Political appointees must prove their worth: PM

The Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has assured the National Council of Women (NCW) on Wednesday afternoon that political appointees must prove their worth under an annual performance contract when they are recruited if they are to retain their job. The Prime Minister made the assurance during a meeting with the representatives of the National…

Cervical cancer program to continue this year

CERVICAL cancer is one of the top diseases affecting women in the Solomon Islands. Breast cancer is the second highest cancer. Last year, a HPV Vaccination Demonstration program was announced in Solomon Islands which is good news for women and girls in the country. The Solomon islands Australia Cervical Cancer Foundation has entered into a…

‘Stori blo iumi’ theatre performance today

AN interactive theatre performance called ‘Stori blo iumi’ by Women’s Theatre group will be presented to the public at the National Auditorium on Wednesday. This presentation is the culmination of a series of theatre workshops facilitated by Tania Cañas, Azja Kulpińska and Valeska Kulpińska, of Melbourne, who are currently International Artists in Residence at Art…

HOH plans to roll out to other provinces

HEARTS Of Hope director, Janet Aihari has made a plea to women in the rural community to support the organisation’s work. The local charity group was founded in 2006 aimed at helping the unfortunates and bring hope to them. The group mainly operate in rural communities in Auki, Malaita Province. Mrs Aihari said she is…

Year starts with successful fundraiser

A TWO-DAY fundraising drive organized by Hearts of Hopes (HOH) at Bina, West Kwaio was described as successful. Founder of HOH Janet Aihari said the fundraising scooped over $5000. “That was a very encouraging result in a move to help dress orphans,” Mrs Aihari said. She said the fundraising was to help purchase clothes and…

Dala women elects new executive

The Women of Dala Parish Zone 3, from the villages of Dala South, Mana’ara and Susulangi has a new Women’s Executive Committee. The new Committee was elected on Monday during their first meeting held at the Dala Parish Hall organized by Casper Fa’asala. Women also at the same meeting discussed their new strategy plans for…

HOH condemns killing of young girl

Hearts of Hope (HOH), a non-government organisation groups in Malaita has expressed sympathy to the family of a young girl allegedly stabbed to death by her brother in-law on New Year’s Eve. The girl from Isabel Province died from multiple stab wounds according to police. Founder and president of HO Janet Justus Aihari described the…

Women visit Rove inmates

A GROUP of Christian women from various denominations paid a visit to the Rove Correction Centre, Monday. The women came from Anglican Church of Melanesia, Bible Way Centre, and United Church. Their visit was to share God’s word and pray with the inmates during this festive season. A spokeswoman Maria Maezama said the visit gave…

Women’s rights movement launch

A Women’s Rights Action Movement (WRAM)was launched on Wednesday to support the advancement of women and girls human rights in the Solomon Islands. WRAM Vice-chair, Afu Billy launched the organisation that marks the end of the 16 days of Activism campaign against gender-based violence. Speaking at the launching, WRAM president, Rose Isukana said WRAM was…