Economic empowerment for Gizo women

Women on Gizo Island, Western province are in a better position to improve their economic status following the set-up of a women’s saving scheme in the Gizo township. Established in November of last year, the Gizo Environment Livelihood Governance Association (GELCA) women’s saving club was developed as the micro-finance component of the Inshore Fish Aggregating…

UN Women holds organising workshops at Auki Market

WORKSHOPS to support Auki market vendors in working together have ended this week with encouraging plans to strengthen vendors’ voices in market governance and enable positive changes for everyone. The two series of three “Getting Started” workshops, which took place in Auki in June and at Honiara Central Market in May, are the first of…

SSEC women’s convention set

THE SOUTH Seas Evangelical Church (SSEC) women will hold a four-day convention in Noro, Western Province towards end of this month. The convention is organised every two years and this year, the West Association is hosting the event. “The convention will start on June 26th to 29th,” SSCE national women’s coordinator Leah Keni said. She…

United women prepares for training

ABOUT 32 members of the Women’s Fellowship of the United Church will leave for Australia next month. United Church Solomon Islands moderator Wilfred Kurepitu said the women will attend the South Pacific Area Seminar in Brisbane Australia. “The women are now preparing for their journey. They will be travelling to Honiara next week ahead of…

Churches told to stand against corruption here

CHURCHES in the Solomon Islands have been challenged to address the worsening situation of corruption permeating all aspect of its societal affairs. In opening a three day church conference on Rethinking the Household of God in Honiara, Anglican Church of Melanesia Archbishop David Vunagi said corruption had left a paralysing impact on the ability of…

Women told to commit to families

WOMEN participants at the transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence were told to continue to commit to family unity and raise cultures of peace. Josephine Teakeni Director of Vois Blong Mere Solomon (VBMS) uttered the statement during the closing of the workshop last Friday. “You and I will go back into our communities…

Solo Icon audition kicks off

The 2014 Solo Icon audition kicks off on Sunday 25th May and 1st of June at the SIBC conference room in Honiara. This was part of a screening and selection process to handpick individuals who wish to be part of this year’s competition. The enrolment of individual’s enlisting for the competition started off last year…

Women learn about media role in democracy

About 35 women participated in the transformational leadership and character education for peaceful co-existence training at the Mendana Hotel last week were taught on the media role in democracy. Ben McNair a media trainer when presenting on the role of media in a democracy said that media plays a vital role in any election process.…

Atoll evangelism a success

Three hundred Seventh-day Adventists and their friends on the island of Tarawa witnessed the baptism of 65 people at the conclusion of an evangelistic series conducted by Pastor Gary Webster.  The Church in Kiribati had been praying and working with people in preparation for the evangelistic series. Pastor Webster also ran training meetings for elders,…

Five Catholic churches will merge

Five Roman Catholic churches in Bucks County will be closing July 1, including one in Bristol Borough, two in Bensalem and two in Levittown, according to an announcement released Sunday morning by officials in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The announcement follows “self-studies” of “Parish Planning Area 310” and “Parish Planning Area 300” commenced last September…