• Rapid Needs Assessments underway to guide PACER Plus work across the Pacific
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  • More Workers Travel to Victoria & Tasmania in Australia under the Seasonal Worker Program
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The Institute for International Trade (IIT) at the University of Adelaide, is consulting government, business and community stakeholders across the Pacific to identify trade-related development priorities of members from the new free trade agreement – the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus).

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92 workers are preparing to leave the country starting next week to work in Queensland, Australia under the Seasonal Work Program (SWP). The workers will be travelling in small groups separately on different dates and flights. They will be quarantined at their pre-arranged quarantine sites for 14 days before going to their respective farms where … Read More

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After weeks of preparation 144 workers flew out to Australia on Monday 22 March to start their new 9-month contracts working on farms across rural Victoria and Tasmania. The workers are a mix of those who have been on the program before and those just recruited now for the first time.

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  • Appointment of Republic of Korea and Malaysia Honorary Consuls to Solomon Islands

    Appointment of Republic of Korea and Malaysia Honorary Consuls to Solomon Islands

    On 14th August 2020, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon Jeremiah Manele, presented Exequatur to Mr Durk Kee Kim formally recognising him as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Korea to Solomon Islands and Mr Hii Yii Ging, as the Honorary Consul of Malaysia to Solomon Islands.  

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  • Condolence Message

    Condolence Message

    From: the Minister, Permanent Secretary and staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade.

    To: the Wife and Daughter and Family and Relatives of Late Clive Ramo.


    It is with a heavy heart that we learn the passing of  your dear husband, son, brother, uncle and nephew, the late Clive Ramo here in Solomon Islands and in Australia who was called to rest following a tragic incident in Australia.

    Late Clive was part of a team of workers under the Pacific Labour Mobility program in Gunnedah, NSW Australia. He was called to rest following an accident on Sunday

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  • Solomon Islands Refutes Erroneous PACER Plus Claims by PANG

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    In a new publication, the Hon Milner Tozaka, Caretaker Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade of the Solomon Islands, as the Lead Spokesperson of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs) on PACER Plus, has refuted the misrepresentations and erroneous claims made by the Pacific Network on Globalization (PANG) about the regional trade agreement between PICs, Australia, and New Zealand.

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  • High Commissioner Soaki Presents his Credential as Permanent Representative to PIFS

    H.E. William Soaki presents his credential to PIFS General Secretary, H.E. Dame Meg Taylor

    His Excellency, Mr. William Soaki, the High Commissioner of Solomon Islands to the Republic of Fiji, today (Wednesday 19 December 2018) presented his credential to the Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) H.E Dame Meg Taylor, as Permanent Representative to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat with the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary. 

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