All Archive January 2017

The Tina hydro facility will generate upwards of 20 megawatt once completed, providing access to renewable energy for more than 100,000 people in and around the capital Honiara.

Concessional Loan Granted for Tina Hydro Project

The Solomon Islands Government has received a grant of US$15 million in concessional loans for its Tina Hydro Project.
The Opposition Group says direct text messages between a Bintang executive with the Prime Minister has raised a lot of questions.

PMs Link with Bintang ‘Highly Suspicious’

The Parliamentary Opposition Group says text messages revealing the Prime Ministers connection with Bintang Mining Company Limited has put the integrity of the Prime Minister into serious question.
APID machines conducting its bauxite mining operation in Rennell.

Cabinet Decision on Bauxite a Disgrace: Opposition

The Parliamentary Opposition Group says the Cabinet’s decision to give zero duty to Bintang Company to export bauxite is not in the best interest of our people and the economy of this country.

Lawyers Issue Warning to SIBC over SIPA Inquiry Reporting

Lawyers of the recently terminated Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer, Collin Yow, have warned the national broadcaster (SIBC) that it should immediately stop any publication of matters regarding Mr Yow and the Commission of Inquiry’s report.
The matter was reported to authorities in Singapore, with PNG authorities also investigating the incident.

Immigration Stands Ready to Assist in Air Niugini Investigations

The Solomon Islands Immigration office says that it stands ready to assist in investigations by Air Niugini over disturbance on its flight to Singapore by a passenger who was said to have transited through Honiara last week.
The Ministry says that simple precautionary measure should be taken, such as washing hands regularly, avoiding crowded living and sleeping conditions and avoid exposing young children to smoke.

Cause of Death in Children Confirmed as Meningococcal Meningitis

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services has confirmed that the mystery illness which killed three children over the festive season has been identified as meningococcal meningitis.
The decision to move to the larger antenna was made due to the rapid growth in data usage by Our Telekom subscribers.

Our Telekom Boosts Connectivity

Our Telekom is in the process of upgrading its receiving antenna size, increasing the amount of throughput available to their subscribers.
Preserving Staple Crops in the Islands

Preserving Staple Crops in the Islands

PACIFIC island crop diversity is especially hard to maintain because most of the crops do not produce seeds. Preserving them requires saving a part of the plant itself.
Huawei will install a fibre-optic cable linking Sydney to Honiara.

Huawei Contracted to Install Fibre Optic Cable

The submarine division of Chinese telecoms equipment manufacturer Huawei, has been contracted by the Solomon Islands government to install a fibre-optic cable linking Sydney to Honiara.
Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Federal National Council Speaker; Dr Thani Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; and Adnan Z. Ameen, Director-General of Irena, during the agency’s 2017 Legislators Forum in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

Solomon Islands included in ADFD Clean Energy Project

Four renewable energy projects in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The design of this wonderful coin pays tribute to the act of endurance, heroism and leadership shown by Lieutenant John F. Kennedy in 1943 during WWII in the Pacific, specifically the Solomon Islands.

Exclusive Solomon Islands JFK Commemorative $1 Coin

Bullion Exchanges and the Royal Australian Mint proudly offer an exclusive 1 oz. Silver JFK Commemorative $1 coin honouring the 100th anniversary of the birth of John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963) – the 35th President of the United States.
Australian High Commissioner Rod Brazier (middle) with Permanent Secretary MOFT, Harry Kuma (left)  and A/g Permanent Secretary MHMS, Arnold Moveni (right) after signing an agreement committing Australia to a new phase of support to the Solomon Islands health sector.

Australia Commits to a New Phase of Support to the Solomon Islands Health Sector

Australia and Solomon Islands today signed an agreement of up to AU$66 million (SB$377 million) over four years (2017 to 2020) for the Solomon Islands Health Sector.