Politics Archive February 2014

The OPMC said Mr. Dausabea should respect the applicants and allow the appropriate body to deal with the selection of the new police commissioner.

OPMC Tells MMF to Keep Out of PC Selection Process

The Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) has strongly refuted claims made by Malaita Ma’asina Forum (MMF) that deputy police commissioner Walter Kola is the top choice for the police commissioner’s (PC) post.

A Cruise Visitor Survey for Solomon Islands

A landmark assessment, spotlighting the strategic findings from the 2013 Solomon Islands and Cruise Surveys will be the key focus of the discussions between government and industry officials, when they meet in Honiara this week.

Government Refutes Budget Crisis Claims

The Solomon Islands Ministry of Finance and Treasury has rejected speculations that the 2014 Budget is in Crisis.

New Director Recruited to Prime Minister's Office

A new director has been recruited to lead the Governance Program within the Solomon Islands Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Agreement Signed with International Finance Corporation

The Solomon Islands Government has signed a cooperation agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to work towards attracting more investors to the country, and strengthen its private sector to create jobs and improve the livelihoods of its people.
The new measures are put in place so that the government does not repeat challenges that it has faced in the past.

New Education Policy Focuses on Labour Market

The new draft policy on Government funded scholarships will shift the focus on training towards preparing Solomon Islanders for jobs that are in demand in the labour market.

Researcher Highlights Challenges of New Voter System

A researcher at the Australian National University is warning that Solomon Islands' shift to a new voter registration system could mean some eligible voters miss out.

PNG High Commissioner Presents Credentials

Papua New Guinea’s new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands H.E Fred Yakasa has presented his credentials to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo in Honiara last week.

Land Use Planning Remains Vital

A Consultation Workshop on Solomon Islands National Land Use Policy was told that “effective land use planning is critical” for Solomon Islands.
Kavachi is one of the most active submarine volcanoes in the south-west Pacific Ocean.

Kavachi Undersea Volcano Erupts Again

A submarine eruption is likely occurring at the submerged volcano of Kavachi in the Western Province.