New lady MP shares experience

THE newest daughter of the national house is not taking a moment to rest. Following her recent landslide victory in the Gizo Kolombangara constituency, newly elected Member of Parliament (MP) Lanelle Tanangada is making sure her short term counts. “I have so much to read and learn and so much to do, before parliament even…

Women benefit from Sewing

BUYING expensive clothes from second hand clothing for Tikopian women in the Far East of the country could be a thing of the past after a month-long training on sewing organised by Ms. Freda Tuki ended successfully. This came after the women attended a sewing training organised by their Member of Parliament (MP) Ms. Freda…

Mother’s Day games a huge success

THE Mother’s Day sports event, which was held on Saturday, concluded its final games on Monday afternoon at the Rove Police Grounds. The games were organised by Paoa FM as part of its annual Mother’s day celebration. A team of colorful uniforms paraded in the field on Saturday morning as the event was opened with…

Priscilla earns her law degree

WHEN she walked up to receive her law degree during the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) 63rd graduation ceremony, she smiled and remembered that she’s now the second female from Central Province to have graduated with a law degree. Priscilla Margaret Manu, who is part Ngella and Malaita, is proud of her achievement after…

Malaita provincial council of women AGM

Malaita Provincial Council of Women (MPCW) is currently busy this week with its annual general meeting (AGM) in Auki. The three days event commenced on Tuesday and will end today with the election for a new executive. More than a hundred women and members attended the opening program ceremony at women resource centre in Auki.…

Guadalcanal women want recognition in decision making

WOMEN from Northwest Guadalcanal have lashed out about how men from Guadalcanal province left them out in participating in important decision making. This was relayed to the paper by our Northwest Guadalcanal stringer John Toki. “Women from Northwest Guadalcanal have expressed their disagreement over the way our men handled important matters such as signing agreements…

Milestone for Malaita as new women’s policy launched

Malaita Women’s Empowerment and Development Policy (MWEP) was unveiled on International Women’s Day at an event held in the provincial capital, Auki with a call for gender justice, equality, integration, inclusiveness and shared responsibility for sustainable development in the country. Developed through a consultative process and coordinated by the Ministry of Women, Youths, Children and…

Vendors urged to do savings

LIKE most organizations which encourages their members to practise savings for the future, Auki Market Vendors Association in Malaita province is also encouraging women to save money for their future benefit. Saving money can help you become financially secure and provide a safety net in case of an emergency. “Here are a few reasons why…

New members join YWPG

THE Young Women’s Parliamentary Group (YWPG) has inducted its 25 new members in Honiara over the weekend. YWPG is a group led by the Speaker of Parliament as its Patron and was established in 2011. The purpose of the group is to influence government policies through Parliament as the legislative and oversight arm of the…