Vanuatu women part of weeklong expo here

A THREE member group from the Port Vila Community Handicraft Association of Vanuatu are currently in Honiara showcasing their products at the Women’s Expo, at the National Art Gallery grounds. The group is being led by the associations President, Ms Martha Malosu. The intention of their visit is according to their own scheduled plan, and…

Church farewells Isabel bishop

MORE than one thousand church members in and around Jejevo parish in the Diocese of Isabel (DOY) witnessed and took part in litugicalo service marking the official retirement of their Diocesan Bishop, the Right Rev. Richard Naramana on Sunday the 20th September 2015. Bishop Richard 65 served as the Diocesan Bishop for 11 years. His…

SIWIBA supports limited rearmament

The decision by the Government to consider the limited rearmament of the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIPF) has been acknowledged by members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA). This followed a briefing on the staged limited rearmament of the RSIPF project by a team representing the Ministry of Police, National Security and…

New church dedicated in Makira

A NEWLY completed church building at Kaokaoragana village, Central Makira, was officially dedicated and opened last Sunday. Dedicated as Holy Cross church, it is an Anglican church, with initial construction work  started  way  back  in  2008  under a special scheme by former Member of Parliament for Central Makira Constituency. Under the scheme, a special arrangement…

More women to attend MSG trade show

 A good number of women who are members of the Solomon Islands Artist Association (SIAA) have been confirmed to attend the upcoming Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) countries tradeshow and fair day in New Caledonia on November. Association President Barney Rooney told the Solomon Star in an interview this week that half of the delegation are…

Gender violence victims to share stories

Vois Blo Mere Solomon (VBMS) community based members will be conducting a safe, effective and ethical interview with survivors of sexual and gender- based violence in three provinces. The interviews will be conducted in Malaita, Western and Guadalcanal provinces as part of its campaign on gender violence. The program was described as an initiative that…

Trauma healing training ends

A trauma healing training ended at Holy Cross Cathedral Parish on the 10th September 2015, organised by the Holy Cross Cathedral Parish Pastoral Council Education Committee Chair, Francis F. Lidimani.  This was a second time of such organised programmed taken place at Holy Cross. The first was the food safety and Hygiene training, facilitated by…