Visiting catholic sisters ready to serve

TWO Catholic sisters are here to serve in the Catholic schools in Honiara. They are Sr Alakoka Veatufunga from Tonga and Sr Maria Fe Rollo from the Philippines. Solomon Star’s Northwest Guadalcanal stringer, John Toki said Sr Veatufunga will serve at the Visale catholic station and Maria at San Isidro Care Centre. “Bishop Adrian Smith…

‘Be Happy’ makes the sick happy

THE ‘Be Happy Ministry’ ensures the sick are happy and organized a visit to the National Referral Hospital (NRH) on New Year’s Day with gifts. The Ministry’s sole organiser Mambo Fangaria he donated clothes and feed the sick with fruits. “It is part of my ministry to ensure the sick can also put smiles on…

Hope

When we lose hope, all we can see is what’s gone wrong and the disappointments in our lives.  As we begin our journey into 2016, we need to discover the essence of hope to overcome the disappointments of 2015. Hope in God is the only kind that will work. It guides us in our destiny…

Ghemu defends work of Solomon Post

Solomon Post have condemned and rejected claims and accusations that its officers are stealing and incurring illegal charges on items sent from abroad. Deputy executive officer from the Operational Unit of Solomon Post Alfred Ghemu described the claims derogatory. Recently a complaint was lodged via print media followed by the face book forum accusing officers…

Land owners urged to settle inner self

CONCERNED chief in East Kwara’ae, Malaita Province urges East Malaita customary land owners to settle their inner self attitude first before thinking about development on their land. Chief John Ramoago said “plainly speaking, land is not the problem; it is people’s attitude that hinders development in Malaita Province”. “I want to discourage the idea of…

Chiefs call for resolute efforts to curb kwaso

Chiefs from North West Guadalcanal have made s general called for all communities in Solomon Islands to cooperate with the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to put an end to the production of the illegally brewed alcohol, locally known as Kwaso. Solomon Star’s North West Guadalcanal stringer John Toki said consumption of kwaso among…

Chief applauds ‘proactive’ policing strategy

COMMUNITY chiefs of Burns Creek community in east Honiara have commended Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast and his team for working closely with their community during the festive season. Speaking to the Solomon Star yesterday on behalf of the chiefs, elders, and church leaders of Burns Creek, Chief Peter Usi said that the partnership made between…

Northwest Guadalcanal roads need repairs

A concerned chief from Northwest Guadalcanal, John Batista Kaoni has called on the responsible authorities to carry out repairs to poor conditions of the road there. Chief Kaoni said bridges and poor conditions of road in Northwest Guadalcanal are rapidly deteriorating causing fears among vehicle drivers. “I want to call upon the responsible authorities to…

PM rebuts Sikua, defends $3m payment

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the Leader of the Independent Group in Parliament needs to be reminded that the Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government is now made up of responsible leaders held together by a collective commitment to the principles of good governance, respect for one another and concern for the peace and happy…

Iromea questions MMF’s silence

Chairman of Burns creek Community, East Honiara, John Set Iromea has questioned why Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) has remained silent over the $3 million payment made to ex-militants on Christmas Eve, 2015. Mr Iromea said the controversial payment had sparked wide public anger and criticism across the country. He said while many former statesmen and…