Politics Archive June 2014

Axiom Injects Additional Funds

Axiom Mining (ASX:AVQ) has raised $1.1 million through a private placement as it focuses on its West Guadalcanal and Isabel Nickel projects in the Solomon Islands.
Geodynamics chief executive Geoff Ward said the company expected to start drilling activities "later this year".

ASX-listed Geodynamics Gets Go-ahead

ASX-listed Geodynamics has received the go-ahead to begin work on its 20 MW geothermal power project in the Solomon Islands.
"The beauty of the Solomon Islands is that while Honiara is ideal for those larger meetings groups, our other islands lend themselves perfectly to pre and post meeting opportunities with which participants can avail themselves of some amazing activities."

MICE Industry a Key Driver for Tourism: Tuamoto

The Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB) has unveiled its plans to position the destination as a new and very alternative venue for the international MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition) market.

Six Provinces Qualify for Provincial Funds

Only six out of Solomon Islands nine provinces have met the seven minimum conditions allowing them access to 30-million dollars of Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) under the Provincial Governance Strengthening Programme (PGSP).
Australia's Justice Minister Keenan (c) speaking with Commander of the Participating Police Force, Greg Harrigan.

Australia and RAMSI Reaffirm Support

Australia's Minister for Justice, Michael Keenan has reaffirmed Australia and RAMSI’s commitment to supporting the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the conclusion of a two-day visit to the Solomons.
“In our country, the Solomon Islands, it is unfortunate that corruption has taken precedence over general order, the normal administrative procedures, and, to say the least, there are elements of corruption even in our political system,” Archbishop Vunagi said.

Church Leaders Work Towards Mitigating Corruption

Churches in the Solomon Islands have committed to playing an active part in mitigating the root causes of corruption.
About 1,500 people are still being housed in the evacuation centres after April's deadly flash floods which killed at least 21 people and left thousands homeless.

Flood Victims Claim Assurance from Government

Flood victims in Solomon Islands say they have been given assurances they won't be forced out of the government-run emergency shelters in Honiara.

Anti-Corruption Work Reported On

The fifth session of the Implementation Review Group under the framework of the Mechanism for the Review of Implementation of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, is holding its session from the 2nd – 6th June 2014 in Vienna, Austria.