All Archive March 2016

“Ports Authority needs to be operating efficiently so that businesses may also trade profitably," says Mr Quan.

Government May Establish Taskforce to Look Into SIPA Reforms

The Government is looking at the possibly of setting up a task-force to look into the effects of Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) reforms before presenting its report to Cabinet.

PM Urges Diplomats to Represent National Interest

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has urged the heads of Solomon Islands foreign missions of keeping within the confines of their crucial role of representing the interest of the government and people of Solomon Islands.
The company reported on Wednesday that it had signed an option agreement to acquire a 50% stake in privately-held Au Capital Mining, which held two prospecting licences in the Solomon Islands.

Mining Company Eyes Bauxite in Solomon Islands

Junior explorer Iron Mountain Mining has secured an option over two bauxite projects in the Solomon Islands.
The Prime Minister says that the move is part of a bid to secure the 2023 Pacific Games.

World Class Stadium in the Pipeline

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has revealed that the Government is likely to receive USD$35.2 million dollars to build a new World Class stadium in Honiara.
Mr Salato highlighted the request made by the Pacific Island Forum to allow for a human rights fact-finding mission to be sent to West Papua.

Allegations of Human Rights Abuse in West Papua Raised at the UN

Solomon Islands has raised concern about human rights violations in the Indonesian Province of West Papua at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva.