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    Australia steps up towards Pacific Women empowerment programme

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    BY BEN BILUAGizoAUSTRALIAN 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,...

    New British High Commissioner

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    The UK Government, through its Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), has announced the appointment of a new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and the Republic of Nauru.FCDO said in a statement Thomas Edward...

    SI constantly among 10 global disaster most-at-risk countries

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    BY JARED KOLISOLOMON Islands is consistently ranked among the 10 most-at-risk countries in the world in global disaster.This is according to a new transport strategy (Transport Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map 2021–2025) for...

    Pacific labour mobility arrangements under review

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    BY BEN BILUAGizoPACIFIC Trade Ministers have noted that there is a need for a comprehensive assessment on the existing labour mobility arrangements in the region.A Labour Mobility Reference Group has been engaged to guide...

    Vote for DMP

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    BY ELTON LONARATHA JNRSolomon Island renowned boy band Doorman’s Projects (DMP) has made it again into the final round of three days online voting in the World’s largest online music competition – Djooky Music...

    SI Scouts gain independence

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    AFTER 94 years as a branch of the United Kingdom Scout Association, the Solomon Islands Scout Association, is now independent and is the 172nd member of the World Organisation of the Scouting Movement (WOSM).This...

    Gender hostility remains a setback to Women Economic Empowerment

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    BY BEN BILUAGizoTHE 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...

    Wenda calls for Yeimo’s release

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITUThe 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...

    Pacific Fisheries Surveillance Operation a success

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    The first Forum Fisheries Agency coordinated fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance operation of 2021, Operation Rai Balang concluded last week after two weeks of increased surveillance effort in eight Pacific nations.  National organisations in Federated...

    ‘New rules needed on harmful subsidies’

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    BY BEN BILUAGizoMINISTER of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Jeremiah Manele is urging World Trade Organisation (WTO) members to establish new rules on harmful subsidies.Speaking during the WTO fisheries negotiations last week, Manele stressed...