Tanasali marks church day

Tanasali community on West Guadalcanal over the weekend marked an important day of the Catholic Church calendar. The St Joseph of Workers day marking coincides together with the successful achievement of children who were able to receive sacraments of baptism and Holy Communion for the first time. Parish Priest, Fr John Galvin marked the day…

Gela celebrates New Testament bible

In 1923, Gela speakers were among the first in the Solomon Islands to receive a New Testament in their own language. Today, Gela speakers will gather in Sale Sapa Village to celebrate the arrival of a new edition of the Gela New Testament. Since 2001, a team of dedicated translators have worked tirelessly to translate…

Youth leaders undergo training

Youth leaders and Sunday school teachers of Keava region in the Anglican Diocese of Malaita ended five-day training at Auki, Friday. The training was designed to equip participants to be effective in their leadership roles. Keava regional youth coordinator Alice Teioli said many social problems happening in the community today are caused by youths. “This…

Auki school forms Scripture Union

A Scripture Union group was formed at Auki Community High School in Malaita. Staff and students formed the group. School chaplain Clyde Afia said the group was formed with the aim of developing the spiritual growth of the students. Afia said with the many challenges and influences students face, it would be good to ground…

A leaf hut of clothes

How a mother earns her income Inside a small hut on the eastern end of Lungga bridge, Winnifred Nanau and her daughter Emma neatly displayed sewn and used clothes for sale. This little clothing shop may look insignificant but to Winnifred, this is her family’s bread and butter. Winnifred, who comes from Malaita, is one…

TIA DROPS, KUZZENS our reps for WSB

SOLOMON Islands will be represented at the World Supremacy Battlegrounds (WSB) by two dance crews, and not one as previously announced, thanks to the WSB organizers. This was revealed to the Solomon Star by Simon Chottu, the Director of Hailie’s entertainment one of the hosts of the recent Battlegrounds Solomon Islands (BGSI). Both crews were…

BGSI sponsors, judges lauded

THE organizers of the BattleGrounds Solomon Islands (BGSI) 2016 dance competition has thanked the major sponsors and the judges for their contributions towards the smooth running of the tournament which ended over the weekend. BGSI kicked off on Friday 25th March and ended successfully on Sunday 27th March, at the Heritage Park hotel. KUZZENS free…

Christians observe Holy week

THE country is now in Holy week as Christians prepare for the Easter celebration this weekend. North West Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki said churches all over the island of Guadalcanal are continuing to pray throughout this Holy week, as the Easter weekend is approaching. He said many communities in the North Western region…