Women-headed households here face hardships

HOUSEHOLDS in Solomon Islands and Kiribati which are being headed by women are more likely to face hardship. This was revealed by a report entitled; “Hardship and Vulnerability in the Pacific Island Countries.” The report was jointly launched early this week at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji by the World Bank. It…

Women’s success story

THE Correctional Service Solomon islands (CSSI) Women’s Network is a success story for women officers within the organisation. CSSI inspector Leah Alufo’oa said this has led to substantial improvements and has grown in strength since its inception and has become an effective voice in expressing women officers’ needs and issues in CSSI. She highlighted this…

NCRA reign

Dear Editor – Firstly, I would like to quote some famous important saying and statements:   No man is an island, and no one is indispensable Everyone wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. It’s human to want the reward, but not so human to meet the prerequisite requirement. We have the…

Pride turned sour and shameful

Dear Editor – When all required formalities regarding the construction of the Papua New Guinea Chancery in Honiara were completed, everyone was on high tune and forward looking to its impletion and subsequently, its official opening. It did not happen as expected but woes and anxieties filled the place of the short-lived jubilation. The building…

Solomon Islands today

Dear Editor – Since RAMSI arrived in the Solomon Islands in 2003, life for the majority of ordinary Solomon islanders hasn’t improved. From the infrastructure side of things, the feeder roads in Honiara have gone from bad to worse. Many of these were tar sealed in 1978 at independence, 35 years ago. Please note that…

Visale Parishioners mark start of Lent

VISALE Catholic parish celebrated a mass last Wednesday as they marked the beginning of the Lenten season. Northwest Guadalcanal Solomon Star stringer John Toki said the Parish priest Fr Peter Houhou officiated in the event. More than eight hundred people joined in the mass. “All catholic and protestant churches in the world also marked the…

Host thanks all delegates

The Northern Regional Superintended of the South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) Stephen Ausuta who hosted  the  50th Golden jubilee celebration in Ambu has acknowledged everyone who participant. During the closing ceremony early on Monday, Mr Ausuta thanked all those who turned up for the event. He believes that all those who attended the event have…

ANZ Gizo marks women’s day

To mark International Women’s Day, the staff members  from ANZ Bank Gizo Branch visited Gizo Hospital to present small gifts, flowers, fruits and ‘get well posters’ to female patients and female hospital staffs. The ANZ staff members along with their children spared their time over the weekend and took this initiative to visit female patients…

More women participation good for Pacific: Sheppard

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) director general David Sheppard says more oportunities for women is good for SPREP. In his message during the International Women’s Day which was celebrated worldwide during the weekend (Saturday), Mr Sheppard said sustainable development in the Pacific will not be achieved unless women are fully involved. “Today…

Easter peace dart set

Easter weekend has always being earmarked by the Zomo sports and social club to gather at a venue to participate in the darts game. Western Region Zomo Sports and social club branches from Noro, Munda, Taro, Hyper and Gizo will be participating in this year’s Easter darts tournament where Gizo Zomo club branch will be…