All Archive April 2017

Speaker of the National Parliament Honourable Ajilon Casper Nasiu,  Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare and UNDP Solomon Islands Country Director, Azusa Kubota among Members of Parliament and delegates to the training.

MPs Receive In-depth Training on the SDGs and Risk Development

The National Parliament of Solomon Islands in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with funding support from the Government of New Zealand is hosting a two-day Seminar for Members of the 10th Parliament on the topic: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Risk Development.
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Solomon Islands London Mission Opens

The London-based Solomon Islands Mission to the United Kingdom opened its doors for diplomatic and consular services as of yesterday.
PIDF Deputy Director General, Mr Lomaloma presents a gift to the PIDF Chair, Prime Minister Sogavare at their meeting.

Solomon Islands To Host 5th PIDF Summit In August

As the current Chair of the Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF), Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Solomon Islands is looking forward to hosting the 5th Pacific Islands Development Forum (PIDF) Summit in August this year.
The push to move the more than 800 refugees on Manus has sped up with the camp due to close down after a PNG Supreme Court ruling last year declared that holding people there was unconstitutional and illegal.

Refugees May Remain in PNG if US Resettlement Fails

Asylum seekers sent by Australia to a Papua New Guinea (PNG) camp will be resettled there if they are not offered a place in the United States, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said on Sunday.
The delivery of television content via satellite is a critical requirement for the Solomon Islands as satellite is the country's sole method of accessing the interconnected global community.

HDTV Heading Into Solomon Islands Via Av-Comm

Av-Comm has signed a multi-year agreement to deliver HDTV content for Telekom Television in the Solomon Islands via Intelsat’s C Band capacity on IS-805 at 169 degrees East.
The Prime Minister said the TSM policy for women has been an on-going issue that has been brought to the attention of the Government.

Government Supports TSM for Women in Parliament

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has moved a Motion in Parliament to consider the White Paper on the proposed new election system for Solomon Islands.
The government has secured USD$86-Million, through the Green Climate Fund (GCF), for the Tina Hydro Project.

Government Secures Multi-Million Dollar Funding for Tina Hydro Project

Two Solomon Islands delegations attending commercial negotiations and the 16th meeting of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Board in South Korea have secured cornerstone finance with USD$86-Million for the Tina Hydro Project.
There are also plans for Indonesian police to be involved in the continued training of the RSIPF.

Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua

With the end of the RAMSI intervention and restoration of full sovereignty comes more difficult diplomatic balancing.
Second Secretary & Consul, Australian High Commission, Natasha Whelan, presents Mr. Jiope, school principal, with a grant for the Livelihood project.

Australia funds Special Development Centre (SDC) Kaikai House for Students with Special Needs (Guadalcanal)

Australian Direct Aid program funding of SBD 102,413.66 is helping the Special Development Centre School located at Tandai, west of Honiara. This school is the only educational facility for students with disabilities in the country, providing an academic curriculum as well as livelihood and life skills programs for its students.