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Thursday, 26 June 2014 21:59

Students watched as dormitory turned into ashes

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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.