‘Parliament needs more women’

Representations of women in the parliament are often quite hard for many to accept in Solomon Islands parliament. This is the words of a senior female citizen, Mrs Benedeth Taloikwai who is residing at Mbuburu in West Honiara. She told the Sunday Star that only two female members are voted into the 11th parliament after…

Basic fabric dyeing training for women

SOLOMON Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has completed a one-day  basic fabric dyeing training on Friday 8th March 2019 at Mbokona SDA Church Hall. The training was facilitated by Je-ilisia Fabric Arts Services with a total participant of 14. It’s the first training for the year and several others for both formal and informal…

Life inspires me!

For International Women’s Day 2019, get to know some of the women driving change and increasing equality across the Pacific Islands. MILLICENT BARTY is the Chair of the Solomon Islands Young Entrepreneurs Council, as well as a Designer, and the manager of YHER Pacific, an initiative to tackle youth unemployment. She spoke to World Bank…

Regina’s path in film making and Activism

On International Women’s Day 2019, we are sharing stories of women doing inspiring work across the Pacific. Whether in the business world, advocacy, media or countless other sectors, their contributions highlight the transformative power of women in the region. REGINA LEPPING is a Filmmaker, Actor, Activist and Youth Empowerment and Engagement Specialist working for the…

Father Tiqe laid to rest

THOUSANDS of Catholics believer have convened at the Visale Parish, North-West Guadalcanal to farewell Late Father (Fr.) Herman Tiqe, last Wednesday. Late Tiqe from Tambea Community was the first priest to be posted at the Visale Catholic Parish. Families, close relatives, and friends have come from Malaita province, Central Province, Russell Islands, Avu’avu, around Guadalcanal…

Dala North Youth convention ends

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) Diocese of Malaita, Central Region have ended a three days youth convention at Dala North, near Auki on Sunday. Youths from within the Central Region took part in the convention, with the theme “Empowering youths for a better future”. The program commenced last Thursday until Sunday. According to the…

Guadalcanal women praise leaders

ONE of the great achievements for the Guadalcanal Province Women’s Development Division is the approval for the Temporary Special Measures (TSM) to allow women seats in the provincial assembly in the next government. This was confirmed on Tuesday by Guadalcanal Province Women Desk Officer Joy Hellen Alfred. Alfred said her department is looking after women…