SIWIBA members attend leadership training

Founder of Women International, Marga Fripp conducted an inspiring workshop on leadership for members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) at the YWCA conference room yesterday. Her visit to Honiara inspired many women who attended her sessions that started over the weekend and SIWIBA was privileged to have Ms. Fripp to talk…

New parish priest for Fau’ala

Anglican Diocese of Malaita has inducted a new parish priest for the newly Fau’ala parish in Central Kwara’ae, Malaita province. Fr.Edmond Gauakalo is now the new parish Priest. Hundreds of people, including priest within Keava region and some members of the Melanesian brotherhood from the Church of Melanesia witnessed the induction program. Theme of the…

Diocese of Malaita launches newsletter

The Anglican Diocese of Malaita on Monday launched its first quarterly newsletter in Auki for its Anglican members and the public. The newsletter is called ‘Diocese of Malaita Quarterly Newsletter’. Diocesan Mission Secretary Lesly Filomea said, the purpose of the newsletter is to encourage the members, to be informed about the activities, programs and the…

Women gears up for expo

A SPECIAL sub-committee for Women’s Innovation Expo (WIE) have met on Tuesday to finalize activities, program and checklist for the first ever women Expo. WIE is set for 23 – 27 March 2015 at the Art Gallery Ground organized by Honiara Council of Women (HCW). During the meeting, the organizing team thoroughly went through the…

Ending violence against women here

REPRESENTATIVES from the national government, UN agencies and civil society organisations gathered in Honiara yesterday to celebrate the official launch of the first phase of the UN-Solomon Islands Government Joint Programme on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls (Joint Programme). The programme looks to leverage the combined strengths of United Nations agencies and the Government…

YWCA to hold AGM

THE YWCA of Solomon Islands’ Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Thursday 26th of March . This will take place  at its conference room at Town Ground, Honiara, starting at 1.00pm YWCASI General Secretary Jenta Manu said: “This year’s AGM is a special occasion for the organization because we will be launching our…

Women with special needs must be recognised: Tana

WOMEN and girls living with disability face a double burden according to the Minister for Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs. Speaking during the International Women’s Day celebration on Tuesday, Jimson Tana said those people are not only regarded as passive victims but by their very nature and form. The theme of this year’s International…

Like honey from the rock…

A HONEY-BEE keeping training was successfully organised last week at Vavanga community on the west coast of Kolombangara, Western province. The training was made possible under a partnership between the Gizo-based Natural Resources Development Foundation (NRDF) and Kolombangara Island Biodiversity Conservation Association (KIBCA). This workshop was the first step in rolling out KIBCA’s Sustainable Livelihood…

Priest visit Northwest Guadalcanal communities

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