SI yet to be a WIPO member

SOLOMON Island is yet to become a registered member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). Despite that the country continues to receive support from WIPO. Director of Culture Division in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) Dennis Marita revealed this during a two days draft Solomon Islands Intellectual Property Rights Strategy’ facilitated by…

Validating our draft intellectual property strategy

Government Officials from the Ministries of Justice and Legal Affairs, Culture and Tourism and Foreign Affairs and External Trade are meeting in Honiara this week to validate a draft Solomon Islands Intellectual Property Strategy. The workshop is to give stakeholders previously involved in consultations and other interest groups an overview of the draft strategy. It…

Top Australian film crew coming

Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau(SIVB)  and Solomon Airlines have combined resources to host a major Australian travel film crew on an 11-day shoot in the country. A joint statement said, the visit by Channel Seven Australia’s ‘The Travel Bug’ is part of a major thrust aimed at showcasing the many and varied attractions the Solomon Islands…

Committee formed to look at assembly house relocation

A COMMITTEE has been established to discuss and look at options to relocate the current provincial assembly house. The first meeting was held on Wednesday. The seven committee members are; •      George S Lilo .MPA (south Rendova Ward) Chairperson •      Richard Tekifono (Speaker to the Assembly) Deputy Chairperson •      Wayne Maepioh ,MPA(Ngatokae Ward)Member •      Ramrakha…

Commonwealth Youth Games to cost Samoa $20m -$30m bill

APIA, (SAMOA OBSERVER) —–The Commonwealth Youth Games in September is likely to cost Samoa between $20 to $30million (US$7.8 million – US$11.7 million). That’s according to the Coordinator of the Samoa 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games, VitolioLui, who assures that Samoa’s preparations for Games are progressing well. “There’s no certain figure at this stage,” he told…

Gold medal haul for Team Samoa

APIA, (SAMOA OBSERVER) —-The Samoa Weightlifting team return to Samoa Wednesday with a large haul of gold medals after a successful Mainland Open Weightlifting Tournament in Christchurch New Zealand, last week. The medal haul includes nine gold medals – not including bronze and silver. And as icing on the cake, Mary Opeloge was declared the…

Workshops to strengthen MSG trade

PORT VILA, (MSG) – A series of workshops for Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) countries are underway in Port Vila, Vanuatu on issues relating to the MSG Trade Agreement. Four events are scheduled with the workshop on Rules of Origin held this week on Tuesday 14th April, followed by the Technical Working Group meeting on Trade…

Pacific Games village get beds

PORT MORESBY, (POST COURIER) – The Bank South Pacific (BSP) Pacific Games Village is way ahead of time in its preparations for the Games. The Games Gold sponsor Brian Bell Home Centres Wednesday began installation of over 4000 bed frames into the accommodation blocks. All installation is expected to be completed over the next two…