All Archive December 2016

Gizo Hospital Opens Early For Surgery in 2017

Gizo hospital in the far Western Province of Solomon Islands will be open for urgent surgery from Monday 16th January until Friday 27th January 2017 to try to help deal with extra burden placed on surgeons in the Solomon Islands with the recent unexpected leave of two surgeons.
Students will begin Undergraduate and Postgraduate courses in 2017 in fields including health, education, Information Technology, business, law, engineering, environmental studies and gender.

New Australia Awards Scholarship Recipients Get Ready to Study

Thirty-nine Solomon Islanders have been granted prestigious Australia Awards Scholarships to study at universities in Australia and the Pacific in 2017.
Australian Prime Minister Hon Malcolm Turnbull, left, welcomes Solomon Islands new High Commissioner to Australia, His Excellency Colin David Beck to Australia.

High Commissioner Beck Presents Letters of Introduction to PM Turnbull

Solomon Islands new High Commissioner to Australia, His Excellency Collin David Beck, presented his Letters of Introduction to the Prime Minister of Australia, Hon Malcolm Turnbull yesterday at the Office of the Prime Minister in the Commonwealth Parliamentary Building in Sydney.
The epicentre of the quake was registered at a depth of 48.7km, according to USGS.

Magnitude 7.8 Quake Strikes Solomon Islands

An earthquake with magnitude 7.8 occurred 68km WSW of Kirakira, Solomon Islands at 4.18am local time.

IFC, SICCI Launch Women’s Professional Network in the Solomon Islands

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced the launch this week of the Solomon Islands Professional Women's Network—the first association of its kind in the Solomon Islands to drive economic growth and reduce poverty by promoting equal opportunities for women.
Official figures released by the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office this week show a total of 16,381 visitors arrived across the period, 706 more than the 15,675 figure achieved last year.

Solomon Islands’ Q3 Visitor arrivals Continue in Positive Mode

The Solomon Islands tourism industry has closed off Q3 in positive mode with international visitor arrival figures for the nine-month period January – September showing a solid 4.5 per cent increase over the corresponding period in 2015.
Prime Minister Sogavare has described bilateral discussions with the Australian Foreign Minister, Hon Julie Bishop and her delegation in Honiara yesterday as ‘very fruitful.’

PM Describes Bilateral Dialogue with Australian Foreign Minister as ‘Very Fruitful’

Prime Minister Sogavare has described bilateral discussions with the Australian Foreign Minister, Hon Julie Bishop and her delegation in Honiara yesterday as ‘very fruitful.’