Kwaio man launches new book at ANU

AT an exceptional occasion Tuesday this week at the Australian National University’s (ANU) University House, coinciding with the Solomon Islands Transition Workshop, a little known Esau Kekeubata of the interior of East Kwaio was given an uncommon honor to launch Dr David Akin’s book: Colonialism, Maasina Rule, and the Origins of Malaitan Kastom. Dr Akin…

Dream comes true for Tenakoga

TENAKOGA Primary School in the Paripao ward of North East Guadalcanal was recently boosted with solar sets thanks to Willies Electrical. The school is being run by the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church. Situated further in-land, it takes over 2 hours on a rough ride to reach the school from Honiara. The school turns 70…

Local business women assist Isabel clinics

THE Solomon Islands Women in Business (SIWIBA) has stepped in and assisted Isabel female provincial member Rhoda Sikalabu in her initiative to improve clinic health services within her ward. Handing over cash worth more than a thousand dollars, SIWIBA Vice President Dalcy Tekulu said SIWIBA supports the initiative carried by Honorable Sikilabu to improve health.…

‘A shameful legacy’

ELENOA (not her real name) is now 30 years old, with three gorgeous children and on the verge of completing her studies for a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji. Eleven years ago she was preparing for the transition between secondary school to university, complete with a government…

Trumpets and Torches

It is common in most villages in Solomon Islands, when someone died, relatives and friends of the deceased wrap up the get-together during the 10th day after the passing. Yesterday was also the 10th day after the death of Dr. John Joseph Roughan. Before sending this to press, my thoughts are with villagers throughout Solomon…

All Saints Day celebrated

All Saints parishioners successfully commemorated the All Saints Day at the All Saint church in Honiara on Sunday. The day started with a Holy Communion, followed by feasting and concluded with a colorful entertainment. The Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Melanesia and the Bishop of Central Melanesia the Most Rev David Vunagi was the…

Actors, dancers sought

QETO Productions is calling for actors and dancers to audition for the upcoming theatre production. Auditions will be held tomorrow at the National Auditorium between 2-4 pm. “The auditions are an opportunity for anyone interested to demonstrate their skills in dance and theatre and for Qeto Productions to select the right performers for their upcoming…