Politics Archive January 2017

The Tina hydro facility will generate upwards of 20 megawatt once completed, providing access to renewable energy for more than 100,000 people in and around the capital Honiara.

Concessional Loan Granted for Tina Hydro Project

The Solomon Islands Government has received a grant of US$15 million in concessional loans for its Tina Hydro Project.
The Opposition Group says direct text messages between a Bintang executive with the Prime Minister has raised a lot of questions.

PMs Link with Bintang ‘Highly Suspicious’

The Parliamentary Opposition Group says text messages revealing the Prime Ministers connection with Bintang Mining Company Limited has put the integrity of the Prime Minister into serious question.
APID machines conducting its bauxite mining operation in Rennell.

Cabinet Decision on Bauxite a Disgrace: Opposition

The Parliamentary Opposition Group says the Cabinet’s decision to give zero duty to Bintang Company to export bauxite is not in the best interest of our people and the economy of this country.

Lawyers Issue Warning to SIBC over SIPA Inquiry Reporting

Lawyers of the recently terminated Solomon Islands Ports Authority (SIPA) Chief Executive Officer, Collin Yow, have warned the national broadcaster (SIBC) that it should immediately stop any publication of matters regarding Mr Yow and the Commission of Inquiry’s report.
Dr Amal Abdullah Al Qubaisi, Federal National Council Speaker; Dr Thani Ahmad Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Environment and Climate Change; and Adnan Z. Ameen, Director-General of Irena, during the agency’s 2017 Legislators Forum in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

Solomon Islands included in ADFD Clean Energy Project

Four renewable energy projects in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).