Posts Tagged ‘Solomon Islands’

Reconciliation overcoming tension in the Solomon Islands Comments 0

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

Santa Cruz people still need help after earthquake Comments 0

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

More than 6400 people on Santa Cruz Islands 500km east of Honiara are coming to terms with devastation caused by the double disaster of an earthquake and tsunami on February 6. An earthquake with a magnitude of 8.0 occurred 33km southwest of the Santa Cruz Islands at an ocean depth of 28.7km, generating tsunami waves Read more

Modern Solomon Island Martyrs honoured in Rome Comments 0

Friday, February 8th, 2013

A book about  7 modern Melanesian martyrs and the legacy of reconciliation they left behind in the  Pacific islands, by Monica Attias, a member of Rome’s Catholic St Egidio community, was launched last Friday. As part of the Commission on new Christian martyrs, set up by Pope John Paul II, Monica has been studying the ecumenical Read more

Solomon Island religious country music band launches album Comments 0

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

Bible helps against Solomon Islands’ domestic violence Comments 0

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

The Bible is helping in the fight against domestic violence in the Solomon Islands, according to a recent report prepared by Sean Dorney, Pacific correspondent of ABC News Australia. World Vision and the local Anglican Church, the Church of Melanesia, are working to get to grips with the issue of domestic violence in the Solomon Read more

Fr John Lamani “Father” of Pacific journalism: RIP Comments 0

Friday, September 14th, 2012

Hundreds of people have poured into the Anglican Cathedral in Honiara, Solomon Islands, to pay tribute to the father of Pacific journalism, Anglican Priest and media pioneer Father John Lamani who died unexpectedly on Monday in Honiara. Lamani was of one of the region’s most successful indigenous media owners and a life member of the Pacific Islands Read more

Volunteer Missionary dies in Solomons boat tragedy Comments 0

Friday, August 3rd, 2012

A Filipino lay missionary Ryan Turallo died in a boat tragedy off the Shortland Islands in the Western province of Solomon Islands. Turallo worked as Student Affairs Coordinator at St. John Bosco Senior Technical School in Nila of the Shortland Islands. A boat carrying 10 people left Gizo for Nila in the Shortland Islands last Read more

Deacon ordained at Manurewa Comments 0

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

Pope urges PNG and SI Bishops apply the Gospel to local customs Comments 0

Friday, June 15th, 2012

Pope Benedict has urged the Bishops from Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to apply the Gospel to local customs as they carry out their task of evangelisation building on positive elements already present and to purifying others when necessary. He said this in his address to the Bishops the Bishops ,who are in Rome for Read more

12 young North Malaitans have become Muslims Comments 0

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

The Muslim religion has been established in the south and east of Malaita for some time. Now 12 young people in North Malaita have become Muslims. John Kiri, National broadcaster SIBC correspondent in North Malaita said 12 young people from the Bita’ama area had converted. The group told Kiri that being a Muslim means to Read more