Development

Female Lines Mechanic Calls for More Women to Join the Profession

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BY JOY OFASIA MARY Sau is one of the female line mechanics in a heavily male-dominated electrical trade industry in the Solomon Islands. According to Mary, when line mechanics were initially introduced by Solomon Power in...

Southeast Vella La Vella in Need of Bridge, Urges Rimsa

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BY ALFRED PAGEPITU SOUTH EAST Vella La Vella Island Rivers, which share borders with North Vella, require a bridge to connect the villages of Ruruvai, Beiporo, Ngiarovai, Juno, Kuava, Joroveto, Maravari, Uzamba, Barokoma, and Malosova....

Gender Workshop Organised For Tina Hydropower Project Stakeholders

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THE Tina River Hydropower Project (TRHDP) Office hosted a one-day Gender Action Plan (GAP) workshop in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to continue to raise awareness about gender equality and women’s empowerment. The...

Literacy Training Completes in Jericho Community

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BY JOY OFASIA FORTY-FIVE (45) literacy students successfully graduated with certificates of completing 12 weeks of literacy course held on Friday 30th June at the Jericho Community, SSEC church in Honiara. Literature Association Solomon Islands (LASI)...

Speech Contest Successfully Held

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BY JOY OFASIA Jericho II community successfully held a speech competition based on the topic of Waste Management over the weekend at Jericho II community. Speaking during the event, Mr Hendy Kaniki Jericho II Community Development...

Women Encouraged to Join the Maritime Sector

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BY JOY OFASIA PRESIDENT of the Solomon Islands Women in Maritime Association, Cathy Nori is encouraging more women to join the Maritime sector as the country commemorates the annual International Day of the Seafarer in...

Historic Meeting for Western Provincial Council of Women to validate Constitution and Strategy

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GIZO, Solomon Islands - Twenty-four ward leaders from the Western Provincial Council of Women (WPCW) are gathered in Gizo for a five-day meeting to validate two crucial documents that will guide the future of...

Trafficking of Women and Girls Thrives in Solomon Islands

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BY ALEX DADAMU ALTHOUGH the trafficking of persons for sexual exploitation especially of women and girls is not a highly organized movement, it is still present and thriving in the Solomon Islands. According to the 2022...

Millicent Barty Selected an Emerson Collective Fellow in the Climate Cohort

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The Emerson Collective (U.S.A) has just announced its new Climate Cohort of 14 visionary individuals pivoting into climate work with bold new projects. Among them is Millicent Barty of the Solomon Islands with her...

Rural Women Empowered through WASH Bottleneck Analysis Training

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BY JOHN HOUANIHAU THE Ahetaha Water Conservation successfully completed training on Village and Community WASH Bottleneck Analysis Manual for 12 communities from 26th to 27th December 2022. About 27 participants or representatives from Foulofo, Waima’aka, Kanata,...