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…

GPPOL set for new management?

Landowners disturbed by reports of takeover REPORTS have surfaced that the country’s leading Palm Oil producer Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL) as of next month would come under a new management. GIPPOL is currently being owned by foreign investors with land owners having only a minimum of twenty percent shares in the company. However…

Panga calls for increase wage

The former Premier of Guadalcanal Province, Stephen Panga says workers need better pay as Solomon Islanders now experience a very high cost of living. Mr Panga said state workers and those in the private sector need pay increases because imported and locally produced goods are way beyond affordability. He said it is high time the…

Dr Jack: God is my pillar of success

A SENIOR lecturer at the University of the South Pacific (USP) Solomon Islands Campus told students there is no formula for attaining excellence but there is a recipe. Guest speaker, in Honiara Dr Jack Maebuta made the statement at the Saint Joseph Tenaru school graduation over the weekend. “If I can tell you an example…

Call to get treatment against trachoma

Health authorities are calling on parents in Honiara and the provinces to take their children to hospitals and clinics to get treatment against trachoma, a blind causing disease. Nurses from the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and made the call during their visit to communities around Honiara over the past days. Between 2011 and…