All Archive September 2014

MHMS is urging Solomon Islanders aged 6 months to 30 years to get vaccinated against measles to protect themselves, their families and their communities.

Measles Cases Continue to Rise

A dramatic rise in cases of measles in Solomon Islands reminds the community that the fight against measles is not yet over.

Axiom Mining Wins High Court Nickel Case

Axiom Mining has won a David versus Goliath battle in the Solomon Islands High Court with Axiom triumphing over Sumitomo’s claims.
These parties have submitted their applications in accordance with section 19 of the Political Parties Integrity Act.

Nine Political Parties Registered

The Office of the Registrar of Political Parties has confirmed that it has so far received 9 applications for the registration of political parties.
Rear Admiral Yuasa presents a gift to PM Lilo.

PM Lilo Welcomes Visiting Japanese Defence Force

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has welcomed the Japan Maritime Self Defence Force (JMSDF) training squadron who are currently in Honiara on a one day visit.
All supplies were delivered to Malaita on board HMAS Labuan. The supplies were unloaded with the help of many community members.

Royal Australian Navy Delivers Supplies to Malaita and the Weather Coast

Earlier last week communities on the Weathercoast and Malaita benefited from an Australian High Commission coordinated delivery of supplies.

Journalists Arrest in West Papua Defies Presidential Promise - PFF

RAROTONGA, Cook Islands, Sunday 14th September 2014: New Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo should keep his campaign promise to open access to West Papua, says the Pacific Freedom Forum.
“In all developing economies the trajectory begins with its agriculture, if we have a proper policy in place – based on sound research and planning – we could grow this sector and diversify our export base.”

Negative Growth Forecasted for Solomon Islands

The ANZ bank made a substantial downward revision for its economic growth forecast for Solomon Islands, as the full impact of a recent cyclone and flood become more apparent.
The submission also includes permanent housing reconstruction for Temotu communities affected by the 2013 tsunami and earthquake.

Housing Plans for Disaster Prone Areas Awaits Government Endorsement

Housing plans to assist disaster-affected people have been developed, and are awaiting approval and financial support from the government.
The measles vaccine is free, safe and effective. Protect your family now and vaccinate everyone aged 6 months to 30 years.

Measles Outbreak Escalates; 2 Child Deaths Confirmed

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has confirmed that two children died in Honiara last week due to measles related complications.