From the desk of the Prime Minister
LANDOWNING TRIBES SIGN AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE LAND FOR TINA HYDRO PROJECT
The four core landowning tribes of the proposed Tina River Hydro Project have signed a Process Agreement Wednesday this week to consent to government to acquire their land for the development of the Tina Hydro project.
SOLOMON ISLANDS TIMBER EXPORTS MAINTAINED TO AUSTRALIA
Solomon Islands is the first country in the world to receive approval to trade timber products to Australia under new timber legality guidelines.
MELANESIAN ARTS FESTIVAL GROUPS TO STAGE LIVE DRESS REHEARSAL
Cultural groups representing Solomon Islands in the upcoming 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in Papua New Guinea will stage an exciting live dress rehearsal on Friday June 20 at the National Museum Grounds.
“CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT CRUCIAL TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT” PS WASI
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism John Wasi has called on all stakeholders to seriously consider cultural development in Solomon Islands.
MSG ARTS FEST PREPARATIONS WELL UNDERWAY
Preparations toward Solomon Islands participation at the 5th Melanesian Festival of Arts and Culture in Papua New Guinea are well underway.
ADB SIGNS ASSISTANCE PACKAGE TO BOOST HYDROPOWER GENERATION IN SOLOMON ISLANDS
The Asian Development Bank today signed with the Solomon Islands grant and loan agreements to help the Government boost energy access and renewable energy generation in Auki, the capital of Malaita province.
IN THE NEWS
Since January this year there have been 24 notified cases of leprosy in Solomon Islands as part of the routine surveillance of the disease in the country. The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) confirmed that the new cases were not a result of the April floods and refutes the allegations of the occurrence of an outbreak.
As part of its Pacific strategy The Fred Hollows Foundation NZ is working with the New Zealand government to build a state-of-the-art eye care centre in the capital of the Solomon Islands. The $3.8million investment will create a sustainably designed facility and represents an ongoing commitment from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade to the charity founded over 20 years ago by the late Professor Fred Hollows.
Six out of nine Provinces (Choiseul, Western, Isabel, Makira Ulawa, Temotu and Central) have, this year, met the seven minimum conditions that allows them access to SBD30 million of Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) under Provincial Governance Strengthening Programme (PGSP).
Solomon Islands Foreign Minister Hon. Clay Forau Soalaoi joined his Pacific Islands Colleagues in Istanbul from June 7-8 to discuss way and means of enhancing cooperation between Turkey and the Pacific’s Small Islands Developing States (SIDS).
The talks were held between Pacific Islands Foreign Ministers and their Turkish counterpart.
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) has declared a nationwide diarrhoea outbreak.
Outbreaks of diarrhoea have affected over one thousand people and have resulted in at least 16 deaths in young children in the past two weeks.
These outbreaks have been reported in six provinces, including Guadalcanal, Western Province, Choiseul, Malaita, Central and Makira.