Congregation urged to help the poor

CHURCH members of St Vincent De Paul Catholic Church in Central Guadalcanal are being urged to practice the characters of St Vincent in their daily living. The characters of St Vincent are to help the poor. According to Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki, the program was attended by 500 people from churches around…

PCC holds training for MPs

More than ten Members of Parliament (MP) despite their very busy schedules have attended a three day training workshop program organised by the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC). The workshop which commenced on Monday was held half a day over three days and was facilitated by Rev. Francois Pihaatae and Dr. Julia Edwards of the…

Police pay tribute to fallen PNG colleagues

ROYAL Solomon Islands Police force shear moment of remembrance to five Royal Papua New Guinea Constable who lost their live over the past twelve months in their lines of duty. They are late Senior Constable Salathiel Steve Lasingan, Constable Clifford Yembiningi, Senior constable Alan Anai,Chief Sergeant Camilus Salingwi and Senior constable Dunstan Baure. Solomon Islands…

Australian commitment to UN joint programme for Pacific mother, child and adolescent health

SUVA,  (UNICEF/UNFPA/WHO/DFAT) – Three Pacific Island countries using integrated approaches to health delivery for women, new-borns, children and adolescents will benefit from a nearly AU$7 million UN Joint Programme announced in New York as part of a meeting of Pacific Foreign Ministers. These countries are Kiribati, Solomon islands and Vanuatu. The Australian Government’s investment in…

Yam festival set for 2016

THE dates for the ‘Yam Festival’ which will take place at the southern region of Malaita province is set for 24 – 27 of July 2016. This was revealed by the chairman of the organizing committee and Member of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita, Rick Hou during the launching of the festival’s logo and theme…

Cab drivers trained on customer service

ABOUT 30 taxi drivers registered under the Henderson International Airport Taxi association have undergone a training as part of improving their customer service to international visitors. For the first time, local tourism business Solomon Host undertook the training. Joyce Konofilia chief executive officer (CEO) of Solomon Host said, the training was requested by the taxi…

Yam festival logo, theme, launched

MEMBER of Parliament (MP) for Small Malaita Constituency, Rick Hou has successfully launched the Yam festival logo and theme in Honiara, early this week. The launching was officiated by the MP and members of the organizing committee at the Solomon Kitano Mendana Hotel, which was attended by senior government officials, friends, and people of the…