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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

    Debt-for-Climate swap could help address COVID-19 debt

    BY BRIAN LEZUTUNIWITH rising debts in the Pacific due to impacts of Covid-19, the Pacific Islands Forum secretariat (PIFS) is heading to the Forum Economic Ministers Meeting later this month with a string of...

    PM: gov’t commits to ‘One China Policy’

    PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Wednesday reiterated the Government’s respect and commitment to the “One China Policy” when he attended the opening of a Photo Exhibition celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Founding of...

    ‘New rules needed on harmful subsidies’

    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...

    PIFS ready to support but SIG failed: Khan

    BY BEN BILUAGizoPAST and present governments have failed to seriously discuss the threat of World War 2 relics on people’s lives in Solomon Islands.This was highlighted during a press conference organised by Pacific Islands...

    Only 2 UNESCO Conventions ratified so far

    By EDDIE OSIFELOSOLOMON Islands has only ratified two UNESCO Conventions.They are:The 1972 World Heritage Convention ratified on the 10 June 1992 andthe 2003 Intangible Cultural Convention (ICH) ratified on the 11 May 2018.The country...

    Manele congratulates Kenilorea Jnr on International appointment.

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele last week congratulates his parliamentary colleague Honorable Peter Kenilorea (Jr), on his successful bid and appointment for the role of President of the Organization...

    Puna warns PIF countries on accessing loans

    BY BEN BILUAGizoSECRETARY General of the Pacific Islands Forum has called on member countries to be wary of loans as COVID-19 continues to stretch Pacific Island’s economic base.Speaking during the Pacific Small Island Developing...

    China, Solomon Islands to enhance parliamentary cooperation

    China's top legislator Li Zhanshu held talks on Wednesday with Solomon Islands' parliament speaker John Patteson Oti via video link, agreeing to enhance exchanges and cooperation between their two legislative bodies.Li, chairman of the...

    UNICEF committed to help SIG achieve SDG6

    BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOUNICEF has assured commitment to working with Solomon Islands Government to achieve Sustainable Development Goal-six.This was echoed by Abigail Tavera, UNICEF RWASH officer.“UNICEF remains committed to working with the government of...

    New MOUs with Morocco

    SOLOMON Islands High Commissioner to Australia, Robert Sisilo, and the non-resident Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco to Solomon Islands, Karim Medrek, signed two Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) and an Agreement to enhance the...