All Archive October 2015

Christopher Nipo with his youngest son, behind them, what remains of their home, destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Pam

Fallen Trees to New Homes for the People of Tanna Island

Christopher Nipo and his young family are slowly rebuilding after having suffered the wrath of Tropical Cyclone Pam in March 2015. They lost all their belongings when their home was blown away during the Cyclone, followed by a fire months later to their bush (outdoor) kitchen, which stored cement and the thatched roof for a new home.

Solomon Islands Named Australia’s ‘Hottest Travel Destination for 2016’

Honiara, Solomon Islands - Its official. The Solomon Islands has been named the number one ‘Hottest travel destination for 2016’ in Australia.
Iumi tugeda buildim Malaita - Auki Market Vendors’ Association marching to celebrate International Day of Rural Women.

Rural Women Recognised for Underpinning Sustainable Development

Last week Solomon Islands joined global celebrations recognizing the key role rural women play in the food security, livelihoods, and incomes of households and communities, underpinning sustainable development.

SA/Qantas Codeshare – Massive Opportunity for Solomon Islands Tourism Future

Honiara, Solomon Islands - The Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau has described the newly signed Solomon Airlines’- Qantas codeshare agreement as a catalyst with the potential to thrust the Solomon Islands fully into the international tourism spotlight.

2016 OFC U-17 Women’s Championship: Pathway to Jordan Confirmed

The official draw for next year’s OFC U-17 Women’s Championship has been completed at the OFC Headquarters in Auckland, New Zealand, confirming the road to the FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup Jordan 2016.
Solomon Airlines Signs New Codeshare with Qantas

Solomon Airlines Signs New Codeshare with Qantas

Honiara, 14 October 2015 - Solomon Airlines and Qantas Airways have today signed a new codeshare agreement which will deliver significant benefits for the growing numbers of customers travelling between Australia and Honiara.

UNICEF: Clean Hands Save Lives

SUVA, FIJI. 15 October 2015 – Hand washing with soap is a lifesaving but often ignored health measure in the Pacific that can help the region achieve the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development says UNICEF.

Ban Ki-moon says 'PIF Declaration on Climate Change Action rightly emphasized need for global responsibility.'

Remarks at Pacific Islands ForumSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Headquarters, 01 October 2015
Solomon Islands Visitor Arrivals Increases Again

Solomon Islands Visitor Arrivals Increases Again

Honiara, Solomon Islands – International visitation to Solomon Islands in May 2015 has once again exceeded all expectations with numbers for the month increasing by close on 15 per cent.