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Young Entrepreneurs Council established in Solomon Islands

22nd August, 2017

SICCI and MWYCFA signs Grant Agreement to establish Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC) A Young Entrepreneurs Council (YEC) will soon be set up under the auspice of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) after the signing of a Grant Agreement between SICCI and the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs (MWYCFA)...

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Sumitomo withdrawal a setback to the industry

15th August, 2017

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) has expressed regret over the withdrawal of Japanese nickel mining giant Sumitomo Metal Mining, and called for improvement to the regulatory policies for incoming investors and businesses. SICCI Chair Jay Bartlett said it is unfortunate and regretful for a major international investor such as SMM to...

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Launch of toolkit to protect Pacific businesses

11th July, 2017

A JOINT initiative focused on helping businesses prepare better for disaster was launched today by the Pacific Community (SPC), the Pacific Islands Private Sector Organisation (PIPSO) and the Fiji Business Disaster and Resilience Council (FBDRC), with funding support from the European Union (EU) and the ACP Group of States. An interactive toolkit outlining the devastating...

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Businesses in Fiji work on disaster resilience

Businesses in Fiji work on disaster resilience

29th May, 2017

By Samisoni Pareti Cancun, Mexico — Fiji’s private sector has joined a groundbreaking initiative aimed at strengthening the resilience of businesses during times of disasters. Called the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council (FBDRC), the scheme is promoting the adoption of business continuity plans of Council members. Membership is open to businesses big and small, and...

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SICCI invited to attend World Chambers Congress

19th May, 2017

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) will participate at an international meeting of chamber organisations at the World Chambers Congress (WCC) 2017 this September. SICCI was officially invited to participate at the WCC’s 10th edition that will be held from 19 – 21 September 2017 in Sydney, Australia. The WCC 2017 is...

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How did Fiji Become Rugby Sevens Masters?

30th November, 2016

The Huffington Post ponders how Fiji became the world's best in the sport of Sevens Rugby in this article. Watch the official trailer in this post on the film directed by Zoom Fiji, a local Fiji-based photography and cinematography company, in partnership with HSBC, about the story of Fiji Sevens Rugby, Sevens from Heaven, which was released yesterday. Definitely a story to inspire Pacific businesses and nations about how to build and lead a remarkable team.

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New Aircalin planes for Auckland route

29th November, 2016

New Caledonia-based Aircalin has signed to buy two Airbus A320neo and two A330-900 wide-body aircraft. The airline, which flies three to four times a week between Noumea and Auckland, will use the new A320neo on the route. Aircalin will use the A330neo, to boost services to Japan and the possible opening of new routes such as to China.

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ADB Reports – Reforms See Improvement in Solomon Islands’ State Owned Enterprises (SOEs)

25th November, 2016

Reforms to Solomon Islands’ state-owned enterprises (SOEs) have led to a dramatic improvement in their performance, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report presented in Honiara today.

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New World Bank Director of Timor-Leste, PNG & Pacific: Pacific ‘full of extraordinary possibilities’

22nd November, 2016

The World Bank has officially welcomed new Country Director for Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands, Michel Kerf, who says the potential for the region is huge for significant development and economic growth.

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Fiji-Australia Business Council calls for up-skilling in Fiji to bridge trade imbalance

18th November, 2016

The Fiji-Australia Business Council says Fiji should up-skill its workforce to help bridge the trade imbalance between the two countries.

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