Church organises health forum

A FIVE-DAY community health development forum aimed at addressing health development plans of the South Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) and it members is being held this week. It started Monday at Kobito, east Honiara, and will conclude today. About 20 church coordinators from the SSEC churches in Honiara, Guadalcanal and Western region took part in…

Aligegeo thanks Caritas

ALIGEGEO Provincial Secondary School in Malaita has thanked Caritas for the provision of water tanks for students’ use. Caritas is the relief and development agency of the Catholic church. School principal Robert Lafisi said the donation came at a right time. He said the school has been without water since October last year. “Teachers and…

Church leaders told to commit to work

Newly elected leaders of the United Church Assembly were reminded to commit to their working relationship with the church. The leaders were elected during the church’s annual synod that ended at Koleasi village in northeast Guadalcanal, Thursday. Guadalcanal United Church superintendent Rev Philip Kaegasi made the reminder in his remarks. Kaegasi said it’s important for…

Church ends leaders’ summit

A week-long gathering for United Church leaders at Koleasi village in east Guadalcanal, ended last Thursday. The annual event was held to discuss issues within the church and to look at reports of activities and programmes conducted in each region. Superintendent Minister of Guadalcanal region Rev Philip Kaegasi said the meeting enable them to come…

Mothers Union new president announced

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia’s Provincial Mothers Union General Council last Friday elected Mary Vunagi as its new provincial president at its 13th Provincial General Conference. Mrs Vunagi, the wife of Anglican Archbishop Most Right Reverend David Vunagi, replaces Edith Koete. The vice president is Gwen Koke. The election of new office bearers took place…

Why can’t women win? Impediments to female electoral success in Solomon Islands

IN a newly published book and discussion paper at the Australian National University, Writer Terence Wood talked about why women always fail in elections in the Solomon Islands. The paper discusses impediments to female candidate success in national elections in the Solomon Islands. The paper stated that increased female representation in parliaments is desirable both…