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…

Power and authority for development

THANK you for allowing this precious time for us to sit together and to think over some thing important which I would like to share for our people and the nation. The word of God says that we have been created in Christ Jesus to do good works and to bless others. If Solomon Islands…

Auki COM holds parental training

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (COM) in Auki yesterday kicked off its positive parents training. The two-week training is aimed at better educating and equipping couples, parents (most importantly wives), the family and parenting leadership rules required in their respective communities. Speaking to this paper, training facilitators; Mary Fungi and Rose Sau said that this…

Production of Owa New Testament underway

Owa speakers from Santa Ana, Makira province are gathering at the SITAG/BTLP property for the purpose of producing an audio recording of the Owa New Testament. Mr. Renato and Mrs. Rose Lacubay, volunteers serving with Faith Comes by Hearing, are in the country to oversee the recording project.  More than 25 readers are needed for…