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…

SOGAVARE WELCOMES AUSTRALIAN SPG2023 ASSISTANCE

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare today has welcomed Australia’s close to SB$100 million contribution towards hosting the Pacific Games in Honiara in 2023. Australia’s visiting Minister for Defence Industry, Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Hon Pat Conroy announced the assistance at a ceremony attended by Sogavare and senior officials from the two…

RSIPF officers attend sexual offense training

Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) officers attended a sexual offence training at the Rove Academy last Friday. RSIPF’s Assistant Commissioner for Crime and Intelligence, Patricia Leta, opened the one-day ‘Specialist Investigation – Sexual Offences’ training. Advisers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) were pleased to support and facilitate the training which was conducted by…

MHMS receives first-ever Hamemodialysis machine from China

Friday last week, another important progress in the health sector was witnessed. The delivery and handing over of a hemodialysis Machine by China to the National Referral Hospital (NRH). This was done alongside an official announcement of another 300,000 USD support towards ongoing COVID-19 vaccination rollout in the Solomon Islands including associated logistical needs. The…

SIMS receives data storage equipment 

SOLOMON Islands Meteorological Service (SIMS) no longer has the challenge to store weather and climate data after UNDP in partnership with the Australian Government stepped in to assist with the much needed equipment.  SIMS is the country’s office responsible for issuing weather updates and early warning information for most natural hazards such as tsunamis, cyclones,…