previous governments have focussed on unsustainable income earners such as logging and mining. He says they’ve overlooked the potential of the tourism sector and is promising his government will…

Public warned against giving false report

POLICE has warned the public against giving false report because it’s a crime. This follows a couple of incidents in Malaita Province where police were given false reports to the police. Auki police said that it’s sad to see people fooling police with false information. Over the weekend a man in North Malaita tipped off…

Local artist joins art exhibition

A LOCAL Artist is currently participating in the PACIFIKA Indigenous Art Alliance Exhibition (PIAAE) at the Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre in North Queensland in Australia.  Martin Fakaia, a local talented artist who is currently residing in Australia was able to show case his beautiful Indigenous arts with different artists around the…

AOG engages in prison ministry

ABOUT 31 pastors and church workers have engaged in a prison ministry training at Assembly of God’s (AOG) Christian Life Centre in Honiara, yesterday. Constatino Lupancu and Reverend Pavel Sav of Blessed Hope International Misison in Chigaco, United States of America have conducted the one-day training. Their visit to Solomon Islands was made possible through…

Youth gathering for United Church ends

A week-long gathering for United Church youths successfully ended at Kokeqolo in Munda, Western Province on Sunday. This annual event was held purposely for youths to get involve in religious activities, aimed at strengthening spiritual life in the society. Rev. Willie Maezama of the United Church Honiara circuit said, the program enabled youths to come…

DCC ready to work

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) government has now fulfilled its obligation to announce its Cabinet Ministers since they took power last week. On Monday 21 Members of Parliament (MP) took their oath and were sworn-in as Cabinet Ministers before Governor General Sir Frank Kabui at the Government House. Their swearing-in will enable the DCC…