All Archive February 2017

Affairs and Trade, Ms Adamson, meets with
Australian High Commission staff during her visit to Honiara this week.

Australia's DFAT Secretary Visits Solomon Islands

Secretary of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ms Frances Adamson, will visit Honiara on 23 and 24 February to meet with Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and Foreign Minister Milner Tozaka to discuss Solomon Islands transition from RAMSI and Australia’s ongoing commitment to the country’s security.
The IUU Regulation is the EU's main tool in the fight against illegal fishing.

EC Removes Solomon Islands 'Yellow Card'

The European Commission (EC) has decided to lift the 'yellow card' for Solomon Islands, recognising the significant progress the country has made in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
Mr Manele was speaking in Parliament yesterday on his contributions to the Pacific Games 2023 Bill 2016.

We Can Do It: Manele

Parliamentary Opposition Leader Jeremiah Manele says he is confident that Solomon Islands can successfully host the Pacific Games 2023.
Australian High Commissioner Rod Brazier visits Malaita

Australian High Commissioner Rod Brazier visits Malaita

Australian High Commissioner Rod Brazier has made his first visit outside of Guadalcanal to Auki, Malaita Province on 14 and 15 February 2017.
Article Misleading: Manele

Article Misleading: Manele

Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Group Honourable Jeremiah Manele says allegations of assassination of Members of Parliament (MPs) are serious that warrant police investigation.
The Ministry also fears that with many homes inundated with flood water and mud, virus-carrying mosquitos may put the local population at risk.

Health Ministry Braces for Possible Spike in Waterborne Diseases

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services says that it is preparing for a possible spike in waterborne diseases, this after week of heavy rain and flooding in Honiara and parts of the Solomon Islands.
Solomon Islands started the second half strongly and equalized in the 51st minute through Ellis Mana.

Solomon Islands U17 Holds Fiji to a Draw

The Solomon Islands held Fiji to a 1-1 draw in their first pool match in the OFC U17 Championship in Tahiti.
The High Commissioner briefed the Premier on Australia’s commitment to continue to support security and stability in Solomon Islands after RAMSI departs in June 2017.

Australian High Commissioner Meets Guadalcanal Premier

Australian High Commissioner Rod Brazier paid a courtesy call on the Guadalcanal Premier, Hon Anthony Veke and members of the Guadalcanal Provincial Executive at the Guadalcanal Provincial Headquarters.
Former Miss PNG Ruby Laufa.

Suspect in Custody over Death of former Miss PNG

PNG Police say that charges will be laid against a suspect in the death of former Miss PNG Ruby Laufa.
APTC Certificate III in Hospitality (multi-skill small accommodation) students with their trainer Mr William Hetherington and tutor, Ms Molina Kwato’o.

APTC-SINU Joint Hospitality Training Initiative

Training has commenced for 16 female Solomon Islands students undertaking the Certificate III in Hospitality (multi-skill small accommodation) program delivered by the Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) at the Solomon Islands National University’s (SINU) Institute of Tourism and Hospitality.
In the Solomon Islands, Mr McCully will discuss New Zealand’s ongoing partnership with the country, particularly how to move it forward once the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) ends in June 2017.

New Zealand's Foreign Minister to visit PNG and the Solomon Islands

New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands next week for meetings with their political leaders about partnerships, economic development and maintaining political stability.
“A healthy, robust democracy makes for a vital and prosperous people and a strong and united nation,” said Australian High Commissioner Rod Brazier at the opening of the workshop yesterday.

Australia Supports Democracy in Solomon Islands

Australia is helping to strengthen democratic processes in Solomon Islands with workshops for political parties in Honiara this week and next.
Water authorities have also reminded residents in Honiara to boil water, “as the recent flooding has caused contamination to some of Honiara’s main water sources.”

Hundreds Affected by Heavy Downpour

Heavy rain has left hundreds without shelter, with the worst affected forced to seek temporary shelter at school halls, others with friends and relatives.
Goldridge Community Investment chairman Walton Naezon told Radio New Zealand last week he expected to see work to begin on restarting the mine in the second week of February.

Moves to Restart Gold Ridge Mine

The Solomon Islands government is pushing for the controversial gold ridge mine to reopen, ABC Radio Australia reported.

Sogavare Reaffirms Taiwan Alliance

Taiwan’s efforts at surveying and protecting flora show that it is a “close ally,” Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said, adding that Solomon Islands would continue to support Taiwan at UN assemblies and other international occasions.
A building in Makira badly damaged by the earthquake in December 2016.

WHO and UNICEF Continue Emergency Response Efforts in Makira Province

WHO and UNICEF are partnering with local civil society and the provincial government to deliver health and education supplies to those affected by the 7.8 magnitude December earthquake in Makira province.

Australia Awards Scholarships Now Open for 2018

The Australia Awards Scholarships 2018 intake is now open for eligible Solomon Islanders.