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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Police get caps from Aust and NZ

    Police have received new caps from programmes under Australia and New Zealand.The Australian Solomon Island Police Development Programme (SIPDP) and New Zealand Solomon Police Support Programme (SIPSP) says they are proud to unite to...

    Proud in culture, strong in spirit

    Yuendumu Doors exhibition launchedHONIARA residents will be able to view a weeklong Australian Indigenous art exhibition launched today at the National Art Gallery by the Australian High Commissioner, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and External...

    Pacific labour mobility arrangements under review

    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...

    VIEWPOINT- What the Western countries get wrong about China

    FRANK S.V BILAUPAINE*HoniaraAT the end of third quarter of 2019, Solomon Islands Government switched diplomatic relations from Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) to the People’s Republic of China (PRC), there are numerous concerns echoed still by...

    Good news for SI seasonal workers

    BY BEN BILUAGizoAUSTRALIA is committed to keeping the doors open for Pacific seasonal workers and to ensuring conditions for workers arriving from Asia on new visa schemes match those of Pacific workers.Australia's Minister for...

    Japan offers to provide covid-19 vaccines for SI

    JAPAN has offered to provide COVID-19 vaccines to Solomon Islands it is current manufacturing once the World Health Organisation (WHO) approves it.The AstraZeneca vaccines will be provided through the COVAC facility.Japanese Prime Minister Suga...

    New partnership against covid-19

    UNICEF and the United States Government through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) yesterday announced a new US$1.5 million partnership to support governments around the region, including Fiji, Kiribati, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu,...

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

    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...

    RISKS REMAIN…But CBSI boss predicts recovery

    By BRIAN LEZUTUNIThe Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Luke Forau predicts the economy will emerge from the COVID-induced economic recession next year, but warns that there are many risks ahead and challenges...

    Seasonal work for us in Aussie under threat

    BY BEN BILUAGizoRed tape and a new seasonal work visa for people from Asian nations are threatening opportunities for Solomon Islanders to work in Australia.In June, Australian agriculture Minister David Littleproud, announced a new...