PM speaks at Aust-SI business dialogue

PM Hou addressing the Business Forum which was attended by the private sector and government officials from Australia and the Solomon Islands.
PM Hou addressing the Business Forum which was attended by the private sector and government officials from Australia and the Solomon Islands. PRIME Minister Rick Hou on Wednesday addressed the 10th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum in Brisbane, Australia. Mr Hou said the events of the forum are a culmination of a long... more →
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Australia’s funding boost to Tina Hydro Power

Australia's acting High Commissioner and the Minister for Mines and Energy.
AUSTRALIA is committing a further $7.9 million (AUD$1.4 million) towards the Tina River Hydro Power Project. This extra funding will go towards the construction of the access road to the dam site and power station. “The Tina River Hydro Power project is a high priority project for Solomon Islands and for the Pacific,” a statement... more →
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Wale says foreigners taking over businesses from locals

Aoke Langalanga MP Matthew Wale
Aoke Langalanga MP Matthew Wale SolomonStarNews – FOREIGNERS are taking over businesses reserved for locals. And the trend is going from bad to worse. That’s according to Aoke Langalanga MP Matthew Wale when speaking in parliament recently. “The issue of foreigners taking over businesses in the country is going out of... more →
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Mining Protest in Lala, Temotu Provice, Solomon Islands

The mining officials were turned back upon their arrival in Lata last Sunday
The mining officials were turned back upon their arrival in Lata last Sunday AN anti-mining group in Lata, Temotu province has protested against a mining talks in Lata, Temotu province over the weekend. As a result three local mining officials were turned back at the Lata airport last Sunday. The Pacific Bauxite Mining official... more →
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NZ Business Council focuses on Melanesia

New Zealand has been traditionally and culturally aligned more closely to Polynesian states than Melanesian countries. The country’s interest in building business ties with Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu is relatively recent when compared to the historic links that Australia has had with Melanesia. In the past... more →
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