Economy Archive February 2015

Ministry of Health, Dr Tenneth Dalipanda, Ministry of Agriculture PS Jim Saelea, and Sue Connell, Minister Counsellor DFAT signing the innovative public private partnership.

Australia Supports Food Fortification

The Australian Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Solomon Islands Government, Delite Flour Mill, Solomon Rice Company Limited and other stakeholders on food fortification in the Solomon Islands.

New Melanesian Aviation Partnership Hailed

Solomon Airlines has hailed a decision by fellow Melanesian airlines Air Nuigini and Air Vanuatu to combine resources with the Solomon Islands national carrier to jointly develop and promote partnership in aviation services.
There are about 500 Solomon Islands workers in New Zealand and a lesser but growing number in Australia with 20 more due to depart this week.

People Warned Against Fake Agents

The Solomon Islands foreign affairs ministry has issued a warning to people seeking seasonal work in New Zealand and Australia to be wary of fake recruitment agents.
The National Cocoa Testing Laboratory was officially opened by the visiting Australian Parliamentary Secretary the Hon Steven Ciobo and the Minister for Commerce, Industries, Labour & Immigration, William Marau.

Cocoa Testing Lab Opens

Australia and Solomon Islands have opened a jointly funded National Cocoa Quality Testing Laboratory.
Dengue fever is a severe, flu-like illness that is transmitted through the bite of the dengue mosquito.

Dengue Season in Solomon Islands

It's 'dengue season' in Solomon Islands and people should take action to minimize their risk of getting dengue fever.

Solomon Airlines Set to Fly Sydney-Honiara

Offering major potential for Solomon Islands business, leisure tourism and VFR markets, Solomon Airlines announced today that it will commence operation of a direct Sydney-Honiara service from June 2, 2015, subject to government approval.