Fishing village, Kukum market busy

THE closure of Honiara Central Market for an indefinite period as of last week had seen the Fishing village and Kukum market now very busy. The temporary closure was passed by the Honiara City Council’s executive in a way of resolution last Thursday. This is to give time for major improvements to be carried out…

Head teachers training ends

THE induction workshop for block 4 course materials for the certificate in teaching programme (CTP) conducted by Solomon Islands National University (SINU) through its Distance and Flexible Learning (DFL) mode for cohort 1 head teachers ended successfully over the weekend in Auki. Speaking in the closing ceremony on behalf of the SINU Vice Chancellor and…

Visale men to mark St Joseph day

VISALE Parish men’s group is looking forward to mark Saint Joseph the worker’s day next month. The group consisted of 25 men who are members of Visale parish men’s mission. West Guadalcanal stringer John Toki said the group held their second meeting on Sunday to plan their first program for this year. Toki said, Visale…

Visale Parish celebrates Divine Mercy

VISALE Parish station on Sunday celebrates the Feast of Divine Mercy with more than 300 Catholic members attending the ceremony. West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki said the sermon was conducted by Fr. Nickson Sade. “Fr. Sade explained to the congregation why Divine Mercy is important to Christians and its importance to receive Holy…

Youth week of prayer ends successfully

AFASU Seventh Day Adventist Church in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province has completed its week-long youth week of prayer over the weekend. The prayer meeting featured sermons, songs of praise and health talks. A members of the Church said, other members from other denominations also attended the prayer event. He said, most of those attended were…

Scripture Union students camp out

MORE than one hundred Scripture Union (SU) students from secondary schools in Honiara are currently on a weeklong camp at Balasuna COC Bible Training School, North Central Guadalcanal starting yesterday. The program is being organised by Scripture Union for its students to have their time out with Bible sessions and educational talks from other organisations…

Surviving Disappointment

Disappointment is inevitable. That is because life can never consistently live up to our expectations.  I have a friend who involved in church ministry for many years. However, one day without knowing what his wife had in mind, he took his boys for a fishing trip and the wife decided to stay and do some…

SI to join China outbound tourism travel market

SOLOMON Islands is joining the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) at the China Outbound Travel & Tourism Market (COTTM) this week. The Solomon Islands, Samoa and a private sector operator (The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort) from Tahiti is attending the three-day event at the China Outbound Tourism and Travel Market in Beijing. A statement…

Our economy to grow

The Solomon Islands economy is projected to grow by 3.5 percent over the medium term. That’s according to the East Asia Pacific Economic Update released by the World Bank on Monday. The report highlighted that direct investment, the resumption of mining activities investments in fishing processing plants and information technology will boost growth for the…

Momis wants to re-open Panguna mine

BUKA, (PNG LOOP) – If Bougainville’s caretaker president John Momis is re-elected in next month’s elections his government will immediately begin discussions on re-opening the Panguna mine. The huge mine was the catalyst for the civil war that engulfed the Papua New Guinea autonomous region for much of the 1990s. Momis says a resumption of…