Politics Archive April 2014

The PNG Team is here to help the Solomon Islands Government set up the Registry of Political Parties for Solomon Islands. The Team is fully funded by the Government of Papua New Guinea.

PM Lilo Welcomes PNG Political Party Registry Team

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo last night welcomed and commissioned the work of a PNG Team from the Political Parties Registry to the Solomon Islands.
Mr. Lilo said he appreciated the wealth and knowledge Ms. Crawshaw has of Solomon Islands as she has served as deputy high commissioner in the country in the past.

New NZ High Commissioner Present Letters of Introduction to PM

New Zealand’s new High Commissioner to Solomon Islands Marion Crawshaw yesterday presented her letters of introduction to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo in Honiara.
Australia’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Andrew Byrne says the team will be based at the National Referral Hospital and will help local staff respond to an influx of patients.

Australian Doctors Provides Medical Support

Australia continues to stand with Solomon Islands in responding to the flood crisis.
The graduation of the 17 nurses will immensely contribute towards the NCRA Government’s national goal and commitment to the delivery of important social services like health which is critical to strengthening the socio-economic development in rural areas.

Goldie Graduates Nurses

The Solomon Islands Helena Goldie College of Nursing has graduated 17 new diploma level nurses last week at United Church’s Headquarter in Munda, Western Province.

Lilo Sends Condolence to Hatimoana Family

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Gordon Darcy Lilo was deeply saddened by the passing of the late Honorable Johnley Hatimoana over the weekend after a short illness.

Zero Damages Following Quake and Tsunami

The Government’s National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) has reported zero casualties or damages from the magnitude 7.6 quake and tsunami that struck coastal villages of mainland Makira and its surrounding islands on Sunday morning.
It is anticipated that the new Bailey bridge will be fully operational by the end of May. The New Zealand Government will also fund the contractors who will build the bridge.

NZ Government Funds Repair of Damaged Mataniko Bridge

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo today thanked the New Zealand Government for its quick response to immediately provide a bailey bridge to replace the damaged old Mataniko Bridge at Chinatown.
SIRC says that at least 9,500 people are now taking refuge in 21 welfare centres in Honiara, with similar camps set up in parts of Guadalcanal.

52,000 Affected by Floods

Recent assessments by the Solomon Islands Red Cross (SIRC) suggest that 52,000 people have been directly affected by the recent floods.

PM Lilo and Sikua Visit Flood Stricken Guadalcanal

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo and Opposition Leader Dr Derek Sikua have visited the Guadalcanal Plains and the Gold Ridge mine on Sunday in a mission to witness the scale and impact of the recent rain and floods on Guadalcanal.

Solomon Islands Voter Registration Extended

The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission has extended its Biometric Voter Registration process because of the recent floods.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to the Solomon Islands last year.

Royals Send Condolence Message to Flood Victims in Solomon Islands

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have sent condolences to the people of the Solomon Islands in the wake of floods that killed at least 23 people and left thousands homeless.

Flood Relief or CDF?

The flooding that has affected Honiara, Guadalcanal Province is a tragedy on a scale that has not been seen in this country for some time. Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) writes about the decision to release part of the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in the wake of the flooding that devastated Honiara and parts of Guadalcanal.
Parliamentary Secretary to Australian Foreign Minister, Senator Brett Mason and Prime Minister Lilo.

Australia Will Be with Solomon Islands in Good and Bad Times: Mason

Parliamentary Secretary to Australian Foreign Minister, Senator Brett Mason has conveyed Australia’s deepest condolences to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy, his Government and the people of Solomon Islands.
L-R, NDMO Director Loti Yates, Minister Tovosia, Ambassador Yu and Permanent Secretary Dr Melchior Mataki at the handover ceremony this afternoon.

ROC Donates $2 Million towards Recovery Efforts

The Republic of China (Taiwan) today has donated SB$2 million worth of relief assistance towards recovery efforts in Solomon Islands following last week’s deadly floods that killed at least 23 people and left thousands of people homeless.
The NDC appeals to stakeholders, including non-government organizations and other donors, to cooperate within existing disaster management operations.

We Must Work Together to Restore the Solomon Islands: Mataki

The Solomon Islands has endured a week filled with destruction and enormous tragedy, now is the time to work together.
Ms Bishop says Australia's total package of $3 million will help with the immediate needs of those affected.

Australia Announces AUD$3 million Flood Assistance For Solomon Islands

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced a $3 million aid package to help Solomon Islands recover from a major flood disaster which has killed 23 people and left 9,000 homeless.
Solomon Airlines Resumes Full International & Domestic Operations

Solomon Airlines Resumes Full International & Domestic Operations

Solomon Airlines has resumed full operation of its international and domestic flight schedules following the devastating flooding which struck the Solomon Islands on the weekend.

Ministry of Education Responds to Flood Disaster

The Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD), and UNICEF, are working together on immediate priorities in response to the recent flooding in Honiara and Guadalcanal.
“Australia is ready to assist Solomon Islands at this difficult time,” said Australian High Commissioner Andrew Byrne.

Australia Stands with Solomon Islands During Flood Crises

Australia has immediately pledged over SBD$330,000 to support Solomon Islands in the initial response to flooding in Honiara and Guadalcanal.
“We have had to set up teams to get people to move away from vulnerable areas, there are spots in town that may collapse as the heavy rain continues.”

Stay Indoors, NDMO Warns

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has warned Honiara residents to go to higher grounds, stay indoors and stay put.
Prime Minister Lilo has acknowledged the students for recognizing his Government’s efforts in helping future leaders of this country.

USP Students Praise PM Lilo

The University of the South Pacific Students Association of Solomon Islands (USPSASI) campus has praised Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo for addressing the students’ scholarship issue.

Transparency Solomon Islands Elects new Board Members

Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday 29th March 2014 at Hyundai Mall, Kairos Conference Room.
The Bill was approved by Cabinet more than three weeks ago and was submitted to the Clerk to Parliament shortly after its approval.

PM Confident in Success of Integrity Bill

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo is confident that Parliament will deliberate on and eventually pass the Political Parties Integrity Bill (PPIB) which is now before the Parliamentary Bills and Legislation Committee.