Economy Archive February 2017

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.