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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

US offer of police training welcomed

By EDDIE OSIFELO Solomon Islanders have welcomed the...

SINPF approves new investments

BY NED GAGAHE The SINPF Board has approved...

GOVERNMENT PAYS LSL $20M

Remaining balance to be settled November By EDDIE...

Seasonal work for us in Aussie under threat

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BY BEN BILUAGizo Red 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...

US envoy warns of aid that benefits one person, party

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THE U.S. ambassador to the Solomon Islands Erin McKee has warned Pacific Islands against "aid that benefits one person, one party and one bank account" - remarks that come after the Solomons were beset...

From White River to Nauru

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How a young man overcame hardship to become police officer BY ALFRED PAGEPITU Financially crippled as a young man in the Solomon Islands, Jonathan Paul Atanikakia has found his calling in the tiny Pacific nation of...

We must seal the fisheries deal: Falemaka

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BY BEN BILUA Gizo Trade talks aimed at creating rules to stop countries providing harmful subsidies to their fishing fleets are reaching a climax with much at stake for Solomon Islands and the Pacific. Mere Falemaka, the...

PM Briefed on Projects under US Development.

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The United States of America this week updated Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on plans to upgrade the former’s development programmes in the country.  The US Deputy Chief of Mission from the Port Moresby Embassy, Mr....

Pillaging people’s Tubi trees

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Villagers fight to reclaim stolen logs from Gov’t & Asian logger By OFANI EREMAE AT Korona logging base on San Jorge island in Solomon Islands’ Isabel province, the logging machinery lay quiet. Except for the movement of...

Good news for SI seasonal workers

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BY BEN BILUAGizo AUSTRALIA 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...

US STEP-UP

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President Biden pledges closer partnership with Pacific region BY BEN BILUASuva, Fiji UNITED States President Joe Biden’s administration has stepped up its relationship with Pacific Islands Forum countries embarking on renewed bilateral and multilateral assistances. Vice President...

DD HOLIDAY INN MAKES COMEBACK

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By EDDIE OSIFELO LOCAL tourism operators in the country were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic when Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare declared a State of Public Emergency in March 2020. Their businesses which heavily relied on...

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,...