Politics Archive June 2013

The New Zealand couple will be working in the education and government departments in Isabel's provincial capital of Buala, home to about 2000 people.

New Zealand Couple Look Forward to Solomon Stint

Saltwater crocodiles and access to electricity are soon to become Les and Kay Dawson's biggest concerns as they move to a remote area in the Solomon Islands to volunteer their skills.
The new network will be able to connect all 85 Ministries of the Government within Honiara.

Government ICT Network Complete

Australian networking company, CBO Telecommunications, has successfully completed a large ICT project for the Solomon Islands Government with the deployment of a secure private network to connect 85 government offices.

Civil Case Backlog Raises Concerns

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry is concerned about the number of civil cases mounting up in the courts which are delaying major development projects.

New Era for Coorperation

Solomon Islands and Australia have begin a new era of cooperation with the transfer of RAMSI’s development programs to the Solomon Islands - Australia Partnership for Development.
Chamber CEO Jerry Tengemoana with SINU Vice Chancellor Dr Glynn Galo.

SINU Business Graduates Get a SICCI Boost

Top business graduates of the Solomon Islands National University will now have sponsorship support from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry, SICCI.
Prime Minister Lilo pointed out that since 2011, various Government Ministries and Departments have used results of the survey to design their action programs.

Peoples Survey to Set 2014 Priorities: PM Lilo

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo says the Government will use results of the 2013 Peoples Survey as guidelines to develop its 2014 priorities.

Taiwanese Vessel Detained

A Taiwanese fishing boat registered in Donggang Township, Pingtung County, has been detained in Solomon Islands since last week.
The milestone signing now opens the way for the reforestation project to begin with a Korean funding of SB$7.2 million to support the Government’s reforestation program.

Solomon Islands and Korea Sign Reforestation Project

The Governments of Solomon Islands and the Republic of Korea have signed a Framework Arrangement to formalize the start of a Reforestation Project in Solomon Islands.
Sir Albert and Ambassador Reha Keskintepe chats as Supervising PS for Foreign Affairs John Wasi looks on.

Turkey Determined to Enhance Ties with Solomon Islands

The new Turkish Ambassador to Solomon Islands, H.E. Reha Keskintepe has announced his country’s determination to enhance ties with Solomon Islands as steps are being taken for the two countries to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance engagement.

Premiers Conference Ends with Six Resolutions

The 2013 Premiers Conference has ended successfully with a Six-Point Resolution contained in the Gizo Communiqué signed on Saturday.

PM Lilo Meets Japan Parliamentary Vice Minister

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has met Japan’s Parliamentary Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs on Friday 14th June 2013 in Honiara.
This has now been reduced to about 200 cases a week, with the majority of infections coming from the capital, Honiara.

Slight Drop in Dengue Cases

There has been a reduction in the number of dengue fever cases being reported in Solomon Islands.
He says it is unfortunate that certain individuals have been named, but he attributes that to the case being “played out in the media.”

LCC Called on to Name Those Charged

The Leadership Code Commission (LCC) has been called on to release the names of those charged under the LCC Act.
The LCC says they have been given 60 days to respond in writing to the charges.

MPs and Senior Public Servants Charged

The Leadership Code Commission (LCC) has charged 21 MPs over alleged misconduct in office. 15 senior public servants have also been charged.
Solomon Airlines was able to demonstrate its creditworthiness, and the viability of the project, which was to purchase the Dash-8 aircraft, Megapode.

New Borrowing Rules in Place for SOEs

The Solomon Islands government has outlined a new borrowing policy for state owned enterprises.
Marine protected areas' boundaries will include some area of ocean, even if it is only a small fraction of the total area of the Island.

Rennell Bellona Province Registers Marine Protected Area

The first Solomon Island community to request assistance from OceansWatch to help them manage their marine resources has had their marine protected area recognized by the Rennell Bellona Provincial Government.
Many desire to find the location of the fabled treasure.

Treasure Hunters Flock Solomon Islands in Search of Lost Gold

The Solomon Islands were as far as the Japanese Imperial Army got during World War II in their push towards conquering all of Southeast Asia and Australia.
The Governor General Sir Frank Kabui with the Premier of Temotu Province, Fr. Brown Beu.

Sir Frank Joins Celebrations in Lata to Mark Temotu Day

The Governor General Sir Frank Kabui has joined leaders and people of Temotu to celebrate the Province’s 2nd Appointed Day in Lata Friday last week.

TSI Concerned with Diversion of Agriculture Funds

Transparency Solomon Islands is deeply concerned about a Government plan to take SBD$33 million Solomon Islands dollars from the Ministry of Agriculture budget and channel it through Members of Parliament, a move that has been widely criticized.
Premier Habu paid tribute to all serving officials who have contributed to the progress made and the overall performance of the province.

Isabel Invests Heavily in Social Service Infrastructure

The Isabel Provincial Government is increasing investment in its social sector in rural communities around the province.

Free Up Land for Development: GG

The people of Isabel Province has celebrated their 29th second appointed day on Monday at the provincial capital Buala with a call to free up their land for development.

MP Welcomes New Fera Airport Terminal

The Member of Parliament for Maringe Kokota constituency in Isabel Province has welcomed the opening and handover of a government funded terminal building to the Province on Monday.