Latest News Archive October 2019

Police in Makira-Ulawa Province Warns Public Over Recent Revenge Attack

Police in Makira-Ulawa Province Warns Public Over Recent Revenge Attack

The Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Supervising of Makira-Ulawa Province, Inspector Jerry Muaki has warned public in that Province not to take the law into their own hands.

Opposition Accuses Sogavare of Putting China First

Deputy Opposition Leader and Member of Parliament for East Are'Are constituency, Hon. Peter Kenilorea Jr has come out in support of the statement by Hon. John Maneniaru, former DPM sacked by Sogavare two weeks ago.
7 YO Girl Raped in Broad Daylight

7 YO Girl Raped in Broad Daylight

The public are appalled that a 7 year old girl was raped in broad daylight at the National Museum in Honiara.
Cutting of ribbon by H.E. Roderick Brazier and PS Supervising MPNSCS Mactus Forau.

Australia Funds Extension of Seif Ples Facility

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) welcomes the completion of an extension to the Seif Ples facility at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara which was officially opened during a ceremony on 15 October 2019.
Man Arrested for Death of Grandfather

Man Arrested for Death of Grandfather

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Malaita Province have arrested an adult man following the death of his grandfather at Komumakai Village close to Wairokai Village in West Are’are on 11 October 2019.
SMEC Awarded Infrastructure Contract in the Solomon Islands

SMEC Awarded Infrastructure Contract in the Solomon Islands

Engineering and development consultancy SMEC has been appointed to design and overlook infrastructure projects in the Solomon Islands. The firm was appointed by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development in the country, to help with the construction of certain roads and wharves.
Government Serious About Land Reform Program: Maelanga

Government Serious About Land Reform Program: Maelanga

Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says the Government will continue to work with all provinces on its current land reform program.
Australia Gifts High Speed Patrol Vessel to RSIPF

Australia Gifts High Speed Patrol Vessel to RSIPF

The Australian Government has gifted the first of two new special purpose, high speed patrol vessels to the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for Western Border patrol and response operations.
Govt Signs Air Services Agreement With Turkey and UAE

Govt Signs Air Services Agreement With Turkey and UAE

The Solomon Islands Government has signed historical air service agreements with the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey.
New Police Post Open in Isabel Province

New Police Post Open in Isabel Province

More than 7,000 people in the Gao and Bugotu District of Isabel Province will benefit from a new police post which has been opened at Tatamba yesterday.
Tax Threshold Increased From $15,080 to $30,080

Tax Threshold Increased From $15,080 to $30,080

The Government of Solomon Islands has approved an increase of the P.A.Y.E zero tax threshold from $15,080 to $30,080.
Acting Mayor Calls for Calm in Honiara

Acting Mayor Calls for Calm in Honiara

The Acting City Mayor Cr. Charles Chekah Aiwosuga has made a call for calmness in the City.
Duplicated Honiara Census List Clarified

Duplicated Honiara Census List Clarified

The 43 names that appeared twice on the Honiara’s selected supervisors and enumerators for the upcoming national census were the result of a printing error.
Solomon Islands and China Sign Agreements

Solomon Islands and China Sign Agreements

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing and signed several agreements in the first official visit since the two countries established diplomatic relations last month.
27 YO Man Arrested on Allegations of Sexually Assaulting 9 YO Girl

27 YO Man Arrested on Allegations of Sexually Assaulting 9 YO Girl

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Sexual Assault Unit have arrested and charged a 27-year-old male on 7 October 2019 for an allegation of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl in West Honiara.
Another Kwaso Raid by Police

Another Kwaso Raid by Police

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have confiscated 1,000 litres of kwaso in the Waste Water area of Noro in Western Province during a raid on Monday morning.

We Were Invited To Be Part of Govt Delegation to Beijing: SICCI

With the Government having made the decision regarding its Taiwan and China foreign relations, the Chamber is embracing the opportunity to explore more what this new relationship will entail.
Sogavare to Meet President of China Xi Jingping Today

Sogavare to Meet President of China Xi Jingping Today

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation have arrived in Beijing and will meet President Xi Jingping today.
13 YO Girl and 30 YO Man Arrested for Selling Kwaso

13 YO Girl and 30 YO Man Arrested for Selling Kwaso

Officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested two suspects for selling homebrew (kwaso) at Tulagi in Central Province on 6 October 2019.
SolBrew Wins HEINEKEN CSR Award in Asia Pacific

SolBrew Wins HEINEKEN CSR Award in Asia Pacific

Solomon Breweries won the top Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) award in HEINEKEN Asia Pacific beating other HEINEKEN operations in the Asia Pacific region.

Chinese Inspection Team Asses Infrastructure

The first Chinese Inspection team from the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, BIAD, is currently in the country to assess the infrastructure requirements of four national projects and meet with relevant authorities about plans to kick-off project constructions.
EEAS Deputy Secretary-General, Jean-Christophe Belliard and Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Hon. Anthony Veke.

The EU and Solomon Islands Step Up Cooperation

The European Union (EU) and Solomon Islands have agreed on a number of steps to further strengthen their bilateral relationship, including in the common fight against climate change.
Vice-Chancellor's Dr. Ganesh Chand delivering his address during the World Teachers' Day Celebration.

SINU to Offer Post-Grad and Masters Degree in Education in 2020

The Vice-Chancellor of the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) Dr. Ganesh Chand made the announcement during the World Teachers’ Day celebration at Panatina Cultural Village on Friday 4th Oct 2019.
Body of 40 YO Retrieved After Drowning in Munda

Body of 40 YO Retrieved After Drowning in Munda

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Western Province recovered the body of a 40-year-old man who had drowned in the sea outside of Kekehe Village in Munda on Friday 4 October 2019.
UK Appoints New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands.

UK Appoints New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands.

Dr Brian Jones has been appointed High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Nauru.
Sogavare Leaves for China Today

Sogavare Leaves for China Today

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, MP will leave the country today to travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
The sinking islands of Oceania have become a symbol for the severe and unprecedented consequences of man-made global warming.

Climate Change and Conflict Interrelationship

Considering how vulnerable Pacific Island countries (PIC) are to the conflict-prone effects of climate change, it is surprising that so little attention has been focused on the region.
The project will provide increased access to safe water and improve sanitation in the urban areas of the Solomon Islands, greater Honiara area and five other towns, namely Auki, Gizo, Noro, Munda, and Tulagi.

ADB Funds Urban Water Supply

Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan of $28M and a grant of $9M for the Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project in the Solomon Islands.

Vanuatu 0-1 Solomon Islands

Electrifying atmosphere greeted Melanesian rivals Vanuatu and Solomon Islands onto the pitch in the day’s second semi-final, and both sets of players responded to the cheers of their vocal and passionate supporters with a fast and furious opening.
Opposition Leader Blasts PM

Opposition Leader Blasts PM

The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale commends the Office of the Governor General (GG) for standing up against the Prime Minister’s tyrant and dictatorial leadership style.
New Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services Anthony Veke sworn-in before the Governor General.

Three MPs Sworn in As Ministers

Three members of parliament were sworn-in before the Governor General, His Excellency, Sir David Vunagi yesterday morning to serve as ministers of the crown.