Priest stages first mass

A NEWLY ordained priest of the Catholic Church Fr. Nickson Donald Sade tum held his first mass at Louna church East Russell, last Sunday.  Fr Nickson was ordained priest on Saturday 20th December at Louna by His Grace Archbishop Adrian Smith and assisted by the Catholic Diocese of Central Solomon Fr.Jimmy Nolan. During his sermon,…

Driver unhurt in collision

A TAXI driver in Auki, Malaita, escaped injury when his car collided with a pick-up truck on Christmas eve. Eye-witnesses said the driver was drinking and traveling at high speed when it collided head-on with the passenger truck. Malaita provincial police commander Alfred Uiga confirmed the incident and added the driver escaped unhurt. “The driver…

PM family spends Christmas with the sick at hospital

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his wifeEmmy have to forego their family Christmas celebration this year to allow their children accomplish their ambition of spending Christmas Day sharing God’s message of love and hope with the sick at the National Referral Hospital. Christina, Dr Sheena, Brandt, Shannon, Lilly-Rose and Meredith and their mother Emmy arrived…

Rotary brings festive cheer to our hospital

THE Rotary Club of Honiara has helped to bring festive cheer to the wards of the National Referral Hospital on Christmas Day. Rotarians were joined by the RAMSI Participating Police Force (PPF) and volunteers to distribute hundreds of presents to patients, staff, family and friends. Gifts included Solrice, Soltuna, soap, noodles, books and toys. Patients…

Heavy rain alert remains

HEAVY rain alert remained in force for Choiseul, Isabel, and Malaita provinces. The Weather office issued the alert on Friday. It said the situation was due to a trough that lies over the Solomon Islands. Associated cloud and rain are expected to affect the northern parts of Solomon Islands within the next 24 to 48…

Suri defends Dettke

LCC acted outside its role, claims lawyer A LAWYER for the Minister of Forestry Bodo Dettke has accused the Leadership Code Commission of acting outside its statutory role. This was after the Commission, which comprised of chairman Francis Luza, Waeta Ben Tabusasi and Henry Isa, called on Mr Dettke to relinquish his portfolio to protect…

Sasako calls for new law to govern CDF

A FORMER parliamentarian has called for legislation to set up a Constituency Funding Commission (CFC) to handle the controversial funding grants to constituencies. Alfred Sasako made the call in light of revelation that hundreds of millions of dollars had passed through the hands of politicians in the last four years with little or no impact…