PSDI says more women needed in local economy

PACIFIC Private Sector Development Initiative (PSDI) wants to see more women participate in the formal economy in Solomon Islands. This came after women have faced customary barriers to speak in public, participate in committee and political process and find it hard to get loans from banks to start business. Vijaya Nagarajan, gender specialist of Asian…

Marist Society welcomes new member

Marist society of Saint Mary parish Tanahai east of Honiara held a special Eucharistic celebration to welcome one of their members as he made his perpetual profession at Tanahai chapel on Sunday. He is Brother Humphrey Karua from Hunanavo village in the Southern region of Malaita province. He is the third born in the family…

Oz new partnership deal to empower women

The Australian Government has announced a new $2.3 million initiative to help address barriers to women’s participation in the workplace in Solomon Islands. In partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), Australia’s four year program will provide tools and support for businesses to recruit, retain and promote women as employees, business leaders and partners, including…

Hip-hop dance festival today

A HIP-HOP dance festival is set to go down Friday at the National Art Gallery grounds, Honiara, starting at 12 noon. This festival is a fundraiser for the winning Solomon Islands hip-hop dance crews who will be representing the country in this year’s World Supremacy Battlegrounds in Sydney Australia, from September 9th-11th. The three winning…

Church to elect new superintendent

The South Sea Evangelical Church (SSEC) Northern region leaders in Malaita will meet this Thursday at Subobono village in Ata’a to elect their new Superintendent. This was confirmed by the Ata’a SSEC Association assistant senior pastor Paul Saeni Sade on Tuesday. Mr. Sade said the four days conference will attract SSEC leaders from Kwara’e, Fataleka,…

FMA Sisters visit Fox Bay-Tangarare

The Salesian Sisters responded to the request by the Fox Bay Catholic Community in West Guadalcanal to share with the community their mission work here in the Solomon Islands. The sisters took up the challenge to bring the most needed information about their mission work and their charism in the Catholic Church. On Thursday 14th…

Guadalcanal council of women to launch plan

THE Guadalcanal council of women will launch its four years strategic plan September this year. The group’s president Greenta Tome confirmed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. “The four years strategic plan will mainly focus on issues that will improve the lives of the women in this province as long as we implemented them,” Mrs…