All Archive September 2023

Funding for the TiT program was provided by Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) through the Education Sector Support Program.

Untrained Primary Teachers Graduate With Certificate in Primary Teaching

A total of 232 Teachers in Training (TIT) also known as untrained or unqualified teachers have attained Certificate in Teaching (Primary) qualifications and are now eligible to become registered teachers.
Sisters of Charity on Solomon Islands.

Sisters of Charity Serving People in Need on Solomon Islands

The Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul are serving the poor and marginalized at their mission on the Solomon Islands, and local women are responding to their invitation to explore a religious vocation.
President Joe Biden, center, stands with Cook Islands Prime Minister Mark Stephen Brown, left, and Kiribati's President Taneti Maamau during a group photo with Pacific Islands Forum leaders at the White House in Washington.

Biden Pushes For More Funding For Pacific Island Nations

President Joe Biden called on Congress to approve an additional U.S. $200 million of assistance for Pacific island nations, the latest move in his administration’s push to counter Chinese influence in a region crucial to U.S. defense.
An aerial view of the new Munda International Airport in the Western Province.

Solomon Airlines Plans Special Flight for Opening of Munda International Airport

Solomon Airlines has announced a great opportunity for passengers to become part of the exciting and historic opening of the SBD$60 million Munda International Airport Terminal.
The long-term trade suspensions on some CITES-listed species in the Solomon Islands, coming from the Review of Significant Trade process, were discussed. There were also sessions with traders to discuss their needs and challenges and with The Nature Conservancy.

Solomon Islands Renews Commitment to CITES Following Joint Mission

The Government of the Solomon Islands has renewed its commitment to the implementation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Around 80 coaches from the different sports federation gathered at the High Performance Centre to mark the significant celebration.

Global Coaches Day Celebrated

The Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport (SINIS), yesterday successfully celebrated with coaches the ‘International Council for Coaching Excellence (ICCE) Global Coaches Day.
Rokoua Rasaku will take his place in a youthful men's rugby sevens team.

Fiji to Send Youthful Sevens Team to Pacific Games in Honiara

Fiji's 7s mens back-to-back Olympic rugby sevens champions will take a youthful team to the Pacific Games in Honiara.
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare addresses the UN General Assembly in New York City, US, on Sep 22, 2023.

Prime Minister Sogavare Will Miss White House Summit

The US is disappointed that Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will not attend a Pacific Islands summit with US President Joe Biden next week, the White House said on Saturday.
PM Sogavare and UN SG Antonio Guterres.

Prime Minister Sogavare Meets With UN Secretary General

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare MP this week held a special bilateral meeting with the United Nation’s Secretary General, His Excellency Antonio Guterres at the United Nations (UN) HeadQuarters in New York.
Mathew Palmer is an Australian Performance Coach specializing in individual wellbeing management for athletes.

SINIS Welcomes New Athlete Performance Coordinator

Solomon Islands National Institute of Sport (SINIS) has welcome its new Athlete Performance Coordinator, Matthew Palmer who will be joining the High Performance Centre Staff up until the upcoming XVII Pacific Games.
Rafa did not make it in time for the game against Tonga, which Solomon Islands won comfortably 5-1. Rafa might feature in the semi-finals against Fiji.

Star Striker Lea'i Heading to Auckland for Olympic Qualifiers

Star forward Raphael Lea’i has been racing time to get to Auckland to help his Solomon Islands side in their efforts to qualify for next year’s Paris Olympics.
“The security support needed for both events is huge and Australia’s affirmative response will definitely fill security gaps,” the office of Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said in a statement Monday.

Solomon Islands Says Australia Will Increase and Extend Security Deployment

Australia will increase its security force in the Solomon Islands to help ensure stability during the Pacific Games and next year’s national elections, according to recent government statements.
Hon. Wale also said the irregularities around how the firearms entered the country is proof of the Government’s poor decision-making.

Investigate Replica Arms Shipment: Wale

Leader of Opposition Hon. Matthew Wale has called on the Police Commissioner to come clean following an Al Jazeera report that the ‘replica’ firearms supplied by China to the RSIPF were actually real firearms.

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