Economy Archive October 2023

The training aims to increase nurses’ awareness and knowledge of the HINI, which is known to be highly effective in addressing undernutrition and mortality, especially during the first 1,000 days of a child’s life.

Guadalcanal Province Nurses Complete Training

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) National Nutrition Unit and Guadalcanal Nutrition Program, with the support of NRH Paediatrician Consultant and UNICEF, successfully completed a five-day training of High Impact Nutrition Intervention (HINI) for Guadalcanal Provincial (GP) nurses.
Retirees in and around Sydney collect goods for schools, clinics and hospitals which are loaded into these containers.

To the Solomon Islands With Love

Clothes are like gold to many of the 720,000 people in the Solomon Islands, where three quarters of the population live in rural communities and are subsistence farmers – they eat mainly what they grow, which is their full-time work.
The $10 commemorative banknote is produced in a limited quantity, making it a treasured collector’s item and a significant component of Solomon Islands numismatic heritage.

CBSI Launches New $10 Note to Commemorate Games

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands has launched the new $10 banknote, dedicated to commemorating the upcoming 17th Pacific Games scheduled to be held in Honiara from November 19th to December 2nd, 2023.
Through the training with the Market for Change project, Ms. Andicar has expanded her network and knowledge, and continues to support rural women in her community to participate in further training that will boost their confidence and business.

A Driving Force for Change in Vanuatu’s Rural Community

In the quiet village of Vunaspef on the island of Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu, Elvina Andicar is making a significant impact to the lives of women in her local communities.
Villagers who used to paddle between the communities will now enjoy safer crossing any time of the day and faster access to school for children.

Footbridge Connects Communities in Marovo Lagoon

The communities of Bareho and Tusungoete in Marovo Lagoon, Western Province were able to celebrate this month on the handing over and opening of a Footbridge connecting the two communities.
SINU Vice Chancellor, Prof. Aqorau said, “The UQ-SINU partnership presents a unique opportunity to elevate our institution's standing both nationally and internationally. With these advancements, we come closer to realizing SINU's vision of being a crucial player in the educational, social, and economic development of the Solomon Islands.”

SINU Visit to University of Queensland Aim to Strengthen Ties

The Vice-Chancellor of Solomon Islands National University (SINU), Professor Transform Aqorau, and his team successfully visited the University of Queensland (UQ) from the 25th to the 27th of October 2023.
The Solomon Islands businesses, who responded to an open application circulated by SICCI and were competitively selected based on their export readiness and their products’ potential appeal to US buyers.

U.S. Government Hosts Business Study Tour for Solomon Islands Agribusinesses

Six Solomon Islands businesses and the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) travelled to the United States this month, for a market linkages and business networking study tour.
The hybrid power systems handed over by Australia, combines solar and generator technology to ensure uninterrupted power supply even in off-grid locations.

Hybrid Power Systems to Improve Rural Connectivity

Australia and Our Telekom have achieved a major milestone in the Solomon Islands' telecommunications enhancement project.
The multidisciplinary oncology team from the Canberra Region Cancer Centre visited the National Referral Hospital to examine workflows, processes and policies in the NRH Oncology Unit, which the Australian team helped to commission in 2018.

Australian Medical Experts Enhances Capacity for Cancer and Palliative Care

Solomon Airlines has again supported an expert oncology team from Canberra Australia in their mission to help develop medical services for cancer and palliative care patients.
Prime Minister Sogavare acknowledged the Landowners and the donor partners of New Zealand and Australia that made the Airport upgrade possible.

Seghe Airport to Begin Upgrade

This week, the national government, led by Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare MP joined other stakeholders to officiate the ground- breaking ceremony to officially start the upgrading of Seghe airport.
As an outcome of the training, youths are expected to plan anti-corruption activities to implement in their respective wards.

UNDP Holds Anti-Corruption Workshop for Youths

A new round of workshops on anti-corruption for youths has been conducted in the capital city under UNDP´s Transparency and Accountability Project (TAP).
“Due to overfishing in most areas, we decided to adopt this initiative to manage our sea resources so that we can benefit from it,” says Remy Amos, the Chair of Peava community Marine Resource Management Committee.

Peava Community, a Marine Resource Management Champion

Nestled on the eastern edge of Gatokae Island, in the picturesque Marovo lagoon, Western Province, lies a community that has been a shining example of integrating conservation, sustainable fisheries management, tourism and traditional knowledge to reduce overfishing pressures and improve the livelihoods of people.
Guadalcanal Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Chief Supt. Rodney Kuma, and AFP RAPPP Advisor, Supt. Adam McCormack, during the opening of the Tetere Police Station leaf hut.

Tetere and Henderson Police Station Open Neutral Huts

Two more leaf huts have been opened at Tetere Police Station on the Guadalcanal plains and Henderson Police Station in East Honiara last week.
The PALM scheme family accompaniment pilot will allow 200 eligible long-term PALM scheme workers from the Pacific to bring their immediate family members to Australia.

Solomon Island Families Will Soon Be Able to Join Partners Engaged Under PALM Scheme

Solomon Islanders participating in the Pacific Australia Labour Mobility (PALM) scheme will soon be able to bring immediate family members over to Australia under the PALM scheme family accompaniment pilot scheduled for launch in 2024.
The Royal Canada Mounted Police (RCMP) is further investigating this matter.

Solomon Islander Loses Life Following Motor Vehicle Accident in Canada

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade has offered its condolences to the family of a Solomon Islands national who sadly lost his life in a motor vehicle accident in Canada on Tuesday morning (Canadian local time).
Last month, Limmer allegedly posted two illegally obtained birdwing butterflies from the Solomon Islands for around $480, according to the indictment.

New York Man Caught Smuggling Butterflies From Solomon Islands

A New York man from Long Islands was charged Tuesday with smuggling more than $200,000 worth of wildlife in and out of the country.
Hon. Lanelle highlighted key areas within the Education Bill during the World Teachers Day celebration on Friday 6th October.

Education Bill to Provide Clear Pathway for the Education System

The Solomon Islands Minister of Education and Human Resources Development, Hon. Lanelle Tanangada is confident that the Education Bill 2023, once passed by Parliament will provide fresh and clear approach to our education system.
Ms. Wignaraja (R) was accompanied by UNDP Resident Representative, Pacific Office, Ms. Munkhtuya (Tuya) Altangerel to discuss further enhancement of UNDP’s partnership with the government.

UNASG/UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific meets Sogavare

The United Nations Assistant Secretary General (UN ASG), UNDP Assistant Administrator and UNDP Director for Asia and the Pacific, Ms. Kanni Wignaraja met with the Hon. Prime Minister, Manasseh Damukana Sogavare yesterday.
The new banknote once officially launched, will both serve as a circulation and a collectors’ banknote as a special token of celebration and remembrance for this sporting occasion of the PG 2023.

CBSI Commemorates Pacific Games With New $10 Note

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) is thrilled to announce its plans to release a new limited-edition $10 commemorative banknote to commemorate a significant event in the Solomon Islands nation’s history—the XVII Pacific Games 2023, which will be held in November here in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Australian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands His Excellency Rod Hilton hands over key to Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

Sogavare Receives Keys to Australian Funded KGVI Dormitories

Prime Minister and Minister for Pacific Games 2023 Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has taken delivery of upgraded facilities at King George VI School from the Government and people of Australia on Friday.

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