Economy Archive July 2023

Participants at Wango Community-West Makira constituency.

West Makira Women Learn New Crop Management Techniques

More than two hundred women, girls and men in wards 5,6,7 and 8 of West Makira are now able to produce enough food to feed their families in the face of ever increasing impacts of climate change.
Mrs. Patricia Soqoilo, Chief Officer, Food Safety Unit, Environmental Health inspecting a lavatory facility at one of the household in Namoraoni Community.

Namoraoni Community Congratulated for No Open Defecation Achievement

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) congratulates the Namoraoni Community, Malango Ward, Central Constituency in Guadalcanal Province for the achievement of implementing the Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approach and achieving No Open Defecation (NOD).
Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Hon. Jeremiah Manele, and the Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, and the Minister for Defence Industry, Hon. Pat Conroy.

Solomon Islands Reaffirms Bilateral Relations with Australia

Solomon Islands Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Hon. Jeremiah Manele has held a bilateral meeting with the Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, and the Minister for Defence Industry, Hon. Pat Conroy, in Honiara this week.
The discussions covered the overview of CDF, its objectives, medium-term development key focus areas, legislative framework & guidelines, governance structure, program requirements and modalities, implementation pathway – funding process, pros and cons of CDF and its challenges.

Rural Development and Police Discuss Areas of Collaboration

The Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) through its National Crime & Investigation Department (NCID) have discussed potential areas of collaboration to stamp out fraud and corruption in the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) programme.
Solomon Airlines is adding a second A320 this week to boost capacity as it surpasses demands.

Solomon Airlines Prepares to Receive New Aircraft This Week

Solomon Airlines Chairman Mr Frank Wickham has confirmed that the national carrier, Solomon Airlines prepares to receive its second International aircraft this week.
The Republic of Kiribati delegation after a courtesy visit to Senior Trade Officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade and Bio-security Solomons.

Kiribati Delegation Meets Counterparts

A delegation from the Republic of Kiribati are currently in country to meet with key stakeholders on trade between the two countries.
Mr. Stanley D Pirione, Permanent Secretary of MPGIS and Mr. Berdi Berdiyev, UNDP Country Manager in Solomon Islands.

Forging a Path of Progress: Amplifying Collaboration for Enhanced Provincial Governance and Service Delivery

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Provincial Governments and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) have recently formalized their commitment to further cooperation in the area of “Strengthening Provincial Governance and Service Delivery in Solomon Islands.”
Participants were made aware of the potential benefits of gender mainstreaming, such as improved project outcomes, enhanced social inclusivity, and increased community participation.

Tina Hydropower Project Conducts Gender Workshop

The Tina River Hydropower Project (TRHDP) Office hosted a one-day Gender Action Plan (GAP) workshop in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to continue to raise awareness about gender equality and women’s empowerment.
A Memorandum of Arrangement was signed by the Chief-Negotiators, to submit to their respective Governments for approval and authorization to sign the new Air Service Agreement.

Solomon Islands and New Zealand Conclude Talks on Air Service Agreement

Senior officials from Solomon Islands and New Zealand successfully concluded their two-day negotiations to renew the Air Service Agreement (ASA) between the two countries.
Ahead of the 4th Annual Meeting of the RWG set to take place, the various subcommittees of the RWG - the Counselling Subcommittee, Advisory Subcommittee, and Data Collection, Monitoring and Evaluation Subcommittee are also meeting.

Regional Meeting on Family Protection and Domestic Violence Legislation Convenes

Heads of Pacific Government Ministries and Departments with a mandate to co-ordinate the implementation of family protection/domestic violence legislation are in Honiara, Solomon Islands this week.
More than 100 officers gathered for the briefing and Commissioning.

Seconded Officials Prepare to Join Games Workforce

More than 100 public servants, teachers and employees of State-Owned enterprises have been seconded to support the workforce within the Sol2023 Games Organizing Committee for the period of six months starting 17 July 2023.
The six who are from the East Are Are constituency arrived at the Toronto International Airport and were given their work permit by the Canadian Immigration officials.

Six East Are Are Constituents Issued Canadian Work Permits

On the Eve of Solomon Islands 45th Independence Day, six more Solomon Islands nationals arrived in Canada under Solomon Islands growing partnership with Canada on labour mobility.
Ministry of Education and key partners cutting the celebratory cake.

Government Launches Educator Professional Development Framework

The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) recently launched the Whole of Educator Professional Development Framework (WEPD) and new primary schools English and Mathematics curriculum materials.
Trade Commissioner in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Mr. Barrett Salato and the LSA Accounts Manager, Ms. Leanne Furniss.

Recruitment Continues for Labor Solutions Australia

Australia’s leading labour hire and recruitment provider, Labor Solutions Australia (LSA), is currently in the Solomon Islands for a recruitment drive.
Mrs. Pricilla Lole receiving her product from a SPBD representative.

SPBD Launches "White Goods Financing"

South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Microfinance Solomon Islands Ltd is proud to announce the official launch of its newest loan product, “White Goods Financing,” in collaboration with Discount Electricals and Home Leisure (DEHL), one of the largest white goods distributors in the Solomon Islands.
“You stand with the government in our good and bad days. Your resilience and steadfastness is admired. What is most critical is continuous dialogue,” acknowledged the Prime Minister.

Government Acknowledges SICCI

The National Government has acknowledged the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce, SICCI’s resilience and steadfastness despite the country’s critical business environment.
Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and Minister for Defence, Hon. Richard Marles during his visit to the High Dependency Unit at the National Hospital.

Health Minister Thanks Australian Government

Solomon Islands Health Minister, Hon. Dr Culwick Togamana during the handover ceremony of the High Dependency Unit at National Referral Hospital (NRH) thanked the Australian Government for its ongoing support towards the Health System of the country.
“Rising Above and Overcoming our Challenges as One People” is the 2023 Indepence Day Theme.

Independence Theme Endorsed

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet has endorsed this year’s 45th Independence Anniversary Theme following submissions from officials early this month.

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