News - Solomon Islands

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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05

Apr '16

5 Apr 2016

Solomon Islands

Flash flooding in Solomon Islands leaves at least 16 dead, thousands homeless

The Solomon Islands Government says at least 16 people have died in flash flooding that has left thousands homeless in the capital, Honiara. Government spokesman George Herming has told the ABC...

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06

Mar '16

6 Mar 2016

Solomon Islands

Australia opens its labour market

Solomon Islands and Australia have committed to a new understanding to foster greater cooperation and increase joint efforts in seasonal labour mobility. The MoU between the Government of...

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02

Mar '16

2 Mar 2016

Solomon Islands

Movick: Solomons, Pacific have lost a ‘rare visionary’

THE passing away of former Director General of the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency, Sir Peter Kenilorea on Thursday 25th February heralds “the end of a very special era in our Pacific...

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11

Feb '16

11 Feb 2016

Solomon Islands

Interplast team to visit Solomon Islands

An Interplast Australia & New Zealand (Interplast) nurse education team will visit the Solomon Islands from 27 February – 4 March 2016. The team will be at the National Referral Hospital (NRH)...

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09

Feb '16

9 Feb 2016

Solomon Islands

Shy Solomon Islands teen 'excited' about her global success with her reggae cover of Adele's 'Hello'

With millions of views on YouTube and tens of thousands of shares on social media from all around the world; the reggae cover of British singer, Adele's "Hello" has catapulted a Solomon Islands...

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04

Feb '16

4 Feb 2016

Solomon Islands

Australia injects AUD$2.7million to improve health outcomes in Solomon Islands

Australia has provided AUD 2.7million (approximately SBD18 million) to the Solomon Island’s Government as part of its ongoing commitment to improving access to quality basic health care for all...

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