UXO mapping survey suspended

THE project involving the mapping of Unexploded Ordinances (UXO) nationwide is currently being suspended following an explosive incident two years ago. Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services (MPNSCS) Anthony Veke confirmed this in parliament, Monday. The project is part of identifying areas which unexploded bombs are located in some parts of the country.…

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…

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…