SOLOMON ISLANDS WINS UNITED NATIONS SEAT

Foreign Minister, Hon Jeremiah Manele, announces that the Solomon Islands wins seat on United Nations Economic and Social Council for the term 2021 – 2023. Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, The Hon Jeremiah Manele announces that Solomon Islands has been successfully elected on to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, for a…

SPREP celebrates 27 years of service to the Pacific

16 June 2020, Apia, Samoa – Today, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) celebrated its 27th anniversary since the signing of the Treaty Establishing SPREP on June 16, 1993.  SPREP’s past anniversary celebrations have included public activities and events, such as SPREP’s famous ‘open days’ which have seen hundreds of school students…

WORKING TOGETHER TO COMBAT COVID-19 IN THE PACIFIC

  The Australian Government is working in partnership with the Pacific Islands Forum to contribute to its initiative to establish a Pacific Humanitarian Pathway amid global supply chain disruptions. This vital Forum initiative ensures the passage of humanitarian and medical supplies within the Pacific as we work together to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19…

Economic recession looms, says CBSI

THE outlook for the Solomon Islands economy this year is quite bleak, says the Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) Dr. Luke Forau. He said although Solomon Islands is still COVID-19 free, the impact of our preparedness against this pandemic on our economy, has taken a toll on the country’s projected growth…

Nauru Airlines stops Solomons flights

NAURU Airlines has announced it will stop flying to Pohnpei and Honiara at the end of the month. The carrier said the destinations have been withdrawn because of low passenger numbers, making the flights commercially non-viable. It said ceasing the Honiara stop will create a quicker, direct service between Nauru and Brisbane. The airline said…

WP leaders declare vow to ‘war’ against Indo

ABC: Leaders of the Free West Papua movement have met in the PNG capital Port Moresby to stress their commitment to war against Indonesia. The group’s chairman Jeffrey Bomanak delivered a statement at a West Papua Freedom Conference, saying the fight wouldn’t end until Indonesia agrees to meet them peacefully to discuss independence for the…