News - Solomon Islands

17

Oct '18

17 Oct 2018

Solomon Islands

Solomons only woman MP gets ministerial portfolio

The only remaining woman MP in Solomon Islands' 50 member parliament, Lanelle Tanangada, has been sworn in as a minister by the country's governor general.   The member for Gizo...

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27

Sep '18

27 Sep 2018

Solomon Islands

Pre-season cyclone forms near Solomon Islands

A tropical storm near Solomon Islands has intensified into a cyclone - the first of the season for the South Pacific. Cyclone season in this part of the world does not usually begin until...

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26

Sep '18

26 Sep 2018

Solomon Islands

RSIPF open day this week

  In a fulfillment of being “Polis Blo Iu” or “Your Police”, the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is opening its doors at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara and...

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20

Sep '18

20 Sep 2018

Solomon Islands

More young children surviving in Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands is included among 10 countries with the most significant improvement in under five mortality rates between 2017 and 2018. UNICEF said six Pacific countries showed improvement in...

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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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