STAFF and students at Navele Junior Secondary School situated in Santo, Vanuatu were shocked to see a boy’s dormitory turned into ashes within less than an hour.
The dormitory constructed with local materials was on fire when all students were on their normal night study schedule at around 7PM on the 26th of May 2014. The classrooms were located few meters away from the dormitories.
THE Anglican Church of Melanesia held a successful three-day working conference for its partner agencies in Honiara between 5 – 7 June. Over 50 delegates attended, drawn equally from the different parts of the Anglican Church’s organisation in Solomons and Vanuatu and from representatives of overseas Mission Agencies and a number of the NGOs based in Honiara.
Churches in the Solomon Islands have agreed to actively support the political independence struggle of the people in West Papua.
“We in the Solomon Islands have heard the cries of the peoples of West Papua and we commit to advocating their inherent right to gainful political self-determination and true freedom”, said Rev. Fr. Peter Houhou, of the Archdiocese of Honiara.
Rethinking the ‘political freedoms’ inherited since independence in order to independently ‘self – determine’ is the direction the Solomon Islands will need to head to.
CHURCHES in the Solomon Islands have committed to playing an active part in mitigating the root causes of corruption.
Church leaders attending a three-day conference on Rethinking the Household of God in the Solomon Islands discussed some of the corrupt practices that were negatively impacting on the ability of their country to progress and develop in a ‘just’ and meaningful manner, which hinders any normal government’s delivery of its welfare responsibilities.
Participating Churches to a three day Church Consultation at the Melanesia Haus, Saint Barnabas Cathedral are urged to enter into a rethinking and renewal process that includes, Christian renewal and ecumenical renewal not only in the Solomon Islands, but to our neighboring brothers and sisters in countries like West Papuan and New Caledonia who are striving for freedom.
CHURCH leaders, women leaders and youth leaders of Solomon Islands Christian Association (SICA) and Solomon Islands Full Gospel Association (SIFGA) that includes the member churches of the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) opened their consultations on Monday the 2nd of June.
ANGLICAN owned Rural Training Center – Kolaero, in Hograno district in the Diocese of Ysabel (DOY) is now fully light up with solar.
Following its year planned activities, ACoM Solar Project Officer Mr. Holland Sikou installed 400 watts Solar system with 2,400 watts Inverter for the school’s classrooms and administration department and three (3) other thirty (30) watts for three (3) dormitories.