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…

Catholic children receive confirmation

THIRTY-FIVE children of the Catholic Church at Louna, Russell Islands, received their first holy communion on New Year’s day. This was during a tour by the Auxiliary Bishop of Honiara John Doninoel to the Russell Islands. The newly confirmed children came from the communities around Louna. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki said the bishop…

Women engaged in road work

THE Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) is currently rehabilitating the existing St Martin feeder road, Central Guadalcanal over a distance of 8.5 km. Capital Construction is the contractor engaged by the Ministry to undertake the rehabilitation works. The contractor employed 11 local workers of which five are women and six men, including two Works Supervisors…

Honiara ready to welcome Marley

Honiara residents will conclude the festive season and welcome the 2014 with Jamaican reggae star Julian Ricardo Marley A.K.A “Juju”,  one of reggae legendary Bob Marley’s sons, on 8 January 2014. Organisers will use the concert to promote unity, peace and harmony within our nation. The historic event is planned, organised and presented by Rebelle…

An important year for our nation

NEW Year’s greetings and welcome back to our readers and advertisers! This is our first issue for this year after the two-day break we had on Wednesday and yesterday. 2013 has indeed gone down the memory lane. We are now into the third day of 2014. Like the future, we all don’t know what this…

Women advance in distant islands

Reuters: WOMEN’S political representation in the Pacific Islands region is globally the lowest at 3.65 percent, compared to the world average of 18 percent. Leadership is still widely perceived as ‘men’s business’ and voting is heavily influenced by nepotism and money politics. However, Rhoda Sikilabu, minister for community affairs in Isabel Province in the Solomon…

AOG opens new church on Malaita

THE people of Kakanole land in the mountains of North Malaita have welcomed the opening of their new Assemblies of God (AOG) church last Friday. For 119 years since Peter Ambuofa of the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) returned with gospel from Queensland, Australia, to Kakanole, the people have rejected Christianity and preferred to continue…