Features Archive January 2023

Hard work pays off for young 28-year-old Pandavisu. Situated in West Guadalcanal is his recently completed home.

PALM Continues to Offer Lifeline for Many Solomon Islanders

For local workers such as Andrew Pandavisu, the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) Scheme has offered a life-line for his family and community.
The report states that Corruption fuels/creates Social Disorder and Conflict through the diversion of funds from public good towards private interests. Not only that, but it also gives disproportionate influence over policies to specific sectors of society.

Corruption In Solomon Islands Often Pushed Under the Carpet: CPI Report

The Solomon Islands has come through very challenging times since Independence and the link and the role that Corruption in the Public Sector and the Private Sector plays in social disorder, conflicts, poverty, human rights abuses, and gender equality is often underplayed or pushed under the carpet, or, in our case, custom weaved mats.
In other words, balanced and inclusive education is – and I dare write it, unashamedly – a revolutionary undertaking by countries from across the Global South, which – guided by the noble aspirations of their Peoples – founded and found in the OEC their common, solidary instrument.

A New Beginning – for Education, and Beyond

January is always a most peculiar month.
Aldrin Olava Piohite twin brother receiving the award on behalf of Kava Haus Solomon.

Kava Haus Solomon: YECSI Most Improved Male Entrepreneur 2022

This is a highlight story of Aldrin Olava Piohite who is a member of the Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands and also the winner of the 2022 YECSI Most Improved Male Entrepreneur award.
"MRD must strengthen the governance of the CDF implementation and administration, more toward improving its accountability and transparency according to international standards."

MRD Taking Good Governance Seriously: Minister Kopu

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) is taking “good governance” very seriously as it embarks on steps to strengthening the governance of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) implementation and administration with the formulation of the first ever Solomon Islands Constituency Development (SICD) Policy.
Sitiveni Rabuka leads Fiji into 2023, after unseating Frank Bainimarama at the end of last year.

Pacific Predictions: A Look Ahead to 2023

As the new year gets underway, there is much to anticipate in the Pacific islands region. Whether it is politics, economics, Pacific regionalism or the impacts of geostrategic competition, there is no shortage of fodder for discussion and analysis.