Church leaders told to commit to work

Newly elected leaders of the United Church Assembly were reminded to commit to their working relationship with the church. The leaders were elected during the church’s annual synod that ended at Koleasi village in northeast Guadalcanal, Thursday. Guadalcanal United Church superintendent Rev Philip Kaegasi made the reminder in his remarks. Kaegasi said it’s important for…

Church ends leaders’ summit

A week-long gathering for United Church leaders at Koleasi village in east Guadalcanal, ended last Thursday. The annual event was held to discuss issues within the church and to look at reports of activities and programmes conducted in each region. Superintendent Minister of Guadalcanal region Rev Philip Kaegasi said the meeting enable them to come…

Mothers Union new president announced

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia’s Provincial Mothers Union General Council last Friday elected Mary Vunagi as its new provincial president at its 13th Provincial General Conference. Mrs Vunagi, the wife of Anglican Archbishop Most Right Reverend David Vunagi, replaces Edith Koete. The vice president is Gwen Koke. The election of new office bearers took place…

Why can’t women win? Impediments to female electoral success in Solomon Islands

IN a newly published book and discussion paper at the Australian National University, Writer Terence Wood talked about why women always fail in elections in the Solomon Islands. The paper discusses impediments to female candidate success in national elections in the Solomon Islands. The paper stated that increased female representation in parliaments is desirable both…

Markets vendors end training

A TRANSFORMATION Leadership and Communication training for Market Vendors in Auki ended Tuesdayat the Rarasu Restaurant. The training was funded by the Australian Government, through the UN women’s Market 4 change project. The training was conducted to give market vendors the skills they need in relation to Transformation, Leadership and Communication. Puairana Gaylyn, National Project…

Training aims to enhance ‘Gender Justice’

A training currently underway as part of UN Women’s ‘Strongim Mere Project’ aims to enhance gender justice. Known as a Transformative Leadership, Media, Gender and Election training, various women from a number of organisations including the media are attending the training. The weeklong training started on Monday this week. It is organised in partnership with…

Training to advocate for women starts

A Transformative Leadership, Media, Gender and Elections training has kick off on Monday in Honiara. The training is organised by Vois Blong Mere Solomon in partnership with UN Women’s Strongem Mere Project for mainstream and community media in preparation for the upcoming National Election.  The overall goal of the training was to promote transformational leadership…