Gizo women celebrate in style

Women in Gizo, Western province have celebrated their historic six month old saving club last Friday in the township. With more than 500 members, the serving club has so far managed to save $84,780.14. More than 300 women consisting of seven zones within the community turned up for the celebration which featured speeches and entertainment.…

CTS’ workshop on YOUCAT

More than a hundred participants from the Catholic teachers sodality in the Archdiocese of Honiara together with teachers from different church denominations and non government schools, youth and catechists gathered at the Laura Vicuna Hostel at Henderson (Salesian Sisters) for the one week seminar on the YOUCAT from the 16th-20th June.  The YOUCAT stands for…

Anglican youths prepare for synod

More than 200 Anglican youths from central and west Kwara’ae, Malaita, have begun preparations for the upcoming Anglican Church of Melanesia’s synod next month in Auki. Last week, they took part in a rehearsal parade at Buma village in west Kwara’ae. Secretary of Malaita’s Diocese Philip Akote’e said the gathering is expected to attract a…

PM commends church

The Seventh Day Adventist church has been commended for its contributions to health services, education, and leadership in the country. Prime Minister Gordon Darcly Lilo offered the accolades when opening the church’s centenary celebration at Viru, Western Province, last Tuesday. Lilo said the SDA church’s contribution to nation building over the last 100 years is…

PM: Christianity is a national identity

Christianity is seen as a national identity in our country, prime minister Gordon Darcy Lilo says. He was speaking at the opening of the Seventh Day Adventist church centenary celebration at Viru, Western Province, Tuesday. “In towns and villages many people acknowledge the sovereign hand of God over our nation and acknowledge his plan for…

Viru marks arrival of gospel

UP to 5,000 Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) members are expected to congregate at Viru community in New Georgia, Western Province, this week to celebrate the arrival of the SDA gospel in the country. The week-long celebration was officially opened by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, Tuesday. Members from all the SDA churches around the country…

Groups to stage live dress rehearsal

CULTURAL groups representing Solomon Islands in the upcoming 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in Papua New Guinea will stage an exciting live dress rehearsal tomorrow at the National Museum Grounds. The one day free show will include traditional and contemporary performances (dance and music), a theatre performance by the Stages of Change Theatre…

New rep for Malaita rural women’s group

VERONICA Mamau has been appointed as the new representative for the Malaita rural women’s association (MRWA). The MRWA works closely with the Malaita provincial government’s women’s division in designing and caring out programs which encouraged women empowerment throughout the entire province. Ms Mamau’s appointment came shortly after the recently held basic cooking and management training…

Women completes basic cooking training

SIXTEEN women last week graduated with certificates in basic cooking and business management. This was after they had successfully completed a three day basic cooking and management training organized by the Malaita provincial government for rural based business entrepreneurs. Speaking at the graduation of the sixteen, organizer and Malaita provincial women’s officer, Clara Rikimani called…

SICA supports freedom for West Papua people

CHURCHES in the Solomon Islands have agreed to actively support the struggle for political independence of the people of West Papua. The call comes a week before Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono attends the Pacific Islands Development Forum Summit in Denarau, Fiji.  “We in the Solomon Islands have heard the cries of the people of…