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    CBSI GOVERNOR SUGGEST UPSCALE IN SEASONAL WORK

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    By Mavis N PodokoloTHE Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, Dr Luke Forau has suggested an upscale of the labour mobility and seasonal workers scheme to entice remittance into the country.The Governor...

    Proud in culture, strong in spirit

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    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

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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...

    Good news for SI seasonal workers

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    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...

    New partnership against covid-19

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    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,...

    Seasonal work for us in Aussie under threat

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    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...

    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...

    Puna warns PIF countries on accessing loans

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    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...

    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,...

    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...