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…

Australia supports study to tackle gender norms

Women face serious risks in pursuing income because of restrictive gender norms, according to a report released today by Oxfam and the Australian Government initiative Strongim Bisnis. The ‘Community perceptions of gender norms and economic opportunity in Solomon Islands’ report, funded by Oxfam and the Australian Government,identified several major barriers for women such as unpaid…

Dorcas members congratulate new Minister

MEMBERS of the Honiara District (HONDIS) Dorcas Federation have congratulated the newly appointed Minister of Women, Youth and Children Affairs Lanelle Tanangada. Mrs Tanangada was sworn-in as the new Minister last week to look after the Ministry for the next two months. The post became vacant after the ousting for former Minister Freda Tuki after…