Aruligo, San Isidro parish celebrates holy mass

MORE than 400 people from communities between Doma to Takaboru communities on Sunday celebrated holy mass at San Isidro parish in Aruligo, North West Guadalcanal. Visale parish priest Father Peter Houhou during celebration gave sacrament of communion to 9 children from these communities.  Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki said people who attended the…

Pentecost Sunday

This weekend, we have an important day in our Christian calendar to celebrate; I decided to leave the subject introduced last week to focus on Pentecost. When it comes to church holidays, Christmas and Easter get all the attention, but what about Pentecost? Pentecost is the day that the Christian church was born. On that…

Pregnant women should take more care

Women are more dangerous behind the wheel when they’re pregnant, according to new research. A study of more than half a million pregnant women found that factors such as nausea, fatigue, insomnia and distraction could increase the risk of a crash. One in 50 women will crash during pregnancy. Over the three years before pregnancy,…

Helen beats disability to achieve her dream

At the age of seven, Helen Teioli lost her left leg in a tragic car crash in Honiara that left her in a very difficult situation. With her left leg gone, she was introduced to prosthesis (false) leg as a replacement. “Trying to get myself to use prosthesis leg was very difficult,” Helen recalled.“I was…

Choiseul villagers celebrate their faith

PAQOE village on Choiseul celebrated the 100 years centenary of the arrival of the United Church in their community, recently. The gospel was brought to the area on 12 May 1914. The week-long celebration was organised under the theme ‘Celebrating the Amazing Love of God’. United Church Moderator Wilfred Kurepitu, who was the guest of…

Bahai community celebrates

The anniversary of the ascension of Baha’u’llah is celebrated today – 29 May 2014. A statement from local Bahai community said it is a special time for the Solomon Islands Baha’i community to meet, through prayer and meditation in the spiritual realm, with the Source of their light and guidance, to seek to obtain a…

DMP in Fiji to appeal for help

SOLOMON Island band Doorman Project (DMP) is in the country to perform a show to raise funds for flood victims in the Solomon Islands. The DMP band consists of six artists that have toured Australia and Papua New Guinea and this is their first tour in Fiji. USP Solomon Island Student Association president Roylex Sitana…

Training enters 4th day

Rural women who attended the transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence enters their fourth day of training at the Mendana Hotel. The five days training which was funded and facilitated by the staffs of UNDP and Lulukim Sustainable Solomon Islands (ISSI) will end tomorrow. The purpose of the training is to equip and…

Dangers of fistula

ABOUT 300,000 women die every year from pregnancy and childbirth-related complications. Around the world, 5 per cent of pregnant women will face an obstructed labour, where the baby is stuck and cannot fit through the pelvic cavity. In Australia when this happens, a caesarean section is performed, and the mother and the baby survive. In…