Politics Archive October 2014

High Commissioner Byrne said the Australian Government is happy to support SIWIBA and its work to empower the women of Solomon Islands.

Australia Announces Additional Funding for SIWIBA

Australia has reaffirmed its support for the Solomon Islands Women in Business Association, announcing further funding of more than SBD$3 million dollars for the organisation.

Solomon’s CEDAW Record Under UN Spotlight

The Solomon Islands' record on women's rights will be under the United Nations spotlight this Friday in Geneva.

UN Human Rights Review Underway

A four days work shop on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations Human Rights Records is currently underway at the Heritage hotel.
It is understood the PEC will be meeting with the Attorney General and other key stakeholders this morning.

The $20 Million Dollar Question

What will become of the $400,000 MPs entitlement payout? All up the payout would cost tax payers close to $20M – certainly a large amount of money for a cash strapped care taker government.

NCW Supports 26 Women in Upcoming Elections

With nominations for candidates to close later this afternoon the National Council of Women in Solomon Islands says it has helped prepare at least 26 women nationwide to run for office in elections next month.
It is a vicious cycle, and the cycle will continue as it is engrained in our everyday life – unfortunately, and this is not to discourage the youths or those who want to draw us to the light, it has become a necessary evil.

The High Cost of Elections

As nominations for the upcoming general elections close many candidates will now turn their attention to their campaign.

Permanent Secreteries Urged To Lead Reforms

The Secretary to Cabinet, Mr James Remobatu has urged Permanent Secretaries that they must lead the financial reforms within their ministries.
Solomon Islands Elections Set for November 19th

Solomon Islands Elections Set for November 19th

The Governor General Sir Frank Kabui has signed the proclamation for the 2014 National Elections to be held on Wednesday 19th November.