Shop keeping keeps Juanita, 26, going

A shop keeping job is the least many young people would think of end up doing. But in a nation where jobs are scarce and opportunities rare, few would avoid ending up being a shop keeper. Juanita Joewen, 26, of Kilusakwalo village in central Kwara’ae, Malaita, dreamt of getting a better job than standing behind…

Training for women market vendors here

UNITED Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with Bank South Pacific (BSP) yesterday started a Training of Trainers (TOT) under the Market for Change (M4C) project. Markets for Change project is a six-year multi-country initiative that aims to ensure marketplaces in rural urban areas if Fiji, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu are safe, inclusive and non-discriminatory, promoting…

Ministry prepares for women’s day

THE Women’s Division within the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs together with the Honiara City Council are preparing to co-host the International Women’s Day this year. Spokesperson Sarah Buka told the Solomon Star yesterday the annual event will be celebrated on March 8th this year. “We will meet this coming Friday to…

Women thank Chiefs

WOMEN from the Gilbert Camp community, East Honiara say they are grateful and indebted to the good work by the chiefs in maintaining law and order among their fellow residence and urge them to continue with their good work. Resident mother, Anna Kwania said the chief’s achievement in maintaining law and order had made a…

Malaita thanks Hearts of Hope

MALAITA Province has thanked Hearts of Hope (HOH) for its humanitarian service to the province last year. Provincial Secretary Jackson Gege said the non-government organisation did an excellent job in its humanitarian mission by assisting orphans, widows, and elderlies. “Yes I do totally support them and I am looking forward to working together with them…

SIWIBA acknowledges Gala night sponsors

Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) has successfully hosted its first ever Corporate Event with their Gala Night Launch on Thursday at the Monarch Bar  & Grill, IBS. The launching was well attended by corporate houses around Honiara, who braved the rain  and enjoyed the night with SIWIBA  who received Corporate Sponsorships that will…

SIWIBA to host Gala night

The Solomon Islands Women in Business Association (SIWIBA) will be hosting its first ever ‘Gala night launch’ at the Iron Bottom Sound this evening. With more than a good number of invitees to various donor partners, corporate houses and government ministries, the gala night is purposely to launch corporate sponsorship that will support SIWIBA’s upcoming…

More violence victims. at Care Centre

MORE than five hundred violence victims in the country are being housed at the Christian Care Centre (CCC) outside Honiara. This was confirmed by Director of the Centre Sr. Ruth Hope on Wednesday. “The majority of these figures are women, girls and children victimized from the gender-based violence,” Sr Hope said. She added that this…