Women’s group condemns act

The Women’s Rights Action Movement (WRAM) has condemned the barbaric act of the raping of a female student at Ruavatu Secondary School in North East Guadalcanal as reported in the media on Monday. In a statement on Monday WRAM said; “This incident which occurred over the weekend has brought to our attention the fact that…

Child Welfare Bill before parliament

A Bill to deal with issues concerning children is expected to go before Cabinet and Parliament when a new Government comes into power after November 19 elections. It is called the Child Family Welfare Bill, specifically to deal with issues concerning a child. Ministry of Women, Youth and Children Affairs said the Bill is still…

Trial on market murder case starts

THE High Court trial of men accused of murdering a young diplomat in 2012 outside the central market starts today. The hearing was adjourned yesterday in order for the prosecution to sort out the charges against the men before the trial can start today. One of the four men, John Tii who was19 at the…

Tenaru murder

A murder accused is still awaiting his case to be heard in a long form preliminary inquiry in the Honiara Magistrates’ Court. The committal hearing that was supposed to take place yesterday before Principal Magistrate Jim Seuika was however adjourned to November 10, for a mention. The adjournment was made because the accused William Totoha…

Brutal killing of Tasiu astounds many

The recent brutal killing of a Melanesian Brother (Tasiu) of the Anglican Church of Melanesia’s Brotherhood, has surprised many people, both nationals and expatriates. Late Brother Jackson Lodo of Masi Village, East Guadalcanal was killed while walking home along Vura Road on North-West Guadalcanal last Thursday morning by a group of men. In the attack,…

YWCA regional training underway

A Pacific Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) regional leadership and skills building training workshop is currently underway in Honiara. The Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) in Solomon Islands is hosting the event with saw other YWCA delegates from Papua New Guinea, Fiji and Samoa attending it. ‘Our Future: Moving forward in advancing Inter-generational Approaches to…

ACOM prepares for 14th general synod

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) is gearing up preparations for its 14th General synod next week. The church’s synod is attended by the highest authorities of the church and is the highest decision making body of the church.  It is chaired by the primate of the Church. During the synod, the delegates will hear…

Divine Mercy congress starts tomorrow

A Divine Mercy Secretary General for Oceania Lesina Levy has arrived over the weekend for the first ever Divine Mercy Ministry congress in the Solomon Islands. Mrs Lesina who is from Samoa is here as the main speaker for the conference. Divine Mercy Ministry is a worldwide ministry within the Catholic Church but is joined…

Serve One Another

Once again, I invite you to our continuing discussion on the ‘One Another’ sayings of the New Testament. This week we will look at the sixteenth of the ‘One Another’ sayings and that is to “Serve One Another” (Galatians 5:13). I will begin by telling a story about a man who had married for ten…