People of Solomon Islands have free daily access wherever they are to worthwhile information, education and entertainment programmes professionally produced and broadcast using quality equipment and transmitters.
The SIBC is the main channel by which the Government of Solomon Islands enables the provision of information and education services to the communities, including up-to-date information and different perspectives on matters affecting their quality of life, livelihoods, cultural wellbeing, health, safety and security in times of emergency or disease outbreaks and development generally. The SIBC remains, for the majority of people in most communities, the main provider of worthwhile and relevant information for their educational, livelihood and personal objectives. These include cultural, sporting, religious, commercial and community objectives.
The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation was established by an Act of Parliament – The Broadcasting Ordinance 1976.
It was established to provide a high quality broadcasting service, by radio, of a wide range of programs for the information, education and entertainment of all people living in the sovereign borders of the Independent State of Solomon Islands.
SIBC’s headquarters are located at Rove in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands.
Both Radio Happy Isles’ and Wantok FM’s studios are located at the headquarters.
Radio Happy Lagoon is located in Gizo, Western Province. It is currently broadcasting on FM after an earthquake damaged the AM infrastructure.
Radio Temotu is located in Lata in the Temotu Province. It is currently not broadcasting, but serves as an important communications link between the remote islands and the capital.
SIBC is a public service broadcaster which facilitates educational programs, recording and promotion of local music and the unity of diverse cultures in a scattered island nation.
For many remote areas in the Solomon Islands, SIBC is the only way to obtain immediate news and information and thus plays a vital role in natural disaster management.
We celebrate our new website and we wish to thank Mr. Martin Hadlow and his family for donating the website to SIBC. Martin worked with us from 1982 to 1984. He had been recruited by the Australian aid agency to help the SIBC board and management as the Advisor. He did much more than advise. He trained and mentored and even recorded the very first group for an audio cassette titled ‘Solomon Bamboo ‘ at Ughele on Rendova. He is remembered fondly and with great respect by many of us at SIBC.
Ashley Wickham was managing SIBS then when Martin Hadlow worked in Honiara from 1980-84. Early 2013 Ashley was recalled by the Board to the role of General Manager and has summoned his wide national and international experience in area to contribute to the resurgence and revitalization of SIBC. Mr Wickham maintained contact with Mr. Hadlow that resulted in the new website design. A brief resume is attached. A Wickham -Resume (Pdf)
Today SIBC stands at a new threshold of great opportunities and it is a pleasure to have a great website that can add to your visions of Solomon Islands.