Indonesia agrees to fund futsal stadium

(PM Press): Indonesia has agreed to support the development of a national futsal stadium and sports academy stadium for Solomon Islands. Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela presented the proposal to the Indonesian President, H.E. Joko Widodo when the two leaders met this week in Port Moresby on the margins of the APEC. President Widodo in response…

Consultations on reparation policy framework underway

(SIG Release): Close to one hundred Representatives from Western, Guadalcanal and Honiara City were consulted on the Government’s proposed Reparation Policy Framework this week. A Government Working Group from the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) and the UNDP Honiara Office conducted the consultation…

Credit Union Bill consultations commence

(CBSI Press): The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) will be conducting a nationwide consultation on the Credit Union Bill in relation to changes to the Credit Union Act. The consultation provides an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss and comment on the key changes to the current…

Gov’t conducts Anuha airfield talks

(SIG PR): Anuha Island known as the Pearl of Solomon’s may spring back to life as the government sets to re-open Anuha airfield. After 30 years of negligence after the resort closed in 1988, there is renewed hope as the Government has continued talks with landowners of the area. A high-level government delegation led by…

PM launches new labour mobility partnership with Canada

(PM Press): PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has launched a new initiative with Canadian International Training & Education Corp of Canada [CITREC] that will further strengthen the labour mobility relations between Canada and Solomon Islands. This new initiative will introduce eligible Solomon Islands nationals to an expedited stream for Canadian Permanent Residency which comes with permanent…

CBSI warns public to stop spreading false information

(Honiara 03.10.18): The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) strongly advises the public to stop spreading false information about the operations of one of the commercial banks. This advice comes after details of an anonymous email was received from members of the public containing very serious allegations and misleading information about Pan Oceanic Bank (POB).…

Luvu attends training programme on climate change related statistics

THE National Statistics Office (NSO) was represented at the recent Training Programme on Climate Change Related Statistics and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), held in Fiji. Focussed on climate change and SEEA, the training intended to provide the opportunity for participants to learn basic concepts and frameworks, with hands-on sessions, on statistics related to…

Minister tours Eagon’s Arara camp

Minister for Forestry and Research, Honourable Samuel Manetoali paid visit to Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited’s (EPPL) Arara camp, South New Georgia, Western Province recently. The two days visit is part of his annual visits purposely to see first-hand the downstream processing engaged by EPPL in the form of producing veneer products. Minister Manetoali expressed his…

Tiaro community turns to Honey as an alternative for fish

Tiaro Bay community in West Guadalcanal Solomon Islands has started honey bee keeping as an alternative livelihood method to generate income and protect exploitation of their Marine Resources.   The community has been implementing Community-Based Marine Resource Management by setting aside a managed area that has customary regulation since 2012 for the sustainable use of their marine…

Acting PM briefed on Gold Ridge redevelopment progress

(SIG Press release): Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been briefed on the ongoing redevelopment progress at the Gold Ridge Mine in Central Guadalcanal by officials from the Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) yesterday. The briefing was important to update the Government as a key partner in the project of progresses made so far towards the…