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…

Three cheat death in Auki accident

THREE individuals cheated death after their RA4 vehicle veered into the bush and pulled off the gate of a fence in-front of the Forest Lake (Kunu) road, Auki, Malaita province, Friday. The driver and the owner of the RA4 said they were on their way to drop-off his passengers when the incident happened. “We were…

Former GG hits out at $400,000 MPs grant

FORMER Governor General and President of the People’s Alliance Party Sir Nathaniel Weana has criticised the decision to grant Members of Parliament a $400,000 at the end of their term in office. Sir Nathaniel, who served four terms in Parliament as MP for Ulawa/Ugi, described as ‘wrong’ that controversial cabinet decision on Tuesday night at…

PAP to give resource owners power

A PEOPLE’S Alliance Party (PAP) Government will give back to landowners the power to own and benefit fully from their natural resources. Party president Sir Nathaniel Weana said if PAP forms the next government it will change the laws of the country that has prevented land and resource owners from having total control of their…