Malaitans assured of $78m EU assistance

PERMANENT Secretary for the Ministry of Provincial Government Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) Stanley Dick Pirione has assured Malaitans of the European Union (EU) support of $78 million for water, sanitation and Education. The funding is to support Provincial Capacity Development Projects in the country which Malaita province will benefit from. Mr Pirione adds that on top…

CHINESE $367M LOAN

Government to invest $367 million in new mobile network around the country By ALFRED SASAKO THE Government is investing about USD66 million (about SBD367 million) in improving telephone network nationwide over the next two years, largely to ensure people in the rural areas have access to watching the 2023 Pacific Games. A government committee has…

ESP REPORT EXPECTED SOON

An assessment report on the covid-19 Economic Stimulus Package (ESP) will be presented to the Government soon. A private independent firm supported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been engaged to carry out independent assessments on the impacts of the scheme on the national economy. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Treasury,…

Australia offers 3000 permanent migration visa 

AUSTRALIA is responding to our government’s call for visa waiver for Solomon Islands citizens by speeding up visa processing and providing 3000 permanent migration visa for its Pacific family each year.  Speaking to the media today (9th August 2022) visiting Australia’s Minister for International Development and the Pacific Minister for Defence Industry Honourable Pat Conroy…

USAID through SCALE-NRM project opens second round of Forest and Development Fund grants

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Strengthening Competitiveness Agriculture and Livelihoods – Natural Resource Management (SCALE nNRM) project has opened the second round of Forest and Development Fund grants for expressions of interest on 29 July 2022. This funding opportunity closes on 30 September 2022. All eligible organizations are encouraged to apply. The…

No need to email vax proof from Aust, Fiji

NATIONAL flag carrier has announced that as of this week passengers traveling from Australia and Fiji don’t need to email their vaccination document before traveling to Solomon Islands. However, they must show proof of negative vaccination proof 72 hours before flying. In a statement yesterday the Airlines said; “Effective today, passengers travelling direct from Australia…