News - Solomon Islands
7 Apr 2017
New Zealand has offered to help Solomon Islands improve its participation in its Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme. More than 600 Solomon Islanders currently work in viticulture and...
4 Apr 2017
Steep airfares are a major impediment to Solomon Island workers wanting to take part in New Zealand's Recognised Seasonal Employers scheme. The labour mobility scheme provides special work visas...
9 Mar 2017
RNZ reports Solomon Islanders undertaking seasonal work in New Zealand sent home $US2.1 million dollars and up to $US1.2 million from Australia in the last season. The two work schemes, New...
19 Jan 2017
The Solomon Islands Red Cross has so far reached thousands of people in an awareness campaign aimed at curbing the spread of dengue fever. An outbreak of dengue was declared in the Solomons on 8...
10 Jan 2017
Australia and Solomon Islands today signed an agreement of up to AU$66 million (SB$377 million) over four years (2017 to 2020) for the Solomon Islands Health Sector. The Australian funding will...
3 Jan 2017
Emergency response efforts to earthquake affected communities in Solomon Islands, Makira province, are continuing to be supported by UNICEF, with the provision of education, water and hygiene...
15 Dec 2016
Approximately 7000 people across 3 provinces are reported to have been affected by earthquakes in the Solomon Islands. The latest update from disaster authorities in the country also indicate...
14 Dec 2016
This year, Solomon Islands launched its first ever Family Protection Act. For the first time, domestic violence is explicitly outlawed. Previously, the only option for women who experienced...
12 Dec 2016
World Vision in Solomon Islands says disaster preparedness was key in saving lives after the country was rattled by two powerful earthquakes. On Friday, a magnitude-7.8 tremor struck off Makira...
8 Dec 2016
• A powerful 7.8 quake hit near the Solomon Islands• Reports of damage are starting to emerge• A tsunami alert throughout the South Pacific has been lifted• New Zealand is no longer under...