Inflation drops by -0.9% in April

THE Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures inflation level in the country has dropped to -0.9 percent in April 2019 from the 1.3 percent rise driven mainly by declines in food and electricity prices in March 2019. This is according to a monthly inflation statistical report for Honiara which was produced by the Solomon Islands…

Gov’t committed to advance Tina hydro project

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement is committed to progress the Tina Hydro Development Project as part of its first 100 Days priorities. A statement from the DCGA revealed that under the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification’s Renewable Energy development programme, the DCGA aims to ensuring that all Government’s obligations to the contracts…

YECSI launches business mentoring programme

The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) has launched the first ever business mentoring programme on Thursday 2nd May, 2019. Called ‘Teachim Me’, the programme offers mentoring opportunities for YECSI members where they can gain the ability to learn and improve their businesses by interacting with experienced mentor. For this pilot programme, nine young entrepreneurs…

Solomon Islands undersea cable systems and cable landing stations are on their way

Solomon Submarine Cable are delighted to update the Solomon Islands public of the following major developments in our eagerly waited and Nation Building programme. The first of these is that the completed undersea cable systems, The Coral Sea Cable System (CS2) and the Solomon Islands Domestic Network (SIDN), are currently being loaded onto the Alcatel…

SIEC signs MOA with Our Telekom to enhance Voter Information accessibility

(SIEC Press): Chief Electoral Officer Mr Moses Saitala on behalf of SIECO signed the MOA with the Our Telekom’s Chief Executive Officer Mr Loyley Ngira at the Our Telekom Haus, Point Cruz. The MOA facilitates the sending of mass SMS broadcasts to Our Telekom subscribers on important electoral matters. The agreement also allows both parties…

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).…