All Archive June 2015

The 53 women and seven men took part in a three-day Information Sharing and Planning workshop in Auki last week as part of UN Women’s Markets for Change project.

Auki Market Vendors Seek Safer Viable Market

"You must dream about something. You must talk with everyone, learn from each other, and plan together."
The Tiaro Bay Women’s Farm Tools Project has provided 30 families with farming tools to develop a sustainable, self-sufficient agricultural group.

Australia Helps Tiaro Bay Improve Vegetable Production

The Australian Government has helped the Tiaro Bay community improve their diets and generate income through funding from the Direct Aid Program (DAP).
Solomon Islands Government will endorse West Papua to be an Observer of the MSG and this Observer Status is given only to one united group.

Solomon Islands to Support West Papua, With Conditions

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured the people of West Papua that his government will support its bid to join the MSG as an Observer.
“The reality here is that for the first time the Solomon Islands government is serious about tourism and has committed major resources into the sector,” said Mr Tuamoto.

Solomon Islands Ready for Next Big Step in Tourism

Indicative of the Solomon Islands government’s drive to see tourism become a major economic contributor within the next five years, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has officially launched a key National Tourism Development Strategy (SINTDS).

Forming Partnership Encouraged for Isabel Province

The Solomon Islands Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening, Hon. Duddley Kopu has encouraged the Isabel Provincial Government to forge partnerships with resource owners to help drive socio-economic developments in the Province.

Anti-Corruption Efforts Highlighted

Solomon Islands anti-corruption efforts have been highlighted at the 6th Implementation Review Group (IRG) of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) meeting in Vienna, Austria.
The Solomon Islands Government express the need to improve Solomon Islands participation in the Australian Seasonal Workers Programs which has declined since joining the scheme in 2012

Government Aims to Improve Labor Mobility

The Solomon Islands Government regards labour mobility as a key economic and social driver to improve the country’s future economic and human development benchmark.
Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade of the Solomon Islands, The Hon. Milner Tozaka, with Development Policy Centre Director Stephen Howes after the roundtable.

Round Table Hosted for Labor Mobility

Last week, Devpolicy, in collaboration with and at the request of the Solomon Islands High Commission, hosted a roundtable on the participation of Solomon Islanders in Australia’s Seasonal Worker Program.b

Government to Ensure No Gap After RAMSI

The Democratic Coalition for Change (DCC) Government says it wants no gap left in its police force after the departure of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands in 2017.

Arrival of El Nino Announced

The Solomon Islands Meteorological Service has announced the arrival of El Nino in the country following confirmation by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.
Ms. Hellen Saohaga was also the sole representative at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

Five Paralympians Confirmed for Pacific Games

The Solomon Islands National Paralympics Federation (SINPF) has confirmed that five of its athletes will compete across three sports at this year’s Pacific Games in Port Moresby.