SIWIBA to host Meres Market next week

After months of training the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SWIBA) will host its Meres Market on the 29th, 30 and 31st of October next week at the National Art Gallery grounds . The highlight of the market will be the official handover of funding from the Department of Australia foreign affairs and external…

Rufoki’s dual celebration

Communities from zones 5 & 6 of Dala parish had dual celebrations during the past weekend to mark the feast day of St. Luke the patron of Rufoki church in West Fataleka and at the same time to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Catholic Diocese of Auki. The Diocese of Auki was founded in…

Straps recycled into bags

A group of Solomon women are collecting strapping and wrappings to turn them to good use. In our modern world the wrappings and materials used to protect imported goods is quickly discarded and often becomes a source of littler. This material although widely considered waste is strong, waterproof and durable, features that are positive when…

Catholic teachers end training

“As we gather here on this Mission Sunday, it reminds us that we are sent out to proclaim the Good News.  We must be courageous to be doers..” Fr. Joseph Thanh sdb in his sermon at the closing Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church, Tetere. On Sunday the Catholic Teachers Sodality gathered at Don…

EM choir launches first DVD

Well-known gospel group EM Choir launched their first DVD album at Malaita provincial capital Auki, Friday. The ceremony attracted a large crowd, who came to watch and listen to inspiration gospel songs from the group. Hailed from west Baelelea in north Malaita, EM Choir made a name for themselves after putting on several concerts in…

Teku goes Rapid

Joining the highly trained team is a rewarding experience Who says women cannot join the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) highly-trained Rapid Response Team (RRT)? If you are, think again! Because Gorethy Teku has proven you wrong. After just seven years with the force, Teku, of Malaita and Makira parentage, is now a member…

Villagers renovate church

Members of the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) at Bina, west Kwaio, Malaita, have begun renovating church building. The church was built in the early 1950s and has run down over the years. Church chairman Silvanus Ramo said wear and tear, as well as white ants, have had their share of the building, resulting in…

Susulangi Church dedication

The little known community of Susulangi, in West Kwara’ae had its new church building blessed and dedicated on Sunday 5th October 2014. Fr. Vaioleti Tuione, Priest of Dala Parish, accompanied by a media officer of the Catholic Diocese of Auki, visited the community last week for the inauguration of the Church building there. Surrounding settlements…