Economy Archive October 2016

Australia Supports Western Province Tourism

The commercial nous of Western Province tourism businesses has received a boost thanks to a small business mentoring program recently held in Munda.
Looking forward, Mr Kraus said the future bodes well for the airline as it moves into a new era in its history with forward plans coming into play designed to give Solomon Airlines a far better chance of turning business around in 2017.

Solomon Airlines Looks to the Future

At the close of what represents one of its most difficult years in recent times, Solomon Airlines GM Operations and Commercial and acting CEO, Gus Kraus, acknowledged the difficulties faced by the national carrier but also pointed to what he sees as a bright future.
The increase in numbers of Solomon Islands seasonal workers to Australia is due to improvements made with the recruitment process, understanding the market intelligences including identifying specific needs of employers (customers), responding to the needs and building a cohesive relationship with Australian Employers.

More Seasonal Workers Bound for Australia and NZ

More Solomon Islanders are benefiting from the Seasonal Workers Program (SWP) with Australia and New Zealand.
Solomon Islanders may feel that the mango fruit is native to Solomon Islands, but the common variety is found in South Asia from where it has been distributed worldwide to become one of the most cultivated fruits in the tropics.

Mangoes Galore!

Mango season is here, and there are plenty to go around.
The Task Force Janus operation is between the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the Ministry of Finance and Treasury.

Major Arrest by Anti-Corruption Taskforce

Police have arrested and charged a senior government official with several counts of Official Corruption.
Runners and walkers breaking out at the start of last year’s event.

Road closure for G’Day Solomon Islands Fun Run this Saturday

The G’Day Solomon Islands Fun Run is on this Saturday 22 October and there are already over 5,000 participants registered.
Dengue fever is caused by the day-biting aedes aegypti mosquito.

Health Authorities Declare Dengue Outbreak

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Health and Medical Services have declared a dengue outbreak in Honiara and Guadalcanal.

Putting Gender and Protection on the Humanitarian Agenda

Actors working in the humanitarian space in the Solomon Islands gathered in Honiara last week to consider how they can better engage with different populations to meet their needs in disaster planning and response.
High Commissioner Byrne congratulated Ms Revo on her selection for the Award, wishing her well for her studies in Australia.

Education Leader Presented Prestigious Ed Smith Memorial Prize

Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development Officer, Ms Frances Revo has been presented with the prestigious Australia Awards Ed Smith Memorial Prize as part of her Australia Award to study a Masters Degree in Education Policy at an Australian University.
"The National Population Policy places great priority on overcoming inequalities and exclusions – building fairer, freer and more caring communities that include everyone, regardless of differences."

National Population Policy Launched

Continuing efforts to ensure targeted national development planning in the Solomon Islands reached a milestone today with the launch of its National Population Policy 2017-2026.

Australia Alumni Meet and Greet Night

Alumni of the prestigious Australia Award Scholarship Program joined forces on Wednesday night to share experiences, and learn something new about each other.
“Pacific Eden has the honour of being the largest cruise ship and the first P&O vessel to visit the City of Gizo – a major event for the community,” said Sture Myrmell P&O Cruises president.

History Making Cruise in the Solomon Islands

P&O Cruises’ Pacific Eden became the largest cruise ship to visit Gizo on 30 September, and the first cruise vessel to berth at the new Honiara City wharf in the Solomon Islands on 1 October.