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    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...

    The good Samaritans

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    Local students assist in disaster voluntary recovery work in Fiji BY JARED KOLI "LOVE your neighbour as you love yourself," said young Eugene Gavibatu, "does not refer to the ones close to your home." "It actually refers...

    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...

    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...

    Country pays tribute to Sir Michael Somare

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    BY ALFRED PAGEPITU THE Papua New Guinea / Solomon Islands community joined the Pacific in remembering the life of one of the most iconic leaders in the region, Grand Chief Sir Michael Thomas Somare in...

    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...

    PM covid-vaccine pledge gains British envoy approval

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    BRITISH High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Dr Brian Jones has spoken highly of the Prime Minister for raising his hands to be among the first to be vaccinated in the country. The acknowledgement was made...

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

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    BY BRIAN LEZUTUNI WITH 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...

    Proud in culture, strong in spirit

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    Yuendumu Doors exhibition launched HONIARA 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...

    VIEWPOINT- Pacific Way(s) and regionalism

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    TARCISIUS KABUTAULAKA THE tumultuous dispute over the selection of the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), which led to Micronesian countries deciding to withdraw from the premier regional organisation, provides an opportunity to...