Church makes Lenten donation to bushfire

ARCHBISHOP Christopher Cardone on 26th February during the celebration of Ash Wednesday at Holy Cross Cathedral confirmed that this year’s Lenten season is a time of pray, repent and almsgiving.  The church always has a Lenten fund that is offered to the Parishes in the Archdiocese and during a recent priest council meeting, they passed…

Wale: Loan poor judgment, reckless

IN responding to the statement issued by the Ministry of Finance on behalf of the government on Thursday 27th February 2019, the Leader of Opposition, Matthew Wale, said that the statement merely confirmed the country’s worst fears.  The statement confirmed that the government was in fact seriously considering the USD100 Bn loan proposal – in…

First compilation of Vella dictionary done

THE first compilation of Vella La Vella Dictionary in Bilua dialect has been completed in Barakoma village, South East Vella from February 3-15.  This was during a workshop which was attended by participants from around Vella La Vella. According to Australian Bible Translator Deborah Conwell, a local Bible translator Jonah Anama has been working with…

Loate’s passion in Community Development

A Change Maker’s Story The Paoa FM Change Maker’s Program has caught up with another young inspiring leader and innovator who is working by helping young girls and women in various societies and communities in the country today. With a background and experience in Community Development, Ms. Loate Maetala is a Program Coordinator for Melanesian…

HCC, MCT signs partnership MoU

THE Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) together with the Honiara City Council (HCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the partnership, Friday. Permanent Secretary Andrew Nihopara on behalf of the MCT signed the MOU with HCC City Clerk Rence Sore in the presence of Lord Mayor Cr. Wilson Mamae and HCC staff…

Security operation mounted on Marape’s visit 

THE Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is mounting a security operation during the state visit of the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.  Prime Minister James Marape arrived with his delegation in Honiara on Thursday afternoon and will be in the country until Saturday. During the security operation, RSIPF officers from the various departments…

DIRTY DEALS?

Malaita lose assets in suspected dirty deals: Report By WILSON SAENI In Auki    MALAITA Province has lost its lands and houses to those who previously held top positions in the previous provincial governments.  Information received indicates those previously holding on to top positions which include the premier, speaker, provincial secretary, deputy premier and head of…

Four specialists sent to MUP

The Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening Program (MPGSIP) has posted four specialists to serve the Makira Ulawa Provincial (MUP) Government under the Ministry’s Provincial Capacity Development Fund. The former Minister of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening Program Commins Mewa announced the postings Feb 17 in Kira Kira, the provincial capital, at the opening…