Nation supports SIDS goals

SOLOMON Islands has thrown its full support and welcomes the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) development goal for sustainable development through genuine and durable partnership. Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga echoed the country’s support when presenting his remarks at the opening of the plenary session amongst heads of governments, government officials, SIDS delegates, NGOs, international…

Work on new wharf set to go

CONSTRUCTION of a new international wharf at the Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) will kick off next month. Japan is funding the construction of this new project. Speaking at the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum on Friday Glyn Joshua,SIPA’s director corporate service said actual construction will start off this October and should complete by…

No more land for future tourism development

Honiara has no vacant land for future tourism development says permanent secretary (PS) of lands, housing and survey.  Stanley Waleanisia was speaking during the 2014 Our Telekom national tourism forum held which was successfully staged at Heritage Park Hotel on Friday. Mr Waleanisia clarified this when the forum openly discussed a possibility in asking the…

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. This was highlighted last week by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) resident representative for pacific island countries Yongzheng Yang at the end of a three days media training organised by the fund for regional business/economic…

Plans for new visitors’ terminal at wharf

Solomon Island Ports Authority (SIPA) will build an interim terminal for tourists visiting Honiara by boat starting this year. The authority’s director of corporate service Glyn Joshua revealed this during the Our Telekom national tourism forum held at the Heritage Park Hotel, Friday. Mr Joshua said the new interim terminal will be built at the…

DPM in Apia for SIDS

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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. The UN Secretary General said Samoa said Samoa has opened its arms to the world and celebrate the coming together of the international community which…

West celebrates youth day

More than 700 youths representing Gizo and Vella La Vella in the Western province converged into Gizo on  last Thursday to commemorate the world youth day in style. The day which was commemorated based on the theme “Youth and Mental Health” was staged at Gizo netball court stadium. The day was commemorated globally on August…

Locals in Townsville showcase culture

The Townsville Solomon Islands Association (TSIA) recently had the opportunity to take part in the Townsville cultural festival. The festival is a yearly event in Townsville which showcased food, music, information and products from all over the world. Townsville is a very multicultural town in north Queensland, Australia. There is always a great turn out…

Election heat is now here

High ranking gov’t officials resign to contest polls UP to 10 high ranking public servants will resign to contest this year’s national elections. They include Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service Ishmael Avui, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr Lester Ross, and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Economic Planning and…