PM commends church

The Seventh Day Adventist church has been commended for its contributions to health services, education, and leadership in the country. Prime Minister Gordon Darcly Lilo offered the accolades when opening the church’s centenary celebration at Viru, Western Province, last Tuesday. Lilo said the SDA church’s contribution to nation building over the last 100 years is…

PM: Christianity is a national identity

Christianity is seen as a national identity in our country, prime minister Gordon Darcy Lilo says. He was speaking at the opening of the Seventh Day Adventist church centenary celebration at Viru, Western Province, Tuesday. “In towns and villages many people acknowledge the sovereign hand of God over our nation and acknowledge his plan for…

Viru marks arrival of gospel

UP to 5,000 Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) members are expected to congregate at Viru community in New Georgia, Western Province, this week to celebrate the arrival of the SDA gospel in the country. The week-long celebration was officially opened by Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo, Tuesday. Members from all the SDA churches around the country…

Groups to stage live dress rehearsal

CULTURAL groups representing Solomon Islands in the upcoming 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in Papua New Guinea will stage an exciting live dress rehearsal tomorrow at the National Museum Grounds. The one day free show will include traditional and contemporary performances (dance and music), a theatre performance by the Stages of Change Theatre…

New rep for Malaita rural women’s group

VERONICA Mamau has been appointed as the new representative for the Malaita rural women’s association (MRWA). The MRWA works closely with the Malaita provincial government’s women’s division in designing and caring out programs which encouraged women empowerment throughout the entire province. Ms Mamau’s appointment came shortly after the recently held basic cooking and management training…

Women completes basic cooking training

SIXTEEN women last week graduated with certificates in basic cooking and business management. This was after they had successfully completed a three day basic cooking and management training organized by the Malaita provincial government for rural based business entrepreneurs. Speaking at the graduation of the sixteen, organizer and Malaita provincial women’s officer, Clara Rikimani called…

SICA supports freedom for West Papua people

CHURCHES in the Solomon Islands have agreed to actively support the struggle for political independence of the people of West Papua. The call comes a week before Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono attends the Pacific Islands Development Forum Summit in Denarau, Fiji.  “We in the Solomon Islands have heard the cries of the people of…

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…