Posts Tagged ‘Malaita’

Hands across the water join Auki and England

Monday, August 27th, 2018
new church

Staff at a British Catholic charity were baffled when a handwritten letter arrived from a remote parish in the South Pacific Solomon Islands seeking help to build a new church. With no internet access, how could the parish priest have got their address in Cirencester, an English country town? And how could he know his Read more

Solomons parish gets first permanent church building

Friday, October 21st, 2016

A parish in the Solomon Islands is to get its first permanent church building thanks to the generosity of British Catholics. Since its foundation in 1950, St Mark’s parish in the village of Fote, on Malaita has worshipped in a hut made of wood and palm leaves. But in a hand-written appeal to the charity Read more

Reconciliation overcoming tension in the Solomon Islands

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

In Honiara, where much of the fighting occurred during the “Tensions” which brought the Solomon Islands to political and economic collapse a decade ago, people now go about their daily lives with freedom and security. As the country enters a new phase with the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI) withdrawing military personnel Read more

Solomon Island religious country music band launches album

Friday, December 7th, 2012

A band from the highlands region of Central Kwara’ae in Malaita Province, Solomon Islands, calling themselves the “Crystal River Band”,  is launching its first ever DVD on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 December 2012 in Auki, Malaita Province, and on 15 December in Honiara. Most of the songs featured on the DVD are original compositions Read more

Ex missionary’s family provides scholarships for girls in Malaita

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

An English woman, Pat McEvoy, the wife of a former missionary in the Solomom Islands, and her four daughters have set up scholarships to assist girls from Malaita Solomon Islands to attend secondary school. Pat is going to the Solomon Islands to put into place the John McEvoy Scholarship for Girls with money she and her daughters have raised in England. It Read more

Deacon ordained at Manurewa

Friday, July 20th, 2012

Samuel Maetara was ordained deacon at St Anne’s parish in Manurewa on Sunday 15 July. It is hoped that he will be ordained to the priesthood in December in the Solomon Islands. Deacon Samuel Maetara, 33, is from Malaita Province in the Southern region of the Solomon Islands. He says that he feels called to serve Read more

Solomons PM offers Apology

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Danny Philip has offered a national apology to the premier and people of Malaita province for the hurt and hate imposed against Malaitans over the years. In his keynote address during celebrations to mark the province’s 2nd Appointed Day, Philip highlighted the significant contribution of Malaitans toward nation-building since the colonial Read more

Malaita Eagle Force members before Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

A group of former members of the militants Malaita Eagle Force have been given the opportunity to appear before Solomon Islands Truth and Reconciliation Commission. It was the first time Malaitans have been able to appear before the Commission set up to investigate the causes of the ethnic violence that gripped Solomon Islands between 1997 and Read more