All Archive March 2014

Tuamoto Supports Need for Improved Tourism Data Collection

The Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto has echoed his South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) counterpart’s comments underlining the role data and statistics can play in determining a country’s economic direction.
Mr Fanega added that Government is looking at streamlining the procurement requirements and processes to ensure efficient and effective implementation of CDF projects.

CDF Spending to Be Guided by New Laws: Fanega

The Permanent Secretary of Finance and Treasury, Mr Shadrach Fanega on Friday has confirmed that the implementation of the Constituency Development Funds (CDF) will be done in accordance with the requirements of the new Public Financial Management Act (PMFA) and its subsidiary financial instruments.

French Envoy to Solomon Islands Presents Credentials to PM

AMBASSADOR of France to Solomon Islands, His Excellency, Mr. Pascal Maubert today paid a courtesy call to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo at the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC).
"Any profits that are made are retained and used for a particular community purpose and that community purpose needs to be defined by the company."

New Business Model Introduced in Solomon Islands

A new business model has been introduced in Solomon Islands, specifically designed to take account of Melanesian culture.

Totori Joins Waitakere for Champions League

The Waitakere United football club from New Zealand has signed a number of players for the OFC Champions League, to be played in Fiji next month.
The World Bank approved the cash for the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority (SIEA) on Friday.

SIEA Gets SBD$100m to Boost Power Access

The Solomon Islands’ national power utility is getting an extra SBD$100m to improve its power networks for residents.

Pan Oceanic Bank Works on IT Infrastructure for Banking Services

Softlogic Information Technologies, one of the premier ICT companies in Sri Lanka and a pioneering subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings, recently secured multi million rupee project for the delivery and implementation of a core IT infrastructure to Pan Oceanic Bank (POB), Solomon Islands. POB will be Solomon Islands 4th commercial bank.
He said although there is a slow pace of investment, Solomon Islands in the last ten years had worked hard in addressing these issues and creating the space for more investment inflows.

PM Addresses NZ Business Council during State Visit

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo today addressed the New Zealand Business Council in Auckland, New Zealand.

JCSG Claims Misguided: OPMC

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has today described claims by the Joint Civil Society Group & Concern Citizens, over the misuse of funds by the Secretary to the Prime Minister, Mr. Jeffrey Wickham as being “grossly irresponsible and misguided.”
Young Women Find Courage to Speak out through Theatre

Young Women Find Courage to Speak out through Theatre

A once shy young Honiara woman has found the courage to talk about gender violence through the Stages of Change Theatre Company.
He said although there is a slow pace of investment, Solomon Islands in the last ten years had worked hard in addressing these issues and creating the space for more investment inflows.

PM Addresses NZ Business Council during State Visit

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo today addressed the New Zealand Business Council in Auckland, New Zealand.

International Women's Day 2014: Equality for Women is Progress for All

Gender inequality negatively impacts health of women and girls across the Western Pacific Region
Her Excellency Joy Kere, Prime Minister John key and MFAET representative Ms Fiona Indu at the Prime Minister’s Office after the presentation ceremony on Wednesday.

Kere Meets New Zealand Prime Minister

Solomon Islands first female High Commissioner to New Zealand, Her Excellency, Mrs Joy Kere has formally presented her Letters of Introduction to New Zealand Prime Minister John Key on Wednesday 5th March in Wellington.