Visale parish prepares for silver jubilee

THE Visale Catholic mother church will be celebrating its 50th silver Jubilee next month. According to Solomon Star northwest Guadalcanal stringer John Toki, the programme will start on June 3rd and finishes 5th. “Preparation for the programme is underway and hopefully things will get ready in the next few days before the event takes place,”…

AOG superintendent visits South Korea

SOLOMON Islands Christians need to strengthen their prayer lives and make strong commitment to God every day. Assemblies of God (AOG) Solomon Islands superintendent, Reverend John Subu highlighted this after he returned from Asia Pacific AOG Fellowship in Seoul, Korea from May 10-11 2016. He was joined by other superintendents from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand,…

Women equip with new knowledge

LAST week two of our young women advocates were part of an international conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 16-19 May. Here young advocate Natasha Eddie shares her experience about the conference. A year ago while Natasha was in University of the South pacific in Fiji studying law and journalism, she found out about this link…

Malaitans rise to support province

THERE was a call by the Premier of Malaita to all Malaitans a week ago through the National Malaita Forum on Facebook to come forth support and initiative to build a Malaita Provincial Assembly Chamber in Auki. The chamber symbolises Malaita unity for all the 5 regions in Malaita, through their elected provincial representatives, said…

Sikua on Giant African snail control

Member of Parliament (MP) for North East Guadalcanal Dr Derek Sikua has cautioned parliament over the increasing population of Giant African Snail along the Guadalcanal plains. Speaking in parliament on Monday the Leader of the Independent Group warned the house that government must seriously do something to contain the rapid spread of this unwanted pests,…

Airbus back in service

Solomon Airlines operated Airbus has resumed its normal services as of this week. The airbus had been undergoing maintenance work in Philippine for the past weeks since April as part of the airline’s routine maintenance routine in compliance with airlines safety. In its absence Solomon Airlines partner Qantas has been serving the Brisbane-Honiara route through…

Electronic passports set to be used here

FOUR senior Immigration Division officials have successfully completed a four-day training programme on electronic passports and border control and management systems in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, last week as the Government moves to introduce e-Passports later this year. A statement from the Immigration Division says the four-day training was delivered from 10th to 13th May 2016…

SICCI and SIPA strengthens ties

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) is delighted to welcome the interim CEO of the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA), Mr. Michael Wate. The appointment of Mr Wate is timely given the operations of SIPA directly affect many of SICCI’s member businesses. In a brief meeting held yesterday, the Chairman of SICCI…

Opposition Leader congratulates new Taiwanese president

LEADER of Opposition Honorable Jeremiah Manele has congratulated the Republic of China’s new President Her Excellency Dr Ing-Wen Tsai and Vice President His Excellency Dr Chien-Jen Chen on their election victories. Mr Manele conveyed his congratulations when contributing to the congratulatory motion moved by the Prime Minister in Parliament on Tuesday. In his supporting statement,…

SIPA Reforms visible, MID Minister tells Parliament

The Minister of Infrastructure Development, Jimmy Lusibaea has told Parliament reforms being carried out by the Solomon Islands Ports Authority are visible. He made the remark yesterday in response to a question by the Member of Parliament for Aoke/Langalanga, Matthew Wale who asked for an outline of the reforms being carried out by the Ports…