New church opens on Vella

THE MONTH of December was a time of Christmas celebration to mark the birth of our saviour Jesus Christ in the Christian calendar. Thursday 19th December 2013 marked a historic event at Sibilado village in north Vella La Vella, Western Province. A new 500-seat church building was dedicated and officially opened. The opening service was…

Julian Marley rocks Honiara

REGGAE sensation Julian Marley rocked Honiara in a stunning two-hour show at Panatina yesterday. From the popular tone of his late father Bob Marley; Julian was no exception to spreading the word of peace, unity and harmony. He sang hit songs from his three albums ‘Lion in the Morning’, ‘A Time and Place’ and ‘Awake’…

Temotu to build craft market for its women

TEMOTU Province is planning to build a women’s centre or craft market to help its women sell their products and earn an income. The province’s Chief Planning Officer Bruno Forau said this during a visit by the media team to project sites funded by Provincial Governance Strengthening Program (PGSP) last month. “We are planning to…

The Bible, Our Authority

In my last week’s article we looked at the essence of hope. Today, let’s explore the question, ‘What is your final authority in life? The excitements and celebrations of Christmas and New Year are over and soon we will settle down to the realities of life in 2014. When you come face to face with…

Soul Seekers touch Port Vila crowds

Popular local gospel band the ‘Soul Seekers’ during the festive week engaged themselves in witnessing to God’s people in Port Vila, Vanuatu. They were invited to participate in the Vanuatu Mission’s Youth Congress held over the Christmas and New Year period. The group which is part of the Varamatta Adventist Youth Society of the Seventh…

Catholic children receive confirmation

THIRTY-FIVE children of the Catholic Church at Louna, Russell Islands, received their first holy communion on New Year’s day. This was during a tour by the Auxiliary Bishop of Honiara John Doninoel to the Russell Islands. The newly confirmed children came from the communities around Louna. Solomon Star’s Guadalcanal stringer John Toki said the bishop…

Women engaged in road work

THE Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) is currently rehabilitating the existing St Martin feeder road, Central Guadalcanal over a distance of 8.5 km. Capital Construction is the contractor engaged by the Ministry to undertake the rehabilitation works. The contractor employed 11 local workers of which five are women and six men, including two Works Supervisors…