A young voice against violence

Filomina Aihunu is a teenager who grew up in Honiara. Like other teenagers, Filomina has seen and heard for herself domestic violence happening at home. Her choice to become one of those young advocators against all forms of gender base violence then was no coincidence. “I have experience it myself and it’s not good,” Filomina…

Church to consult with partner agencies

THE Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACoM) is planning to hold a round-table conference with its national and international agency partners in Honiara in early June. The conference will focus on working together on projects in the context of ACoM’s Strategic Plan for the next several years. A statement from the church said the plan includes…

UN Women launches Markets for Change

VENDORS at two key marketplaces in Solomon Islands are set to benefit from a new UN Women project that will inject more than SBD$20 million into making markets safe working environments that promote women’s empowerment through improved market governance, physical infrastructure, and onsite services. Between 75 and 90 per cent of vendors working at Pacific…

Noro Safe House for victims of violence

A SAFE House has been established at Noro, Western Province, to look after women victims of domestic and sexual violence. Noro Safe House is an initiative by Sergeant Elizabeth Takeiango from Noro Police and another female Sergeant from the Gizo Police office to provide shelter and care for the women and children victims of Western…

Mere market next week

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association or SIWIBA will host its second Mere Market after it was postponed last month. Mere market will kick off on 21st to 23rd (Wednesday to Friday) of May 2014 at the National Art Gallery. As stressed by the SIWIBA president Mrs. Darlcy Tekulu, Mere Market is organized to…

Bishops elect new leaders

PORT Moresby – Catholic bishops in Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands elected new office bearers at a meeting last week. Bishop Arnold Orowae of Wabag, was elected president of the Catholic Bishop Conference of PNG and Solomons. His deputy is Archbishop Steve Reichert of Madang. They elected officials of different commissions of the conference.…

Peaceful mother’s day celebration at Kirakira

MOTHER’S Day was celebrated peacefully in Makira-Ulawa provincial capital Kirakira, police say. Provincial police commander Richard Hane relayed this to the Solomon Star yesterday. “It’s peaceful, there are no criminal incidents over the weekend. People just celebrated with their mothers at home and enjoy themselves,” Mr Hane said. He added this was the same all…

Still no show

THE organisers for J Boog concert say they won’t able to organise the show this month. The show was cancelled two weeks ago due to the bad weather and flash flood that struck Honiara city. Heritage Park Hotel who invited the reggae star stated in a previous statement stated the show will not happen. This…