Latest News Archive January 2014

OPMC Hits Back at Sikua

THE Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) has denied claims made by the Opposition Leader Dr Derek Sikua that funds were paid to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) to be distributed to police stations around Honiara to host their functions.

Solomon Islands Opens Diplomatic Mission In New Zealand

The Solomon Islands Government has opened a new diplomatic mission in Wellington, New Zealand which began operations on Monday 13th, January, 2014.
The voter registration process will take 40 days to complete as required by law and the Government is confident that the process will be completed on time.

New Voter Registration Process Begins

The new Voter Registration date has been set for March 10 after the government has made available funds for the exercise this week.

Police Chief’s Post Re-advertised

The Solomon Islands government is again advertising the role of Commissioner of Police in the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.

Tobacco Control Regulations In Effect

The Government has shown its continued commitment to improving the health of Solomon Islanders with the gazetting of the Tobacco Control Regulations.
Tuamoto will be tasked with devising and implementing strategies that will position tourism as the main source of foreign exchange earnings for the destination within the next 10 years.

Fijian Heads Solomon Islands Tourism Bureau

Former Tourism Fiji chief executive Josefa Tuamoto has been appointed to head up the Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau with immediate effect.

Dengue Serotype 3 Re-Emerges in the South Pacific

16 January 2014 - Dengue virus serotype 3 has recently re-emerged in several countries and territories in the South Pacific after nearly 20 years.
Ordering a stay of charges against Mr Moti, the full bench of the Australian High Court ruled he had been illegally deported from the Solomon Islands in December 2007.

Pressure Group Calls on Canberra to Settle Moti Claim

The Solomon Islands pressure group, the Malaita Ma'asina Forum is calling on the Australian government to settle the claims of Solomon Islands' former attorney general Julian Moti.
From L-R High Commissioner Dr. Ajay M. Gondane, Mrs Varsha Gondane and Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga at the Prime Minister's Office.

DPM Maelanga Farewells Indian H.C to Solomon Islands

Deputy Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Maelanga has farewelled the outgoing Indian High Commissioner to Solomon Islands HE Dr Ajay M. Gondane today – acknowledging the Indian Government’s assistance to the country in recent years.

Japanese Water Purification Method Being Tested in Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands Environment Ministry is promoting a septic system based on traditional Japanese manure pools called koedame in the Solomon Islands, where the contamination of underground water and rivers is a serious problem.
SPC Secures a Unique World Record – 100,000 Tuna Tagged by One Individual

SPC Secures a Unique World Record – 100,000 Tuna Tagged by One Individual

The tuna tagging experiments conducted by SPC’s Oceanic Fisheries Programme (OFP) are acknowledged to be among the most comprehensive in the world and have recently achieved yet another milestone.
With the approach, attitude, commitment and cooperation that has resulted in the successful completion of the two Churches, the Prime Minister  stated that this was the right path towards more development progress in communities.

Lilo Urges Support for Development

On a recent visit to Ata'a, Fataleka in Malaita Province to witness the consecration of two new Churches, the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Gordon Darcy Lilo took the opportunity to encourage locals to support the country's development.
Estancia High sophomore Maya Van Den Heever is the Daily Pilot High School Athlete of the Week.

Maya is Star Athlete

Young Solomon Islander, Maya Van Den Heever, a Estancia High sophomore is used to the long airplane ride between California and the Solomon Islands.