Ship tragedy offers a big lesson

WE know everyone is excited about heading out to their villages at this time to spend Christmas with loved ones. But please don’t overload our ships. The sinking of MV Francis Gerena eight miles off Anuha island in the Central Province yesterday offered us a big lesson. The vessel, on its way to the northern…

Eastern Stars crowned as best choir

EASTERN Stars choir of South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) has won the Our Telekom carol competition in Auki, Malaita province on Saturday. The Kwaibala based choir group edged Fiu cathedral group of Anglican church with 75.5 points to 73.9 points. It collected $8,000, whilst Fiu cathedral settled for $6,000. Leader of Eastern Stars, Hilda Steele…

2013 pathfinder camporee kicks off

The 2013 pathfinder camporee officially kicks off at the Silver camp grounds in Burns Creek, East Honiara yesterday morning. The weeklong event will conclude this coming Saturday night based on the theme ‘Courage to Stand’. The colourful opening ceremony kicked off with a parade from the Lawson Tama stadium starting at 7am marching through the…

Villagers open new chapel

The local congregation of the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) of One’oneabu village, Malaita Province, witnessed the opening of their chapel, Thursday. Rev Bishop Matthias Lima of the SSEC head office attended the programme. He opened and dedicated the chapel. Rev Bishop Lima told the congregation: “This building is not the church, the church is…

Youths showcase God-given talents

YOUTHS around Visale, west Guadalcanal, showcased their God-given talents at a recent gospel music concert at was held last week at the Visale Mission Station. The programme, which lasted for three days, brought youths from around the nearby communities.  Six bands performed onstage, while more than 500 youths participated in the three-day activities. At the…