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Riot torn businesses to receive payments soon

By EDDIE OSIFELOABOUT 162 businesses affected by...

INQUIRY SOON

BLC sets to inquire into decision to...

CBSI COMMITTED TO NEW PAYMENTS SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT 

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI)...

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...

PACER Plus assessment underway

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade hosted an introductory session on Wednesday 28th April 2021 to kick off consultations for the Rapid Needs Assessment to identify the challenges and opportunities in implementing...

SI shares initiatives to fight GBV with Pacific women

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOGovernment through the Ministry of Women this week in the 14th Triennial conference shared home-grown initiatives to address Gender Based Violence.Director for Women Development Division, Vaela Ngai speaking in one of...

Gender hostility remains a setback to Women Economic Empowerment

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BY BEN BILUAGizoTHE 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women highlights that the progress of the Beijing Platform for Action on Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) has been outweighed by political, cultural and administrative challenges.Some of...

Australia steps up towards Pacific Women empowerment programme

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BY BEN BILUAGizoAUSTRALIAN Government has committed AUD170 million towards women empowerment programme in the Pacific.Speaking during the opening of the 14th Triennial Conference on Tuesday, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women,...

SI attends Triennial to sustain momentum towards gender equality

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BY MAVIS N PODOKOLOSOLOMON Islands including Pacific Islands countries are currently attending the 14th Triennial Conference for Pacific Women conducted virtually aimed at sustaining the momentum towards gender equality in the Pacific.Permanent Secretary for...

Women’s regional meeting attracts more participants

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BY BEN BILUAGizoOVER one thousand participants from the public and private sectors will take part in the 14th Triennial Conference of Pacific Women and the 7th Meeting of Pacific Ministers for Women which kicks...