Gozoruru project master plan developed

(SIG/GCU Release): Master plan for Isabel Province Gozoruru Industrial Estate and Commercial Development (IECD) has been amended and accepted for submission to cabinet. The program was an initiative by the Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry Of Commerce, Industry, Labour Immigration and the Isabel Investment Cooperation (IIC) – commercial arm of Isabel Provincial Government. During…

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…

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…

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…

Minister visits PCDF projects in Western Province

(SIG Press Release): The Minister for Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS), Hon. Nestor Ghiro has visited some infrastructure projects funded by the Provincial Capacity development Fund (PCDF) in parts of Western Province last week. Mr Ghiro and his Permanent Secretary, Stanley Pirione and other Officials were in Gizo last week for an induction programme…