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…

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,…

Catechists applauded

WORKING with people is very interesting but challenging, but with togetherness and God on our side we shall overcome those challenges very easily. This was highlighted by the Head catechist William Tomeuka of Roman Catholic in northwest Guadalcanal during the New Year celebration. Mr Tomeuka was looking after 26 Catholic catechists in 13 communities in…