All Archive August 2018

Remote voting, regular reviews of the voters' register and higher candidate nomination fees are some of the changes to be brought in.

Solomon Islands Passes New Electoral Laws

The Rick Hou led government has garnered necessary support to pass new laws aimed at strengthening Solomon Islands' electoral system.
“Well I am hoping to make my name in the region like my brother as I am following in his footsteps," Ragomo said.

Solomon Islands Ragomo Follows Brothers Footsteps

The name Ragomo is synonymous with one of the region’s most recognizable futsal stars – Elliot – but the 27-year-old isn’t the only family member with regional dominance on the agenda.
NBV Chief Operating Officer Stuart Mathison said NBV has opened thousands of rural accounts over the years but noted that many of these new customers never transacted again after their initial deposit due to the cost of banking.

Close to 30,000 Rural ni-Vanuatu to be Migrated to Electronic Banking

Addressing low usage, cost of travel and lack of opportunities to transact, the National Bank of Vanuatu (NBV) has announced the migration of close to 30,000 of its rural customers from a legacy paper-based passbook system to electronic and mobile banking.
The cruise itineraries feature visits to remote villages along with plentiful opportunity to discover the region’s amazing coral pastures and abundant marine life with daily dive and snorkel options.

Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises Announces Exciting New Adventures

Heralding a long-awaited return to dedicated Solomon Islands small-ship cruise programs, newly formed Solomon Islands Discovery Cruises (SIDC) has announced its plans to operate six adventure itineraries in 2018 and 2019.
Jurong Bird Park is a world-famous bird zoo where there are specimens of magnificent bird life from around the world.

Solomon Islands Sends Endangered Doves to Singapore

About 60 Santa Cruz Ground-Doves have been shipped from Solomon Islands to Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park to form an assurance colony with the hope of repopulating their homeland.

Provincial Capital Development Fund Continues to Touch Lives

The Solomon Islands Government’s flagship “Provincial Capacity Development Fund” (PCDF) is continuing to touch lives in rural communities across the country, ten years after its inception in 2008.
ADF helicopters touch down on Bellona Island.

Australia Rescues Survivors of Brutal Attack

A child has been murdered and four other people seriously injured, following an ‘attack’ in Bellona Island in Solomon Islands.
Ms. Clark is in Honiara at the invitation of UNDP to engage with youths as well as provide support to women’s political participation in view of the upcoming National General Elections.

Helen Clark Arrives in Solomon Islands

This week, Ms. Helen Clark, the former New Zealand Prime Minister and former UNDP Administrator begins her visit to Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Patrick Taroga celebrates his goal against Vanuatu.

Solomon Islands U19 Makes it to Semi-finals

Already assured a place in the semi-finals, Solomon Islands entered the match a step off their usual form.
Mr. Mose Saitala, Chief Executive Officer of SIEC (L) and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Mr. George Palua at the launch.

Voter Registration Launched

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has launched the 2018 Voter Registration Update in Honiara yesterday morning.

Strong Statement by Solomon Islands in Opener

Solomon Islands have put their most recent loss to New Caledonia behind them, coming from behind to claim a 3-2 victory at Stade Fautaua on the opening day of Group B action at the OFC U-19 Championship.

Australia Continues to Invest in Pacific Skills

The Australian Government says that it will continue to build on its longstanding investment in Pacific skills by strengthening Australia’s flagship Pacific vocational training facility.
Batram Suri makes his national coaching debut against former opponent Felix Tagawa of New Caledonia.

Suri Meets Old Foe in U19 Challenge

A reunion between two legendary Oceania footballers will take place when Solomon Islands play New Caledonia on second day of the 2018 OFC U-19 Champions in Papeete, Tahiti this afternoon.
Munda workshop with participants.

PTI Australia’s Digital Tourism Workshop

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia recently partnered with Tourism Solomons and Australian Aid initiative, Strongim Bisnis, to deliver two hugely successful Digital Tourism workshops in Honiara and Munda, Solomon Islands in July. The workshops were attended by over 28 local tourism operators.
Prime Minister Hou took the lead in addressing the issue, and with the worst of it now over, pledging to crackdown on those responsible and find a permanent solution.

PM Orders Audit into Drug Procurement

Prime Minister Rick Hou has ordered an audit into the country’s drug procurement system.
Whistleblowers Protection Act Passed in Parliament

Whistleblowers Protection Act Passed in Parliament

Solomon Islands has become part of a handful of countries that has a Whistleblower Protection Act, one that seeks to protect those that expose corrupt practices in the workplace or in dealings with public officials.
The Federal Government’s Seasonal Worker Program can assist growers in employing new workers.

Meeting Labour Needs in Lockyer Valley and Bundaberg

The Federal Government’s Seasonal Worker Program can assist growers in employing new workers.

Prehistoric Mass Graves May be Linked to Tsunamis

New research by UNSW scientists points to prehistoric mass graves being related to tsunamis. The findings could change how researchers interpret coastal human settlement in prehistory.