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    A global turning point

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    JUTTA URPILAINENCommissioner for International Partnerships, European Commission PROFESSOR ROBERT DUSSEY Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Togolese Abroad AFTER two-and-a-half years of intense negotiations, a successor to the Cotonou Agreement is in sight. On 15 April, we...

    Aussie who tried to import cocaine via Solomons jailed

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    AN Australian will spend at least nine years behind bars for trying to smuggle more than 500 kilogrammes of cocaine into Australia in a yacht via the Solomon Islands. Police said Zhen Tao Qi, 43,...

    Gov’t, Allied Forces urged to deal with bombs here

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    OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale calls on the government to review its WWII wrecks law and to step up protection levels against the risks posed by unexploded bombs to civilians.     The call was made in...

    Wenda calls for Yeimo’s release

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU The chairman of ULMWP, Benny Wenda, has called on the government of Indonesia to release Victor Yeimo, a political activist. Mr Yeimo was arrested on Sunday, May 9. His arrest comes as Indonesia...

    New UK Funding to Boost Climate Disaster Responses.

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    The UK has announced £12 million in new funding to support developing countries to better prepare for and respond to disasters, including those linked to climate change. The funds will go to the Start...

    SOLOMONS-CHINA RELATIONS GROWS STRONGER

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    The historic groundbreaking ceremony to officially begin construction of major sporting infrastructures in Honiara on May 5 has demonstrated the growth of the Solomon Islands-China relations in a short span of time. The state of...

    PACER Plus assessment underway

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    THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade hosted an introductory session on Wednesday 28th April 2021 to kick off consultations for the Rapid Needs Assessment to identify the challenges and opportunities in implementing...

    SI shares initiatives to fight GBV with Pacific women

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    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLO Government through the Ministry of Women this week in the 14th Triennial conference shared home-grown initiatives to address Gender Based Violence. Director for Women Development Division, Vaela Ngai speaking in one of...

    Gender hostility remains a setback to Women Economic Empowerment

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo THE 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women highlights that the progress of the Beijing Platform for Action on Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) has been outweighed by political, cultural and administrative challenges. Some of...

    Australia steps up towards Pacific Women empowerment programme

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    BY BEN BILUAGizo AUSTRALIAN Government has committed AUD170 million towards women empowerment programme in the Pacific. Speaking during the opening of the 14th Triennial Conference on Tuesday, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women,...