PM Sogavare welcomes Japan’s pledge

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has joined other Pacific Islands leaders attending the   71st   United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in welcoming Japan’s pledge of a US$540-Million development cooperation funding for the Pacific region through the International Finance Cooperation of the World Bank for the period of 2015 to 2017. Pacific Island leaders including Prime Minister Sogavare…

MSG Private Sector Development week

The historic Private Sector Development (PSD) Week for the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) was officially opened yesterday in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Events during this week include workshops and meetings which will be attended by Government officials responsible for business development as well as representatives of the private sector and civil society organisations. The PSD Week…

President Obama pledges US$30m to the Pacific

The United States will commit US$30million to the Pacific for infrastructure, sustainable development and safer drinking water. US President Barak Obama announced the new commitment to Pacific leaders at the conclusion of the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders summit in Honolulu, Hawaii, Wednesday. A 15-point resolution calling for enhanced US engagement in the Pacific emanated…