SPC: 'Freight rates are lower, the frequency of services to our countries is increasing and there is evidence that our people are happier with shipping services,’ says the Chair of the Central Pacific Shipping Commission, Thomas Heine, Marshall Islands Minister for Transportation and Communication, at the opening of the CPSC annual meeting held in the Suva office of the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) last week (21–23 October).
The Women Friendly Spaces (WFS) program set up by World Vision Solomon Islands (WVSI) following the April 3 floods is providing an opportunity for elder women in Guadalcanal Plains to transfer indigenous skills and knowledge to younger women and is a place where new friendships are formed.
Operation Kurukuru ends
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: The U.S. Embassy is encouraging people in Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu to nominate exceptional women for U.S. Secretary of State’s International Woman of Courage Award. This award honors women who are making history in their countries and communities. The U.S. Embassy encourages nominations of awesome women who have worked to better their societies, fight discrimination or strife, resolve conflicts, as well as those who have taken risks to run for office or break down barriers in order to promote positive change.