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SI receives substantial remittances from seasonal workers

PRESS RELEASE: A substantial amount of money was remitted to the country by Solomon Islanders employed in Australia under Australia’s Seasonal Workers Programme (SWP) and in New Zealand under New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employment (RSE) over the past. The Supervising Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Manasseh Maelanga revealed this in Parliament today when asked by the Leader of the Independent Group, Hon Derek Sikua about ‘the level of financial benefit Solomon Islands has derived from remittances’ from Solomon Islands seasonal workers in Australia and New Zealand. “The sum of money being remitted to the country for...

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SIPNET marks International Women’s Day with SICCI Breakfast

PRESS RELEASE: The Solomon Islands Professional Women’s Network (SIPNET) successfully marked the Internationally Women’s Day with a SICCI Business Breakfast on Tuesday morning. Over a hundred men and women joined SIPNET – a record Breakfast attendance – at the Heritage Park Hotel celebrating the achievements of women in business and leadership as well as discussing some of the challenges women faced in leadership and in managerial roles. SIPNET is an initiative by the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) and International Finance Corporation (IFC). The network is driven by the SICCI/IFC Gender Programme which aims to empower...

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Honiara women mark International Women’s Day

Hundreds of women marched from the Honiara City Council to the Art Gallery to celebrate the International Women’s Day this mornng. Women groups from all across the sectors marched in the heat holding pro-women banners and the powerful message for this year #BeBoldForChange. In Suva, Pacific women are described as the unsung heroes of the region’s tourism industry says the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), as it recognises their contribution to tourism development to mark International Women’s Day today. At every level of the tourism industry, Pacific women are represented from grassroots handcraft producers, and hotel and resort employees,...

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GOV’T, GRML SIGN AGREEMENT TO REVOKE CANCELLATION OF MINING LICENCE

PRESS RELEASE: The Solomon Islands Government and Gold Ridge Mining Limited (GRML) have signed an agreement quashing the cancellation of the latter’s mining license early last year. The agreement was signed by the Minister for Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification, Hon David Dei Pacha on behalf of the Solomon Islands Government and witnessed by the Chairman of the Cabinet Sub-Committee on Gold Ridge, Hon Bradley Tovosia and Mr Walton Naezon and Mr Benjamin Afuga on behalf of GRML/GCIL (Gold Ridge Community Investment Limited). The signing was presided over by Mr John Muria (Jnr) from the Attorney General’s Chambers. Present at...

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Court says Sikua’s suspension is lawful, orders him to surrender all state properties

@SBM2017 The Magistrate Court has ruled that the suspension of the permanent secretary of police Edmond Sikua was lawful and ordered that he surrenders all Government properties in his possession. In a long ruling by the Chief Magistrate John Numapo yesterday which was carried in the media, he ruled that the actions taken by the Secretary to the Cabinet James Remobatu to convey to the defendant the decision of the Public Service Commission to suspend Sikua from his duty was proper and in accordance with standing practice. Sikua’s lawyer Gabriel Suri argued that his suspension by the STC has...

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