Politics Archive October 2019

Sireheti Receives International Award

Sireheti Receives International Award

An officer of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Inspector Kerry Sireheti has received an international award from the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), “40 under 40 Award” for 2019 during a ceremony in Chicago, United States of America on 28 October 2019.

What's the Delay In DPM Appointment: Wale

The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale questions the Prime Minister over the long delay in the appointment of a new Deputy Prime Minister.
Good Ridge Mines Reopen for Business

Good Ridge Mines Reopen for Business

The Gold Ridge goldmine in Solomon Islands was officially relaunched yesterday in Central Guadalcanal.
The picturesque Florida Islands in the Central Province.

Sam Group Agreement With Central Province Unlawful: Attorney General

The agreements between Central Province and China Sam Group of Companies is unlawful, uncertain and unenforceable, says the Attorney General John Muria Jr.
High Speed Internet Scheduled for February 2020

High Speed Internet Scheduled for February 2020

Solomon Islanders are expected to start using high speed internet in February 2020.
CBSI Says Article by Sasako Misleading

CBSI Says Article by Sasako Misleading

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has released a press statement clarifying an article written by Alfred Sasako regarding the apparent shutdown of US dollar account.
Spike in Sexual Violence Incidents

Spike in Sexual Violence Incidents

Sexual violence (SV) incidents in Solomon Islands (SI) have increased over the three year period from 2017 – 2019.
Police in Makira-Ulawa Province Warns Public Over Recent Revenge Attack

Police in Makira-Ulawa Province Warns Public Over Recent Revenge Attack

The Provincial Police Commander (PPC) Supervising of Makira-Ulawa Province, Inspector Jerry Muaki has warned public in that Province not to take the law into their own hands.

Opposition Accuses Sogavare of Putting China First

Deputy Opposition Leader and Member of Parliament for East Are'Are constituency, Hon. Peter Kenilorea Jr has come out in support of the statement by Hon. John Maneniaru, former DPM sacked by Sogavare two weeks ago.
7 YO Girl Raped in Broad Daylight

7 YO Girl Raped in Broad Daylight

The public are appalled that a 7 year old girl was raped in broad daylight at the National Museum in Honiara.
Government Serious About Land Reform Program: Maelanga

Government Serious About Land Reform Program: Maelanga

Deputy Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga says the Government will continue to work with all provinces on its current land reform program.
Govt Signs Air Services Agreement With Turkey and UAE

Govt Signs Air Services Agreement With Turkey and UAE

The Solomon Islands Government has signed historical air service agreements with the governments of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Turkey.
New Police Post Open in Isabel Province

New Police Post Open in Isabel Province

More than 7,000 people in the Gao and Bugotu District of Isabel Province will benefit from a new police post which has been opened at Tatamba yesterday.
Tax Threshold Increased From $15,080 to $30,080

Tax Threshold Increased From $15,080 to $30,080

The Government of Solomon Islands has approved an increase of the P.A.Y.E zero tax threshold from $15,080 to $30,080.
Acting Mayor Calls for Calm in Honiara

Acting Mayor Calls for Calm in Honiara

The Acting City Mayor Cr. Charles Chekah Aiwosuga has made a call for calmness in the City.
Solomon Islands and China Sign Agreements

Solomon Islands and China Sign Agreements

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing and signed several agreements in the first official visit since the two countries established diplomatic relations last month.
Another Kwaso Raid by Police

Another Kwaso Raid by Police

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have confiscated 1,000 litres of kwaso in the Waste Water area of Noro in Western Province during a raid on Monday morning.

We Were Invited To Be Part of Govt Delegation to Beijing: SICCI

With the Government having made the decision regarding its Taiwan and China foreign relations, the Chamber is embracing the opportunity to explore more what this new relationship will entail.
Sogavare to Meet President of China Xi Jingping Today

Sogavare to Meet President of China Xi Jingping Today

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation have arrived in Beijing and will meet President Xi Jingping today.

Chinese Inspection Team Asses Infrastructure

The first Chinese Inspection team from the Beijing Institute of Architectural Design, BIAD, is currently in the country to assess the infrastructure requirements of four national projects and meet with relevant authorities about plans to kick-off project constructions.
EEAS Deputy Secretary-General, Jean-Christophe Belliard and Supervising Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Hon. Anthony Veke.

The EU and Solomon Islands Step Up Cooperation

The European Union (EU) and Solomon Islands have agreed on a number of steps to further strengthen their bilateral relationship, including in the common fight against climate change.
Body of 40 YO Retrieved After Drowning in Munda

Body of 40 YO Retrieved After Drowning in Munda

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Western Province recovered the body of a 40-year-old man who had drowned in the sea outside of Kekehe Village in Munda on Friday 4 October 2019.
UK Appoints New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands.

UK Appoints New High Commissioner to Solomon Islands.

Dr Brian Jones has been appointed High Commissioner to Solomon Islands and non-resident High Commissioner to the Republic of Nauru.
Sogavare Leaves for China Today

Sogavare Leaves for China Today

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, MP will leave the country today to travel to the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Opposition Leader Blasts PM

Opposition Leader Blasts PM

The Leader of Opposition Matthew Wale commends the Office of the Governor General (GG) for standing up against the Prime Minister’s tyrant and dictatorial leadership style.
New Minister for Police, National Security and Correctional Services Anthony Veke sworn-in before the Governor General.

Three MPs Sworn in As Ministers

Three members of parliament were sworn-in before the Governor General, His Excellency, Sir David Vunagi yesterday morning to serve as ministers of the crown.