Wing Chun set to start

The M.P Quan Wing Chun Kung Fu School will begin its usual training and the registration for this year starting Monday next week – February 10. Registration for both old and new students will open up until April. This was confirmed by the M.P Quan Wing Chun club executive yesterday. This year’s registration is unique…

Increasing use of illegal drugs

THE abuse of such drugs like marijuana and alcohol related products like Kwaso (homebrew) in the country is not declining. The increasing problem can be attributed to increasing unemployed youths which our education system and the work force cannot absorbed each year. Last month several hundreds of youths have dropped out of the education system.…

The report on the short bus route

The 2014 academic year has kicked off once again. And this means, more working people and students are commuting each day through the public transport system to their work place and school respectively. In light of the demand for public transport system in Honiara, most bus drivers and their conductors have once again played their…

Say no to GMO in the pacific

A mission to educate pacific islanders and discourage them from using genetic modified organism (GMO) seeds to grow on their farms for food and sales is currently underway. A Noumea based non-government organisation (NGO) in New Caledonia called ‘Stop MGO Pacifique’ is visiting parts of the pacific to collect data and information on GMO in…

New priest ordained

Members of the Catholic church over the weekend witnessed the ordination of a new priest at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Honiara on Saturday.  Steven Keri who hails from Tangarare Parish was ordained by Archbishop Adrian Smith to serve as a new priest. According to West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki, the ordination service…

Saint of the Week

SAINT JOHN DE BRITTO and BLESSED MARY OF LOURDES. SAINT JOHN DE BRITTO Born into an Aristocratic Portuguese family in 1647, he grew up with the future king Pedro II in Lisbon.  His father was the Viceroy of Brazil.   He was educated in the prestigious University of Coimbra. A severe illness made him turn…