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Tourism council meeting sets this month

The 2014 tourism council meeting is set down for the 24-25 of this month in Honiara to look at the resolution that had been reached at last week’s tourism forum.

Bureau sought $9m for promotion

Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) is seeking additional $9 million from the national government to boost its international and local tourism marketing promotion.

The challenge for economic growth in the region

The pacific island region has greater challenges in raising its economic status and will continue to face slow economic growth.

Students graduate, ready to serve in mission work

Five students attending the Christian Revival Crusade (CRC) Gateway mission school graduated last Sunday.

Moon opens 3rd UN SIDS meeting in Samoa

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has officially opened the 3 rd Small Island Developing States conference in Apia last night along with Samoa’s Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi.

More seek mining licences

More foreign companies are seeking prospecting and full mining licences from the government, records from the Mining Department revealed.

View from the Bench is appalling

Below is the full text of the speech High Court judge Justice STEPHEN PALLARAS delivered at the Family Violence and Youth Justice Workshop that ended recently in Honiara. In his presentation, Justice Pallaras criticised the regular travels and absences of Director of Public Prosecution Ronald Bei Talasasa, which led to a heated media exchanges between the pair:

Island issues, global problems

The problems affecting Small Island Developing States (S.I.D.S.) are as far removed from the idyllic tropical holiday as the picture perfect postcard that is sent home by the tourist.

'It's in our DNA to conserve the ocean'

Two days before world leaders begin their weeklong conference on sustainable development in this Pacific island nation, mall island developing states have been inspired to follow the lead of countries like the Cook Islands, Kiribati and Palau in turning most if not a large part of their oceans marine reserves.

Church leaders told to commit to work

Newly elected leaders of the United Church Assembly were reminded to commit to their working relationship with the church.