News - Solomon Islands
2 Oct 2017
The orange-brown tree-dwelling rat dines on nuts and fruit, has short ears, a smooth tail with very fine scales and wide feet that allow it to move through the forest canopy. People living on...
1 Sep 2017
It was 12 years ago that Henry Fa'arodo last found himself this close to a World Cup. As a 22-year-old, he played for the Solomon Islands in a home-and-away tie against Australia, and in the...
7 Aug 2017
The 75th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal is being marked in Solomon Islands over the next five days. The five months of fierce battle are being commemorated in a number of ways and...
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...