News - Solomon Islands

14

Dec '16

14 Dec 2016

Solomon Islands

THE NEW ACT FINALLY MAKING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ILLEGAL IN SOLOMON ISLANDS

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...

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12

Dec '16

12 Dec 2016

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands earthquakes: Disaster preparedness helped 'save lives', World Vision says

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...

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08

Dec '16

8 Dec 2016

Solomon Islands

7.8 earthquake near Solomon Islands - reports of damage

• 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...

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20

Oct '16

20 Oct 2016

Solomon Islands

The Life-Saving Idea That Involves Solomon Islands Taxi Drivers

At a meeting of some of the world's best disaster management experts on the planet, it was a Solomon Islands nurse who blew everyone away. At Darwin's National Critical Care and Trauma Response...

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11

Oct '16

11 Oct 2016

Solomon Islands

Solomon Islanders Can Now Visit Europe Visa Free

GCU: Solomon Islands Nationals can now travel visa free to all EU member states following the signing of the SI-EU Short Stay Visa Waiver Agreement which facilitates this visa free travel to...

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07

Oct '16

7 Oct 2016

Solomon Islands

Maternal health care surveillance training for Solomon Is.

UNFPA Pacific, Honiara (Solomon Islands) October 05, 2016 – Health workers in the maternal health care field are advancing their knowledge and capacity in a two-day training provided by the...

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20

Sep '16

20 Sep 2016

Solomon Islands

Solomon's hospital fire sparks call for Pacific-wide ban on asbestos

The discovery of previously unknown asbestos after a hospital fire in Solomon Islands has sparked a call for a Pacific-wide ban of the toxic substance. Gizo Hospital, in the country's west, had...

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19

Jul '16

19 Jul 2016

Solomon Islands

Helping hand for Solomons' hospitals

Solomon Islands hospitals will be recieving up to 20 containers of supplies a year from the New Zealand non-Government organisation (NGO), Take My Hands. Hospitals in the country are in...

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07

Jul '16

7 Jul 2016

Solomon Islands

Happy Independence Day!

I CAN still remember, as a young boy living in Australia in the 1970s, reading about the world’s newest independent country. It was a place in the South Pacific called ‘Solomon Islands’. ...

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30

Jun '16

30 Jun 2016

Solomon Islands

SICCI supports coconut products development

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) participated in the International Training on Coconut Products Development held early this month at the Palmae Research Institute...

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28

Jun '16

28 Jun 2016

Solomon Islands

Water project celebrated

SOLOMON Water and Japan International Co‐operation Agency (JICA) recently celebrated the completion of Non­‐Revenue Water (NRW) project that has been running for three years and 8 months. ...

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24

Jun '16

24 Jun 2016

Solomon Islands

Local pig farmers association to be formed

PLANS are well underway to establish a local pig farmers association in the Solomon Islands. Last Sunday, a large group of concerned pig farmers from Honiara, Guadalcanal, Malaita, and Makira...

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