All Archive February 2015

Attorney General's Position Opens Up

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has advertised the Post of the Attorney General online to attract applications from overseas.
During her visit, Minister Marsudi will hold bilateral talks with Solomon Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Hon. Milner Tozaka.

Indonesia's Foreign Minister to Visit Solomons

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Honorable Retno l. P. Marsudi will make a one-day visit to Solomon Islands on Saturday 28 February.
Renovations of Allan Boso complex in Honiara are underway.

Football Complex Receive Upgrade

The Solomon Islands Football Federation headquarters, the Allan Boso Complex, in Honiara is set to receive a long-awaited upgrade.

Sports Council has New Chairman

The Solomon Islands Minister of Home Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Douglas Ete has announced the appointment of lawyer Gabriel Suri as the new Chairman of the National Sports Council.
Ministry of Health, Dr Tenneth Dalipanda, Ministry of Agriculture PS Jim Saelea, and Sue Connell, Minister Counsellor DFAT signing the innovative public private partnership.

Australia Supports Food Fortification

The Australian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Solomon Islands Government, Delite Flour Mill, Solomon Rice Company Limited and other stakeholders on food fortification in the Solomon Islands.

New Melanesian Aviation Partnership Hailed

Solomon Airlines has hailed a decision by fellow Melanesian airlines Air Nuigini and Air Vanuatu to combine resources with the Solomon Islands national carrier to jointly develop and promote partnership in aviation services.
There are about 500 Solomon Islands workers in New Zealand and a lesser but growing number in Australia with 20 more due to depart this week.

People Warned Against Fake Agents

The Solomon Islands foreign affairs ministry has issued a warning to people seeking seasonal work in New Zealand and Australia to be wary of fake recruitment agents.
The National Cocoa Testing Laboratory was officially opened by the visiting Australian Parliamentary Secretary the Hon Steven Ciobo and the Minister for Commerce, Industries, Labour & Immigration, William Marau.

Cocoa Testing Lab Opens

Australia and Solomon Islands have opened a jointly funded National Cocoa Quality Testing Laboratory.
Stages of Change took on 14 women from across the country two years ago, most of whom had never acted before, and gave them the skills to fight domestic violence through acting.

Local Theatre Empowers Women

A Solomon Islands community theatre group empowering women to break down taboos around gender-based violence will release a book, documentary and toolkit this week as the two-year project wraps up.
Dengue fever is a severe, flu-like illness that is transmitted through the bite of the dengue mosquito.

Dengue Season in Solomon Islands

It's 'dengue season' in Solomon Islands and people should take action to minimize their risk of getting dengue fever.

Georgia Donates Computers to Secondary Schools

Gizo Community High School in Western Province on Friday received five computers with assistance from the Georgian Government. The five computers came as the Georgian government began fulfilling its promise of donating a thousand computers to the Solomon Islands government.

Solomon Airlines Set to Fly Sydney-Honiara

Offering major potential for Solomon Islands business, leisure tourism and VFR markets, Solomon Airlines announced today that it will commence operation of a direct Sydney-Honiara service from June 2, 2015, subject to government approval.