Politics Archive August 2016

US dog tags found in Solomon Islands.

Australian Network Highlights WWII Tourism in Solomon Islands

The SBS has highlighted the tourism potentials Solomon Islands have should it aggressively promote the World War II Battle on Guadalcanal.

Man in Custody after Brutal Attack on Two Women

A man is in police custody after he attacked an elderly woman and her daughter over the weekend.
He says the ITSSI has a pivotal role in establishing standards as technological advances waits for no one.

Prime Minister Launches IT Society of Solomon Islands

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has launched the Information Technology Society of Solomon Islands (ITSSI).

SICCI Welcomes Removal of PCF

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) welcomes the removal of the Port Congestion Fees (PCF) by NYK Bulk & Project Carriers Limited.
“That will bring competition to the market and lower prices. The preparations to establish the company will start in the coming weeks,” Tilles said.

National Shipping for Solomon Islands

There are discussions underway to establish a national shipping company for the Solomon Islands.
The Solomon Islands government is in talks with Australia over future security arrangements after more than $2.6 billion was spent on maintaining the peace and rebuilding the Pacific island nation since 2003.

Plans to Re-arm Police Continues as RAMSI Exit Looms

As the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) plans its exit, government is again seriously exploring the possibility of re-arming the police force.
Participants at the recent IPSAS training in Gizo, Western Province.

MPGIS Concludes Seven Day IPSAS Training in Gizo

The Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS), with the technical support of Provincial Governance Strengthening Programme (PGSP), completed a one-week intensive training on International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS Cash Basis) for provincial officers of Western Province.
"This is the chance to see how other countries are doing it and see on how we can adapt it in Solomon Islands," Ms Tutua said.

Australia Supports Indigenous Solomon Islands Businesswoman to speak on World Stage

Leading Solomon Islands businesswoman Nanette Tutua will represent the nation this week at the World Indigenous Business Forum in Saskatoon, Canada.

Chief Magistrate for Solomon Islands Sworn in

Solomon Islands has a new Chief Magistrate, he is Mr John Numapo from Papua New Guinea. He will serve as Chief Magistrate initially for one year.
The Ehmunah Virgin Coconut Oil Processing Project will provide the local community with a coconut mill and assist coconut growers in the region to sell their produce.

Australia Breaking Ground on Economic Growth in Malaita

Australia is providing new income generating opportunities to communities in North Malaita through the Direct Aid Program.

Opposition Seeks Clarification on New SOE

The Parliamentary Opposition Group has called on the Government to clarify its proposed plan to create a new State Owned Enterprise (SOE).
Prime Minister Sogavare said there is a development angle to the role of traditional governance in the government system, especially when it comes to dealings in land for development.

Traditional Governance a Priority for Development

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is taking a bold step towards designing a policy framework that will see traditional governance an integral part of the government system.
Officials from the Opposition with the Vura School principal and his deputy during the visit last week Friday.

Opposition Office Kicks off School Civic Program

The Parliamentary Opposition Group has kicked off its High School Civic Program.

Coconut Farmers to Benefit from ANZ goMoney

An exciting project to connect mobile banking to the coconut industry was launched today by the Australian Government, Pacific Financial Inclusion Program (PFIP) and ANZ.
Mr Sogavare said dual citizenship would enable Solomon Islanders studying and working abroad to participate in national general elections.

Solomon Islands Considers Dual Citizenship

Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare, has revealed that the government is planning to introduce a dual citizenship bill for Solomon Islands early next year.

Respect Our People and Land: Andrew Te’e

Former IFM Commander Andrew Te’e has spoken out against unruly behaviour by youths from Temotu living in Lunga.

Report Reveals Worrying Trend amongst Youths in Solomon Islands

Over three-quarters of young people in the Solomon Islands reported that their use of alcohol had caused relationship or social problems in the previous year, and around 60 percent of both males and females agreed “there are times when a woman deserves to be beaten”, according to a new joint report by Save the Children and the Burnet Institute.
Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, being briefed by Mr Willie Horoto, at the National Medical Store.

Australia Continues Support in Health Services

Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Ferriavante-Wells, announced that Australia will continue its partnership with Solomon Islands to deliver better health services.
Members of the RSIP Response team at training under the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands.

SIG Refutes Permanent AFP Presence Perception

The Solomon Islands Government (SIG) Special Secretary for the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), Mr John Wasi has refuted perceptions that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) is planning to establish a permanent post in Solomon Islands in the post RAMSI period.

Minister for Tourism Underlines Commitment to Tourism

Solomon Islands Minister for Culture and Tourism, the Hon. Bartholomew Parapolo has capped off what represents the most high-ranking tourism mission ever to visit Australia with a key address to a group of senior travel industry management in Brisbane.
Prime Minister Sogavare and the visiting Australian Senator, Ferriavanti-Wells in Honiara.

Policing Key Agenda in Government Discussions

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Sogavare yesterday met the visiting Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Ferriavante-Wells and further discussed the proposed Solomon Islands-Australia policing arrangement for the post RAMSI era.

Education Gets Paradigm Shift

Solomon Islands is facing a major paradigm shift in Education as the Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) encourages more Solomon Islanders to pursue Doctors of Philosophy degree and secure employment abroad.

Opposition Queries Government on RIPEL

The Solomon Islands Parliamentary Opposition Group is calling on the Government to inform the nation on the proposition to revive the Russel Islands Plantations Estate Limited (RIPEL).