Last weeks’ news in brief

Isa gets additional jail term A Guadalcanal man was jailed for 25 years for attempted murder in the High Court, Friday. Justice Stephen Pallaras pronounced the sentence on Gedily Isa after the accused pleaded guilty to the charge. Isa and others committed the offence on 27 May 2003 in Guadalcanal’s Weathercoast, less than two months…

Vunagi: School grows through God’s grace

It is by the grace of God that this St Nicholas College developed from a simple Mothers’ Union Kindergarten to its status as a college. Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia The Most Rev. David Vunagi made the statement at school’s graduation last Friday. Vunagi said a college is an institution that provides higher…

Communities reconcile after 10 years of dispute

Two communities in north east Guadalcanal, Friday, ended a long-running land dispute that prevented them from looking each other in the eye. In an emotional reconciliation ceremony, members of both communities apologised and hug each other as they put their pasts behind them. The dispute started 10 years ago when boys from Kolosulu threatened and…

Tran launches campaign platform

Outgoing West Honiara MP Namson Tran launched his campaign platform yesterday as he seeks a second term in parliament. As part of the launching, a magazine recounting some of the projects funded during his term, was also launched and distributed. Tran outlined to the gathering his plans for the next four years. “We will build…

EM choir launches first DVD

Well-known gospel group EM Choir launched their first DVD album at Malaita provincial capital Auki, Friday. The ceremony attracted a large crowd, who came to watch and listen to inspiration gospel songs from the group. Hailed from west Baelelea in north Malaita, EM Choir made a name for themselves after putting on several concerts in…

Teku goes Rapid

Joining the highly trained team is a rewarding experience Who says women cannot join the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) highly-trained Rapid Response Team (RRT)? If you are, think again! Because Gorethy Teku has proven you wrong. After just seven years with the force, Teku, of Malaita and Makira parentage, is now a member…

Villagers renovate church

Members of the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) at Bina, west Kwaio, Malaita, have begun renovating church building. The church was built in the early 1950s and has run down over the years. Church chairman Silvanus Ramo said wear and tear, as well as white ants, have had their share of the building, resulting in…

News last week in brief

‘Miracle baby’ doing well THE Sunday Star traced and found the baby girl who was buried alive, but rescued in the Kaibia area in May last year, doing well. Baby Crister, as she’s now called, has been adopted and is now 16 months old. She is a healthy baby growing in a family of six.…

Vunagi calls for review of education system

THE Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia, The Most Rev. David Vunagi says the country needs an education system that trains and equips students to be innovative and creative in life. He highlighted this during a St Nicholas College’s end-year graduation in Honiara yesterday. Rev. Vunagi said the present education system only allows students…