Memories from MACFest lingers on

THE 6th Melanesia Arts and Cultural Festival has ended but memories from the event will remain for two skillful craftsmen from Vanuatu. The duo, James Zepeta and Philemon Jimmys, completed a wood carving associated with traditional culture of Vanuatu. Like father and son, both craftsmen caught the attention of the crowd as they painstakingly worked…

Gov’t urged to help maritime

THE Government is urged to pump in more support to the Aid and Navigation Unit within the Solomon Islands Maritime Safety Administration. This is necessary as part of its investment in tourism because most tourists are coming into the country by ships. The Aid and Navigation Unit’s director Patrick Wamahe expressed these sentiments in an…

US evangelists here to share

US evangelist Kenneth Copeland from the Kenneth Copeland Ministry (KCM) arrived on Tuesday in a private Jet after a 15 hours flight from Dallas USA via Honolulu for his “south Pacific Victory Campaign” in Solomon Islands. Reverend Jessy Duplantis and Reverend Jessy Savelle also from the KCM will be special speakers during the Victory Campaign.…

Nihopara clarifies MACFest concerns

ALL Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) member countries have been invited to participate at this year’s festival in Honiara. That’s according to the 6th Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival (MACFest) National Organising Committee. Committee chair and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Andrew Nihopara, made the clarification amidst concerns and sentiments raised by…

GOV’T SACKS MEWA

Tanangada likely to be given ministerial role By IAN M. KAUKUI GOVERNMENT has sacked its Home Affairs minister Commins Mewa, and abruptly replaced him with the MP for East Central Guadalcanal Constituency Ishmael Avui. Mr Avui, who until the weekend was Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), was sworn in as the new…