More women receive funds from ICCTSI

More women have received funds from a loan scheme introduced by the Indigenous Chamber of Commerce & Trade Solomon Islands (ICCTSI). This was witnessed by the Solomon Star over the weekend in Auki as women groups queued up at office of ICCTSI, to receive funds intended to support their small business activities. A group of…

Empowering women here

Breaking the glass ceiling… one piece of coral at a time   IN the context of Solomon Islands and its trade and export industry, hearing a woman making a path for herself in this largely male-dominated sector is inspiring. Rachel Rahii is a young and vibrant woman who deals mainly in exporting coral to be…

The struggles of an abandoned mother

MOTHERHOOD is one of the most beautiful experiences that a woman can have in her entire life. Equally, it can also be one of the most stressful responsibilities a woman can ever find herself in.  After all, there are so many different things and responsibilities that women have to take care of. They nurture, protect,…

Savosavo Bible translation to start

ABOUT 30 representatives from Catholic and ACOM churches around Savo Island gathered at Kalaka Community School last Sundayto discuss a plan for the start of a Bible translation in the Savosavo language. This was the third meeting held this year on the island to discuss the idea and participants expressed strong support for a Savosavo…

Women urged to maintain foral work

THE Director of the Solomon Islands Association of Vocational Rural Training Centre (SIAVRTC) Billy Mae has urged the Dunde Ama Women Floral group in Western Province to continue with their great initiative in floral business. Currently the women have a nursery shed where all species of flowers are being collected are nurtured and later sold…