ACOM to elect new Archbishop Feb 12

The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) will elect its new Archbishop next month. ACOM General Secretary Dr Abraham Hauriasi said the election will take place on 12 February. This was to replace Archbishop David Vunagi who retired late last year. Hauriasi said the provincial electoral board of the Church will conduct the election. The Archbishop…

Training for women market vendors here

UNITED Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Bank South Pacific (BSP) yesterday started a Training of Trainers (TOT) under the Market for Change (M4C) project. Markets for Change project is a six-year multi-country initiative that aims to ensure marketplaces in rural urban areas if Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory, promoting…

Ministry prepares for women’s day

THE Women’s Division within the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs together with the Honiara City Council are preparing to co-host the International Women’s Day this year. Spokesperson Sarah Buka told the Solomon Star yesterday the annual event will be celebrated on March 8th this year. “We will meet this coming Friday to…

Women thank Chiefs

WOMEN from the Gilbert Camp community, East Honiara say they are grateful and indebted to the good work by the chiefs in maintaining law and order among their fellow residence and urge them to continue with their good work. Resident mother, Anna Kwania said the chief’s achievement in maintaining law and order had made a…

J Boog tour here set

SAMOAN/AMERICAN RNB and Reggae superstar, J Boog is set to tour Solomon Islands next month. Organizers, the Heritage Park Hotel announced the arrival to the excitement of local reggae fans. He will be performing at the Heritage Park Hotel car park on the 17th of February. J  Boog  (born  Jerry  Afemata,  Long  Beach,  California)  is …

Visale gears up for 150th Jubilee

THE Visale Catholic Mission Church in Northwest Guadalcanal has set up a task force committee to lead in preparations for the mission station’s 150th Jubilee this year. Solomon Star’s Northwest Guadalcanal stringer John Toki said the committee met last Saturday to talk about preparation for the event. “They looked at the budget, activities to be…

Body of Pr Solly returned home

THE body of doctoral student, Solly Fa’amoana Tingili, has been returned to his home island of Rennell for burial. A Seventh Day Adventist Church pastor, Pastor Tingili, 50, was doing his final year doctoral studies in theology in the Philippines when he died on January 5 of cancer. His body arrived back Tuesday in Honiara,…