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    SI shares initiatives to fight GBV with Pacific women

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO Government through the Ministry of Women this week in the 14th Triennial conference shared home-grown initiatives to address Gender Based Violence. Director for Women Development Division, Vaela Ngai speaking in one of...

    Gender hostility remains a setback to Women Economic Empowerment

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo THE 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women highlights that the progress of the Beijing Platform for Action on Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) has been outweighed by political, cultural and administrative challenges. Some of...

    Australia steps up towards Pacific Women empowerment programme

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo AUSTRALIAN Government has committed AUD170 million towards women empowerment programme in the Pacific. Speaking during the opening of the 14th Triennial Conference on Tuesday, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women,...

    SI attends Triennial to sustain momentum towards gender equality

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO SOLOMON Islands including Pacific Islands countries are currently attending the 14th Triennial Conference for Pacific Women conducted virtually aimed at sustaining the momentum towards gender equality in the Pacific. Permanent Secretary for...

    Women’s regional meeting attracts more participants

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo OVER one thousand participants from the public and private sectors will take part in the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and the 7th Meeting of Pacific Ministers for Women which kicks...

    PM Briefed on Projects under US Development.

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    The United States of America this week updated Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on plans to upgrade the former’s development programmes in the country.  The US Deputy Chief of Mission from the Port Moresby Embassy, Mr....

    VIEWPOINT- Pacific Way(s) and regionalism

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    TARCISIUS KABUTAULAKA THE tumultuous dispute over the selection of the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), which led to Micronesian countries deciding to withdraw from the premier regional organisation, provides an opportunity to...

    SI provides medical help to US military member

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    ON March 16, 2021, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kimball contacted the U.S. Consular Agent in Honiara to say a crewman on board was ill with a suspected inflamed appendix and asked for urgent...

    NZ-SI relationship honoured ahead of monument unveiling

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    A small ceremony was organized by the New Zealand High Commission in Honiara to honour the significant involvement of Solomon Islanders in World War II, and ahead of a scheduled unveiling of a new...

    UNICEF promises support for vaccination drive

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO UNICEF office in Solomon Islands has assured government of Solomon Islands and its people of continued commitment and support for a successful vaccination drive. Dr Zelalem Taffesse, UNICEF field officer, echoed this...