Young leaders leave for Myanmar

TWO members of the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) in Honiara will leave for Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday. Clarine Toki and Betty Sam will be in Myanmar for a week, attending an Asia-Pacific regional training for young women leaders. “Young Women Lead Change” was the theme of the training. Ms Toki said they are happy to…

Kilusakwalo set to host youth convention

Kilusakwalo community in Auki Malaita is expected to be alive next week when the it hosted the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) national youth convention. Participants are expected to arrive this week. The convention will be held from Sunday 26th June to to Sunday 3rd July. Participants from all over the country are expected to…

Women happy with Fathers ministry training

WOMEN of Susu village in east-central Guadalcanal say they are happy with the training conducted for fathers and husbands over the weekend. The women told Solomon Star’s Northwest Guadalcanal stringer John Toki that they believe their husbands will never be the same after again after undergoing the training. “Some of our fathers know little about…

Native Stoneage live performance

ONE of the country’s famous reggae bands, Native Stoneage is still alive after being together for 16 years. The Malaita based band, originally from East Fataleka, will show its solidarity when they stage two live performances this Saturday and Sunday at the Art Gallery. Acting manager of the band, Allen Siau said the two shows…

Dr Pollard: Nation cannot progress without women

The nation cannot progress in terms of economic growth and development if women continue to be left out from the government polices, Dr. Alice Pollard stressed this during the 40th Anniversary celebration of Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) on Tuesday. Presenting her remarks among the speakers of the event Dr. Pollard said women are…

New Catholic Archbishop of Honiara

A new Archbishop for the Catholic Church of Solomon Islands was been announced by His Holiness, Pope Francis in Rome at lunch yesterday Rome time. He is Bishop Christopher Cardone OP, (Dominican Friars Order) is the new Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Honiara, succeeding Archbishop Adrian Thomas Smith SM, who has been the Archbishop for…

Temotu elects new bishop

THE Diocese of Temotu Electoral Board of the Anglican Church of Melanesia yesterday elected the Reverend Leonard Dawea as the fifth bishop for the Diocese of Temotu. The meeting, which was preceded by a retreat, was held at Tabalia, the headquarters of the Melanesian Brotherhood, West of Honiara. Reverend Dawea, 44, succeeded the Most Reverend…

Zion fest show this weekend

THE Kingdom Harvest Church at Henderson in east Honiara will host its final Zion Fest this coming Saturday. Pastor Ellison Bako told the Solomon Star yesterday saying this should be the last show preparing the winners to compete in the big singing competition in 2nd July. “Everybody is welcome to attend this singing programme on…