Women and politics

The struggles they face in their quest for equal participation SINCE the inception of parliamentary democracy in 1978, political leadership in Solomon Island has been a men’s domain. Forty years on and with the tenth parliament in the house, the plights of women in political leadership still remains a contentious dilemma. Although women make up…

Good Shepherd parish Catholic Mothers celebrates

In the early hours on Tuesday morning, Catholic Mothers of Good Shepherd parish North East of Guadalcanal rose to the call for a procession with the image of the Blessed Mother Mary.                                                                                                 They prayed the rosary prayer with songs of praise to Mother Mary and proceeded with the procession to the main parish church. These…

Ella Simata to Japan

I promised to come back after completing my two years of study in Japan to help my beloved country Solomon Islands especially in the field of Tourism. That was according to the 31 years old Ella Lynthia Simata this week. Ms Simata was of the three who were awarded with scholarships from the Japanese International…

SIWIBA members undergo training

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) members have undertaken a three-day Innovative Entrepreneurship for Women in Business in Honiara. The three days training started on Tuesday at the SIWIBA Business Development Centre and concluded yesterday with a formal presentation of certificates to participants. Facilitators are from Israel, Ms. Reem Shachar who is the…

Cervical cancer a top killer

LOCAL women are being urged to come forward freely to conduct screening for cervical cancer even though their body is well. This came after the recent report produced by the National referral Hospital (NRH) sees cervical cancer as topping the list of cancers killing people in the country recently. The report produced by NRH shows…

PM happy with ‘Waka Mere’

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was impressed with the initiatives of the “Waka Mere Commitment for Action” programme for women empowerment in the country’s business and labour market. The Prime Minister launched the programme in Honiara last Tuesday in the presence of the Minister of Commerce, Elijah Doromuala and the visiting the Australian Assistant Minister for…