Kwaibala Bible School graduation

Kwaibala Bible School students have been strongly challenged to put what they have learnt and know about God into practice. This was made during the graduation ceremony at the Kwaibala Bible school last week near Auki, Malaita province. Speaking during the graduation ceremony Rev John Subu Taunani from Assembly Of God (AOG) said, “I encourage…

Beauty contestants voice against violence

Miss Solomon Islands Beauty Pageants have raised their voice to stop domestic violence against women and children. They raised their voice after visiting the victims of domestic violence at the Christian Care Centre at Tenaru yesterday. The beauty pageants said, it was sad thing for them to see women and children having gone through hard…

HCC Queen

Honiara City Council (HCC) now has a Queen representative in the upcoming Miss Solomon Islands beauty pageant.  She is Miss Theresa Rikoaia. The City Council secured the sponsorship for the young lady, Tuesday for a total of $27, 000. After securing the sponsorship     Miss Rikoaia who is now the new Miss Honiara City Council assured…

Event to advocate FPA 2014 commencement

THE upcoming 2015 16 days of activism would also be used as an opportunity to advocate for the commencement of the Family Protection Act (FPA) 2014. Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs is organising the campaign. “The main intention behind advocating for the commencement of the FPA is that the Solomon islands has…

Gender workshop for media workers

A TWO days training for media workers to report on Gender based violence against women and girls is set to start tomorrow. The workshop will run from Thursday to Friday. “This training is part of UN Women’s activities towards ending violence facing women and girls in the country,” project Coordinator for Solomon Islands Atenasi Wasuka…

Time to develop the Fashion industry

Need to develop fashion industry IT’S time to develop the country’s fashion industry and support fashion producers. That’s the message the president of the Association of Solomon Islanders in Creative Fashion Justina Radclyffe delivered this week while welcoming guests at the opening of Solomons Fashion Week 2015.  Mrs Radclyffe said that it was the nature…

More sponsors for pageant show

VARIOUS organisations and companies have confirmed their willingness to become sponsors for the Miss Solomon Islands Pageant 2015. This was revealed to the Solomon Star by Joyce Konofilia, the Miss Solomon Islands 2015 organizing committee pageant show director. “Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) will be providing free of charge installations for all the drop-down banners…

Govt commits to women’s advancement

THE Solomon Islands Government attaches strong commitment to the advancement of women and youth in the country says the Permanent secretary of Women and Youth, Ethel Sigimanu. Mrs Sigimanu made the remarks when she officially opened the Solomons Fashion Week yesterday at the National Art Gallery. She said, the fashion week has a strong alignment…

Women helping women

A powerful way to advance LEADERS and representatives from local women’s organisations recently attended a book launching, “Ways to Be Happy”, in Honiara. Each participant was given from 50 to 100 copies of this small, but very significant book, to share with their network of women across the nation. Soroptimist International of Solomon Islands, a…

New strategy to empower women to be launched

THE Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA) will launch the National Strategy on the Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls today in Honiara. The event will take place at the former CYP centre, lower Panatina campus. The Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategy is aimed at addressing the challenges women face in accessing economic…