Why fashion matters

The powerhouse behind the local industry By ELIZABETH OSIFELO    WHEN I think about fashion the first thing that comes to mind is the latest design, trending style, colors, creativity and raw talent.   But to be close to accurate, fashion is a popular aesthetic expression in a certain time and context, especially in clothing, footwear,…

CSSI Women’s Network departs for international film festival

REPRESENTATIVES of the Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) Women’s Network departed for New Caledonia yesterday to attend the regional premiere of their film “Herstory: Women Working in Corrections”. The UK High Commission and CSSI have funded one of the pioneering women in corrections, Inspector Dorothy Siru and CSSI Women’s Network Chair Wendy Gebe to attend…

ACOM mothers mark 100th anniversary

THE Mothers Union in the Anglican Church of Melanesia (ACOM) are currently celebrating their 100th anniversary (1919 – 2019) in Honiara.  The programme is being attended by around 1,600 members from all nine dioceses of the ACOM in Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands.    The week-long programme was officially opened at Saint Barnabas Provincial…

Improving support for female survivors of violence

Support for women and girl survivors of sexual and gender-based violence continues to improve as SAFENET Referral Network member numbers continue to increase.  SAFENET consists of government and non-government organisations who provide services for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). This escalation in support for SAFENET followed last week’s completion of a nine-province series…