Stars of the future to shine brighter

Islands Business: Young people, particularly children, young women and people living with disabilities, have traditionally been marginalised in development processes and hurt by systemic and structural discrimination and inaction. This, according to Rebecca Solomon, needs to change. Solomon, a young woman from Vanuatu, is an active member of the Vanuatu National Youth Council, the Pacific…

Peace training ends on Mala

A THREE-DAY peace building and trauma healing workshop, hosted by the Anglican Church in Auki Keava region, ended successfully yesterday. The workshop, which started on Tuesday, attracted about 40 youths from different churches around Auki township. Leslie Filiomea, Malaita diocese reconciliation and peace coordinator, said this was the second region to hold this kinds of…

Local youths raise funds for Vanuatu church

YOUTHS from Varamatta Seventh Day Adventist Church in Honiara last week helped raise 50,000 vatu ($3,750) for the extension of a Church on Pele Island in Vanuatu. The youths who travelled to Vanuatu after Christmas to attend Vanuatu’s National Youth Congress early this year, organised a praise and give concert at which the Varamatta youth,…

Soul Seekers have concert filmed live

LOCAL gospel boy-band, Soul Seekers, has had its final concert in Port Vila, Vanuatu filmed, produced live and soon to be released. The group, which left for Vanuatu a little after Christmas, have over the past two weeks involved in witnessing through music throughout Port Vila and also have had the opportunity to travel to…

Gospel monument erected

A MONUMENT to mark the arrival of gospel by Catholic missionaries in Langalanga lagoon of Malaita some 100 years ago was erected on Foudoru. The people of the village and surrounding communities celebrated the centenary last year. The Solomon Star on Tuesday travelled through the Langalanga lagoon and came across the monument on the small…

Govt donates to St Paul Sulufou

Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga yesterday delivered a government donation of $20,000 to St. Paul’s Sulufou Church, North East Malaita. The donation was intended to assist the Anglican community on Sulufou to celebrate the opening of their newly built Church, which was consecrated on December 28th 2013. The Deputy Prime Minister was invited to the…

Shaggy heading here

International artist SHAGGY is heading here next month, much to the excitement of his local fans. The Heritage Park Hotel has officially announced on Friday, that  they were bringing in the Jamaican-American reggae-pop and rapper singer to Honiara. Shaggy, whose real name was Orville Richard Burrell, was born on 22 October 1968. He was better…