Politics Archive July 2018

"The government’s focus on anti-corruption and the passage of the Anti-Corruption bill is a positive step."

IMF Stands Ready to Support Reform Efforts

The IMF has commended the governments efforts to curb corrupt practices in the Solomon Islands.
Mr. Yakasa told the PNG Post-Courier that he had served with great honour and might for the sake of PNG and the government, and thanked the PNG Government for appointing him to the position.

Yakasa Concludes Mission

Papua New Guinea’s High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Fred Yakasa, leaves the country on Friday as his term has expired.
The Western Province Women’s Empowerment and Transformation Policy for Development is a blueprint for the strategies, projects and programmes the province can use to address obstacles that prevent women from nurturing their talents and fully participating as equal partners in provincial development.

Western Province Launches First Ever Women's Policy

The Western Provincial Government has affirmed its commitment to addressing gender and women’s issues with the launch of its first-ever women’s policy, an initiative supported by a UNDP and UNWomen Project.
Solomon Island's Prime Minsiter, Rick Houenipwela and Ministry of Health and Medical Service Permanent Secretary Dr. Tenneth Dalipanda at the Press Conference on Sunday.

Shortage of Medical Supplies Reaches Crisis Point

The Solomon Islands Government has been urged to declare a ‘State of Emergency’ at the National Referral Hospital (NRH) in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
"We spend billions of dollars a year in foreign aid, and this is a very practical way of investing in the future economic growth of our neighbors in the Pacific," says Australia's Prime Minister.

Undersea Cable Project Endorsed

The leaders of Australia, the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea have marked the start of a project to lay an undersea internet cable between the three countries amid criticism from China that Australia is trying to contain its influence in the region.