Youths mark church anniversary

About a thousand youths of the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church from Guadalcanal and Honiara converged at Malamala village, south Guadalcanal to celebrate a youth centenary. The ceremony was held as part of the 100 years celebration of the arrival of the Seventh Day Adventist church on Guadalcanal. A youth leader Jerolie Belabule said the…

Women’s group formed in Gao Bugotu

THE re-elected Member of Parliament for Gao Bugotu constituency, Samuel Manetoali has started to implement some of his plans for the constituency. On Saturday 24th January 2015, he invited some of the women from Gao Bugotu constituency in Isabel, who were based in Honiara, to his residence and held a meeting with them. Mr Manetoali…

Women acknowledge SIWIBA

Members of the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) have acknowledged the association for its support in providing an avenue where they can venture into small business enterprises. This came after the association marked its 10th anniversary this week. A member Grace Rani, from Vella La Vella in Western province who became a member…

SIWIBA 10th anniversary deferred

The proposed Solomon Islands Woman In Business Association (SIWIBA) 10th anniversary celebration scheduled for this week has postponed due to continuous heavy rainfall. SIWIBA president Ms Dalcy Tekulu confirmed that their planned celebration for SIWIBA 10th birthday has been moved to the second week of February next month. She said, that this is very disappointing…

Women want more PS, envoy posts

THE National Council of Women (NCW) last week met with the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during which they delivered a package of concerns and recommendations. NCW made a submission on women’s political participation and recommendations to the DCC policies. One of their concerns was on the long list of political appointees. They also recommended that…

Political appointees must prove their worth: PM

The Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has assured the National Council of Women (NCW) on Wednesday afternoon that political appointees must prove their worth under an annual performance contract when they are recruited if they are to retain their job. The Prime Minister made the assurance during a meeting with the representatives of the National…

Cervical cancer program to continue this year

CERVICAL cancer is one of the top diseases affecting women in the Solomon Islands. Breast cancer is the second highest cancer. Last year, a HPV Vaccination Demonstration program was announced in Solomon Islands which is good news for women and girls in the country. The Solomon islands Australia Cervical Cancer Foundation has entered into a…