7 Babies baptised

Seven babies from Chapuru community in Sagalu ward, northwest Guadalcanal received the Sacrament of baptism by the sprinkling water for the first time over the weekend. Solomon Star Northwest Guadalcanal Stringer John Toki said that it was officiated by Fr Peter Chele, acting Parish priest. “This is the way forward for the children,” Fr Chele…

New SPREP Office opens in Suva

SUVA, (FIJIAN GOVT) – Fijian Minister for Foreign Affairs RatuInoke Kubuabola opened the new Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) Office in Suva Tuesday. Fiji has been a valued SPREP member since it’s formation as an independent regional organisation. This office hosts the Pacific Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Climate Change (PEBACC) project which focusses…

Aqorau farwells PNA

Solomon Islander DR TRANSFORM AQORAU officially leaves Parties to the Nauru Agreement (PNA) this Sunday where he was chief executive officer (CEO) for the last five years. Below was his farewell statement made at the 11th Annual PNA Ministerial meeting on Kiritimati Island, Kiribati, Tuesday this week: IT is indeed an honour to be making…

What about our roads?

WORK on the Japanese-funded Kukum Highway Road Project is starting soon. The multi-million dollar project will be built by Kitano-WKK JV, a Japanese construction firm. This road project was designed to alleviate the daily traffic congestion, which is now the hallmark of Honiara’s main road. With work to start soon, the public cannot wait to…

Kurukuru’s journey set

The Oceania futsal Kings, the Kurukurus is set to start their journey for Colombia next month. Head Coach Juliano Schmelling confirmed this to the local media yesterday in a press conference. The team will be heading to Australia early next month to play their friendly matches against Australia national futsal team. From Australia they will…

U17 soccer competition

AN under 16 7-a-side soccer tournament is proposed to kick start 8th August 2016 for both boys and girls. In preparation for the competition the Honiara Football Association (HFA) is inviting schools in and around Honiara to register their under 16 school teams to compete in the upcoming HFA 2016 event. HFA in a statement…