Shaggy heading here

International artist SHAGGY is heading here next month, much to the excitement of his local fans. The Heritage Park Hotel has officially announced on Friday, that  they were bringing in the Jamaican-American reggae-pop and rapper singer to Honiara. Shaggy, whose real name was Orville Richard Burrell, was born on 22 October 1968. He was better…

Let’s build on what RAMSI gives

THE Governor General during his New Year’s message reminded us of the vulnerability state institutions are in. The Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) has resuscitated our failed state back to its feet. The description of ‘fail state’ came about as a result of dysfunctional institutions within the machinery of the National Government.…

Let’s avoid last year’s failures

WE know too well some of the drama that happened last year. One of the issues that affected everyone including children, youths, parents and families was the teachers’ industrial strike action. That particular impasse greatly affected school children. A good portion of the academic year was useless. It can’t be wrong, some students who deserve…

New church opens on Vella

THE MONTH of December was a time of Christmas celebration to mark the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ in the Christian calendar. Thursday 19th December 2013 marked a historic event at Sibilado village in north Vella La Vella, Western Province. A new 500-seat church building was dedicated and officially opened. The opening service was…

Julian Marley rocks Honiara

REGGAE sensation Julian Marley rocked Honiara in a stunning two-hour show at Panatina yesterday. From the popular tone of his late father Bob Marley; Julian was no exception to spreading the word of peace, unity and harmony. He sang hit songs from his three albums ‘Lion in the Morning’, ‘A Time and Place’ and ‘Awake’…

Temotu to build craft market for its women

TEMOTU Province is planning to build a women’s centre or craft market to help its women sell their products and earn an income. The province’s Chief Planning Officer Bruno Forau said this during a visit by the media team to project sites funded by Provincial Governance Strengthening Program (PGSP) last month. “We are planning to…

The Bible, Our Authority

In my last week’s article we looked at the essence of hope. Today, let’s explore the question, ‘What is your final authority in life? The excitements and celebrations of Christmas and New Year are over and soon we will settle down to the realities of life in 2014. When you come face to face with…

Soul Seekers touch Port Vila crowds

Popular local gospel band the ‘Soul Seekers’ during the festive week engaged themselves in witnessing to God’s people in Port Vila, Vanuatu. They were invited to participate in the Vanuatu Mission’s Youth Congress held over the Christmas and New Year period. The group which is part of the Varamatta Adventist Youth Society of the Seventh…