Women’s day events start today

Events marking International Women’s Day will start today in Honiara with a church service at the Rhema Family Church. International Women’s Day is marked annually on March 8. Sarah Buka of the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs told the Sunday Star celebrations marking the event will continue until March 10. “Celebrations will…

YWPG congratulates Ngaro

THE Young Women’s Parliamentary Group congratulates Dorothy Ngaro for being the only female candidate amongst six male contestants, who contested the Vuhokesa ward Honiara City by-election this week. Lysa Wini-Simeon, Chairlady of YWPG commented that it certainly takes courage and enormous efforts to vie for a leadership role in Solomon Islands politics. “Much political critics…

Hard work pays off

Another female Solomon Islander obtains her doctoral degree Hard work and determination paid off for 31-year-old Tammy Tambe, who received her PhD in Social Anthropology from University of Bergen in Norway this month. Tammy, who is a Solomon Islander of I-Kiribati and Tuvaluan descent, had written a thesis called ‘Ngaira Kain Tari – We are…

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…