Business

Ngella Vendors Faced Transport and Accommodation Issues

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BY JOY OFASIA RURAL market vendors in Ngella, Central Island Province, have faced challenges of transportation and accommodation while conducting business at Honiara’s Central Market facility over the past decades. Christina Maneni, a rural market vendor...

Call for Equal Business Opportunities: Dr. Donna

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BY JOY OFASIA IT is time for a new government after this year’s April polls to step up to create an inclusive business environment, opportunities, and equal access for all women entrepreneurs in the Solomon...

Entrepreneur Urges Candidates for Pro-Business and Women’s Rights Policies

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BY CHRIS ALEX A local entrepreneur is reminding election candidates to focus on creating business-friendly policies and advancing women's rights in their campaign promises. As the upcoming election draws near, small business owners like Margaret Qae...

Rural Women in Pipisu Village Sets an Example of Self-Reliance

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BY JOHN HOUANIHAU A dream has come true for the Zone 17 women’s group in Pipisu village in West Are'are, Malaita Province, as they have successfully established their own NKP Society canteen to serve the...

Yshelda, Born with a Speech Impairment, is Starting her Christmas Sales

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BY JOY OFASIA THE Christmas holiday season is here, and many women are aiming to make profits this December by creating and selling handmade goods to attract customers' preferences on the streets of Honiara. This endeavor...

Catriona Finds Inspiration from the Women Entrepreneurs Program

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BY CHRIS ALEX CATRIONA Kotto Birisi, a young entrepreneur from the Solomon Islands, found inspiration and guidance during the one-day information session, an event organized by the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE) Program. The purpose of...

Exciting Opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs in Solomon Islands

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BY CHRIS ALEX THE US Embassy in Honiara organized a one-day in-person outreach event yesterday to introduce the Academy for Women's Entrepreneurship (AWE) program in the Solomon Islands. The AWE is a U.S. Department of State...

Francina Paikea: Keeping the Renbel Art of Weaving Alive

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BY CHRIS ALEX RENNELL and Bellona province, sometimes known as Renbel in the Solomon Islands, is renowned for its rich Polynesian cultural heritage and traditional crafts, and it has produced a number of highly specialized...

Meet Phyllis, A Honey Entrepreneur with a Passion to Empower Rural Beekeepers

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BY CHRIS ALEX IN the bustling urban setting of Honiara, Solomon Islands, a young and ambitious entrepreneur is making a scene in the emerging honey industry of the country. Phyllis Kakaluae, 25, has a passion for...

Margaret Unleashes Her Passion for Cloth Dyeing into Entrepreneurial Success

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BY CHRIS ALEX BORN and raised in Gizo Island, Western Province, the remote region of the Solomon Islands is Margaret Qae, a former secondary mathematics teacher, who later turned entrepreneur. With an artistic background in the...