Bishop Quity outlines goals

THE newly consecrated Bishop Ellison Quity for the Diocese of Ysabel on Sunday has outlined his key priorities for the Diocese. One of his priorities for the diocese is to tackle the current financial problem experienced in the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM). “I will try my best that from now on, Ysabel diocese will…

Shop keeping keeps Juanita, 26, going

A shop keeping job is the least many young people would think of end up doing. But in a nation where jobs are scarce and opportunities rare, few would avoid ending up being a shop keeper. Juanita Joewen, 26, of Kilusakwalo village in central Kwara’ae, Malaita, dreamt of getting a better job than standing behind…

ACOM to elect new Archbishop Feb 12

The Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) will elect its new Archbishop next month. ACOM General Secretary Dr Abraham Hauriasi said the election will take place on 12 February. This was to replace Archbishop David Vunagi who retired late last year. Hauriasi said the provincial electoral board of the Church will conduct the election. The Archbishop…

Rufoki needs a community learning center

ONE of the greatest needs of Rufoki communities in west Fataleka, Malaita Province is for a Community Learning Centre. Community women, youth and leaders have identified this after undergoing a one day training organized and facilitated by Casper Fa’asala, advocator for Women in Leadership with Solomon Islands National Council of Women, with the help of…

Training for women market vendors here

UNITED Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Bank South Pacific (BSP) yesterday started a Training of Trainers (TOT) under the Market for Change (M4C) project. Markets for Change project is a six-year multi-country initiative that aims to ensure marketplaces in rural urban areas if Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory, promoting…

Ministry prepares for women’s day

THE Women’s Division within the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs together with the Honiara City Council are preparing to co-host the International Women’s Day this year. Spokesperson Sarah Buka told the Solomon Star yesterday the annual event will be celebrated on March 8th this year. “We will meet this coming Friday to…

Women thank Chiefs

WOMEN from the Gilbert Camp community, East Honiara say they are grateful and indebted to the good work by the chiefs in maintaining law and order among their fellow residence and urge them to continue with their good work. Resident mother, Anna Kwania said the chief’s achievement in maintaining law and order had made a…

J Boog tour here set

SAMOAN/AMERICAN RNB and Reggae superstar, J Boog is set to tour Solomon Islands next month. Organizers, the Heritage Park Hotel announced the arrival to the excitement of local reggae fans. He will be performing at the Heritage Park Hotel car park on the 17th of February. J  Boog  (born  Jerry  Afemata,  Long  Beach,  California)  is …