New church president in August

A new president of the Methodist Church in Fiji and Rotuma will be elected in August during the annual church conference (Bose Ko Viti) in Suva. This was confirmed to the Fiji Sun over the weekend by the church general secretary, Reverend Tevita Banivanua. “We will be electing a new president in August during the…

Micro finance course for church members

THE ongoing micro finance expansion project (MEP) will give Papua New Guineans knowledge on how to deal with financial matters and banking institutions. MEP training specialist Andy Philip said a weeklong training for trainers (TOT) recently involved 14 church leaders and members who took up courses on savings and budgeting. The participants included seven women.…

Visale parish prepares for big even

VISALE Parish in northwest Guadalcanal is looking forward to celebrate two big events this year. Solomon Star stringer John Toki said these events were announced during Visale Parish Pastoral council meeting over the weekend. The meeting was held for two days at Visale community high school building. He said an ordinance of a priest will…

Bishop makes first visit to diocese

THE Diocesan Bishop of Guadalcanal the Rt. Rev Nathan Tome made his first episcopal visit to the five districts on the southern part of Guadalcanal last week. This was his first visit to Sughu, Marasa, Kolina, Moli and Marau main land districts since the inauguration of the Diocese of Guadalcanal that was held in June…

Guadalcanal MP assists Mala village

A GUADALCANAL MP has assisted a community in north Malaita to build their church. North Guadalcanal MP Martin Sopaghe donated 30 sheets of roofing irons to Fo’ondo Assemblies of God church early this week. Church rep Rev David Ilikona said their prays have been answered. “We thank Sopaghe for his kindness,” Rev Ilikona said. It’s…

SIWIBA outlines plans

THE Solomon Islands Women in Business Association group have carved out its activities and plans for this year. Last year the association organised a number of events for its members including numerous displays of women’s talents through art works, designs, floral and cooking. This year, they held their first meeting last week for its members.…

Women plan for big day

THE organising committee for this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) is currently planning programmes for the event, which will be held next month. IWD is an annual event marked each on the 8 of March with different themes selected to reflect the event. This year UN Women’s office in Honiara is part of the organising…

Getting it done leadership

Last week we looked at the first of the purpose-oriented characteristics of leadership ‘A leader must be a visionary person.’ The second characteristic of a purpose-oriented leadership is ‘turning vision into action.’ It’s easier to be passionate about the future if we can visualise where we want to go and how we are going to…