Women vendors benefiting from games

WOMEN vendors living in Honiara City has benefited directly from the Solomon Games 2016, as the city plays host to this year’s games. This is evident as they nearly occupied some of the games venue in the city. Places like King George, Panatina Rugby pitch, Lawson Tama, and Mamanawata has seen being populated by women…

Selfish taro selling fast

WOMEN of Temotu province are now flooding the Honiara central market with their unique taro known as the ‘selfish taro’. Selfish taro is one of the best taros planted in Santa Cruz and was well known to most people in Honiara. “We are happy to be back again with this selfish taro at the central…

More women graduate with new skills

Twenty three women graduated from the Mary Mazzarello Development Centre at Henderson on the 24th of June. This center is running by the Salesian Sisters for the women to learn skills in sewing and cooking.  The graduation commenced with the Eucharist celebration and Fr. Lawrence OP was the main celebrants.  Concelebrants were Fr. Albert sdb…

Young leaders leave for Myanmar

TWO members of the Young Women Christian Association (YWCA) in Honiara will leave for Yangon, Myanmar, Saturday. Clarine Toki and Betty Sam will be in Myanmar for a week, attending an Asia-Pacific regional training for young women leaders. “Young Women Lead Change” was the theme of the training. Ms Toki said they are happy to…

Women happy with Fathers ministry training

WOMEN of Susu village in east-central Guadalcanal say they are happy with the training conducted for fathers and husbands over the weekend. The women told Solomon Star’s Northwest Guadalcanal stringer John Toki that they believe their husbands will never be the same after again after undergoing the training. “Some of our fathers know little about…

Dr Pollard: Nation cannot progress without women

The nation cannot progress in terms of economic growth and development if women continue to be left out from the government polices, Dr. Alice Pollard stressed this during the 40th Anniversary celebration of Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) on Tuesday. Presenting her remarks among the speakers of the event Dr. Pollard said women are…

Women end friendship exchange program

HAUNASI women’s group from south Malaita have successfully ended a friendship program they made to Honiara during the Queen’s birthday weekend. The program involved sharing of gifts, as well as learning and interacting amongst women from the Haunasi community and their village folks who are based in Honiara. The theme of the event was “Strong…

Parental training ends in Malaita

A six days training workshop on positive parenting was recently conducted at Buma village in Malaita. The workshop was held from 25th May to 1st June and was attended by 23 participants from Buma village and surrounding communities within Arekwa region of the Diocese of Malaita. The workshop was organized by the Provincial Mothers Union…

Cocoa farmer tastes chocolate from her beans

Cocoa farmer Agnes Pilopaso of Guadalcanal had never tasted chocolate made from her own beans. The 20-year-old was encouraged to sample a chocolate bar by Liz Rowe, of Dunedin company Ocho, who filmed the tasting. “That was really neat, such a thrill,” Rowe said. Rowe was one of a handful of craft chocolate makers from…

At 77, Aqorau gets her MBE

She may be 77, but Angeline Merle Aqorau displayed the stamina she possessed when she rose to receive her Queen’s Birthday award from acting Governor General Ajilon Nasiu on Friday at Lawson Tama. Mrs Aqorau was a recipient of the Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) award, announced at last year’s Queen’s…