Economy Archive July 2024

Acting Deputy Commissioner, Administration, CSSI, Chris Bywecki, making closing remarks.

Australia Suppports Correctional Services Infrastructure Priorities

Australia was pleased to hand over eight pre-fabricated building modules for Correctional Services Solomon Islands (CSSI) at Rove Headquarters this week.
Australian High Commission Minister Counsellor, Ms. Lindsay Buckingham and Ms. Hellen Ha’apisi, Human Resource Manager Solomon Islands Customs and Excise Division with Minister Buckingham.

Celebrating Women's Contribution to the Public Service

Minister for Public Service Hon. John Tuhaika Jnr and Australian High Commission Minister Counsellor Lindsay Buckingham have jointly launched a Women of Influence publication series with four outstanding senior women public servants who have made significant contributions to public service and national development in Solomon Islands.
As a nation of diverse cultures and traditions, our single most important task is to remain committed to the spirit of togetherness and embrace our diverse values and principles. We must continue to cultivate a culture of mutual respect and tolerance.

Independence Message from the Prime Minister

My fellow Solomon Islanders, men, women, boys, girls and all our friends.
The visit to the 15 MW renewable energy project was an opportunity to discuss the achievements and upcoming works for the tunnel and dam site set to commence in the coming months.

World Bank Country Director visits Tina River Hydropower Project

The World Bank Country Director for Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, Mr Stephen Ndegwa, visited the Tina River Hydropower Development Project site in central Guadalcanal this week to view the progress made on the project since his previous visit in late 2023.
Solomon Airlines will operate Flight IE726 as a 2-hour 50-minute non-stop service every Thursday departing at 9.00am, arriving in Santo at 12.50pm local time.

Solomon Airlines Begin Flights to Santo

Solomon Airlines first flight from Brisbane to Vanuatu’s Santo Espiritu landed to an applause from onlookers and a water canon salute at Santo-Pekoa International Airport, marking the recommencement of a weekly international service from Brisbane, Australia.
As Minister Tuhaika returns from the forum, he is determined to apply the insights gained to further enhance the effectiveness and responsiveness of public services in Solomon Islands.

Minister Speaks at Ministerial Roundtable at UN Public Service Forum

The Minister of Public Service, Hon. John Tuhaika Jr had recently attended the prestigious UN Public Service Forum held in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
“This Agreement is not just about enhancing connectivity between our nations; it is about bringing our peoples closer together, fostering economic growth, and creating opportunities for our businesses and communities."

New Zealand and Solomon Islands Sign Revised Air Service Agreement

Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Peter Shanel Agovaka has signed a revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) with New Zealand’s Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Hon. Winston Peters in Honiara.
Farmers form the backbone of the agriculture sector and the economy, yet, they continue to face numerous challenges in accessing resources and market.

Unlocking Agriculture's Full Potential a Top Priority

The Hon. Minister for the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL), Franklyn Derek Wasi has outlined top priorities he plans to achieve to boost the development of the agriculture sector in the country.
Seghe Airfield upgrade was completed under the Solomon Islands Provincial Airfields project – co-funded by the governments of New Zealand, Australia, and Solomon Islands.

Seghe Airport Upgrade Completed and Handed Over

The New Zealand and Australian governments yesterday handed over the upgraded Seghe Airfield to the Solomon Islands government.
Vice Chairperson for Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption Anika Kingmele says this auspicious day marks the beginning of a milestone for SIICAC.


Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption (FICAC) has signed an MOU with the Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption (SIICAC) with the overall objective of mutual and collaborative understanding and sharing common knowledge and continuous capacity building between the two agencies in the fight against corruption.
According to the latest World Health Organisation malaria report, Solomon Islands is dealing with more than 160,000 cases a year and, even though the government has a plan to eliminate malaria by 2030, the country hasn't adapted to the mosquitoes' new behaviour.

Guadalcanal Province Donates Bed Nets to Correctional Services

The Guadalcanal Province Vector Borne Disease Control Program recently donated eight bales of mosquito bed nets to the Correctional Service Solomon Islands (CSSI) at the Guadalcanal Provincial Warehouse in Honiara.
Currently there are around 6982 Solomon Islands workers participating in the PALM scheme in Australia and have remitted approximately SBD 247million into the Solomon Islands economy.

Manele hails Labour Mobility as Short-Medium Term Solution to Unemployment

Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele has hailed the Australia-Pacific Labour Mobility Scheme as a vital short-medium solution for Solomon Islands unemployment situation.
Two of such meetings were with the Project Design Team (Fukunaga Architect and Engineers – FAE) and the Kitano Construction Corporation in Tokyo, Japan.

Health Minister Meets with Kiluufi Improvement Project Team

Solomon Islands Health Minister, Hon. Dr Pail Popora Bosawai who recently was in Japan met up various stakeholders that have been involved in the preparation for the upcoming Kiluufi Hospital Improvement Project.
“On behalf of the Naha Community, I say thank you to the Australian Government for your unfailing commitment to this project. The Naha community will always be there to support in whatever way we can,” says Project community representative, Mr Robert Pisu.

Naha Community Briefed on Health Centre Construction

Over 25 leaders from Naha and surrounding communities in East Honiara have endorsed the next steps for the construction of the new SBD250m/AUD45m Naha Birthing and Urban Health Centre.
UXOs identified during the reconnaissance - to be destroyed during Operation Render Safe 2024.

Operation Render Safe to Return

More than 200 personnel will deploy to Western Province this September for the return of Operation Render Safe to Solomon Islands.
The consultation serves as a vital platform to discuss gaps, issues, challenges, and recommendations for development planning and programming.

Planning Ministry Concludes Four Day Consultation

The Ministry of National Planning and Development Coordination (MNPDC) has concluded a pivotal five-day consultation to chart the course for the nation’s development with the Medium-Term Development Plan (MTDP 2025-2029).
The Kam Baek Lo Home, open for  7 days only offers a 20% discount allowing travel at any time between 1 July and 28th December this year.

Solomon Airlines Celebrates Independence with Kam Bak Lo Hom Sales

Solomon Airlines has announced a substantial discount on return fares from Australia, Fiji and Vanuatu to Honiara in an ‘Independence Day Sale’, offering discounted economy fares across international routes.

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