News - Solomon Islands

09

Jul '18

9 Jul 2018

Solomon Islands

Queen's Award gives Solomon's storyteller confidence

A young Solomon Islands storyteller says she now has more confidence to continue her work with underprivileged youth after winning a Queen's Young Leaders Award. Millicent Barty was recognised...

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03

Jul '18

3 Jul 2018

Solomon Islands

Biggest Melanesian festival underway in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands has welcomed 1500 participants to this year's Melanesian Arts and Cultural Festival in Honiara. The festival, held every four years, aims to promote and preserve Melanesian...

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14

Jun '18

14 Jun 2018

Solomon Islands

Solomons internet cable deal with Australia signed

Solomon Islands and Australia have inked an initial deal for an undersea internet cable between the two countries. The Solomon Islands prime minister Rick Hou was in Canberra yesterday to sign...

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24

Apr '18

24 Apr 2018

Solomon Islands

Internet cable to reach Sols next year

The Solomon Islands is to receive high-speed cable-based internet by the end of 2019. Solomons Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull have confirmed in a...

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26

Mar '18

26 Mar 2018

Solomon Islands

Solomons tourism market passes annual milestone

Solomon Islands has surpassed the 25,000 annual international visitor mark for the first time since numbers were first recorded in 1990. Figures released by the Solomon Islands National...

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05

Mar '18

5 Mar 2018

Solomon Islands

Disaster assessment underway after flash floods in Solomon Islands

Disaster assessments are underway in the Solomon Islands capital after a freak storm on Wednesday night caused flash flooding. The National Disaster Management Office said initial assessments in...

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27

Feb '18

27 Feb 2018

Solomon Islands

On the island of Malaita, shells are money

Making currency from shells has been the norm throughout various Pacific Islands for hundreds of years. Bitcoin and other so-called cryptocurrencies have been all over the news lately....

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13

Dec '17

13 Dec 2017

Solomon Islands

Solomons' young leader awarded for improving adult literacy

A Solomon Islander has been acknowledged for her work tackling low literacy rates among adults. Millicent Barty conducted a survey and found that only 17 per cent of adults in her country aged...

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08

Dec '17

8 Dec 2017

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands authorities count cost of floods

Authorities in Solomon Islands are trying to ascertain the extent of damage after flooding across Guadalcanal this week. The director of the National Disaster Management Office, Loti Yates, said...

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09

Nov '17

9 Nov 2017

Solomon Islands

“Women can also become great leaders” – Police Constable Roberta Ora

“Being a Police officer let alone a female is quite challenging but everything has challenges,” says Police Constable Roberta Ora, one of only two female officers who serve in the Royal...

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31

Oct '17

31 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands

Relief supplies arrive in Temotu

More than 11,000 cartons of bottled water and 40 tonnes of rice are being transported to Temotu Province. They are among the relief supplies sent by the National Disaster Management Office to...

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31

Oct '17

31 Oct 2017

Solomon Islands

Better infrastructure to improve Solomons' fisheries returns

Solomon Islands hopes to improve fisheries infrastructure so people get better returns by delivering their fresh catch to market. A Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources' official Ferral...

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