Politics Archive November 2019

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have visited 16 communities in Shortland Islands.

Community Awareness Conducted on Bougainville Referendum

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have visited 16 communities in Shortland Islands as part of community engagement with the people of Shortland Islands in preparation to provide security during the Bougainville Referendum that will be occur on 23 November 2019.
Tight Security as Parliament Resumes Today

Tight Security as Parliament Resumes Today

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be mounting an operation to provide back up security for the meeting of National Parliament which starts today.
Preparations Underway for Royal Visit

Preparations Underway for Royal Visit

Preparation for the visit next week by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles to Solomon Islands is well underway.
Police Destroys 745 Kilograms of Cocaine

Police Destroys 745 Kilograms of Cocaine

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have destroyed the 500 kilograms of cocaine seized from a yacht in September 2018 during a joint operation with the Australian Federal Police in the foreshores of Honiara.
Japanese soldiers in Guadalcanal during WW II.

Chinese Investor Cuts Access to Historical Site

The battlefields of Guadalcanal, in the Solomon Islands, draw visitors from the US and its war allies, as well as those from Japan, decades after the bloody campaign in the South Pacific ended.
IMF Release Findings After Consultations on Article IV

IMF Release Findings After Consultations on Article IV

International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Ms. Alison Stuart visited the Solomon Islands during October 30-November 12 to hold discussions on the 2019 Article IV Consultation. At the conclusion of the visit, Ms. Stuart issued the following statement:
Today, a number of locations within the Solomon Islands are facing immediate and direct climate change impacts such as sea-level rise and food and water insecurity.

Climate Change, Conflict, and Peacebuilding in Solomon Islands

Meaningful engagement with the social and conflict implications of climate change in Solomon Islands must be firmly grounded within local worldviews—within Solomon Islanders’ physical, economic, political, and social and spiritual worlds.
From left: Daniel Fenua (Director- RIPEL Cabinet Sub- Committee), Hon. Chachabule Amoi (Chairman- RIPEL- Cabinet Sub- Committee), Freda Unusi ( Cabinet Sub-Committee Secretariat), Kedson Ago ( National Consultant for PIMEU's Resource Sector) .

RIPEL Committee Initiates Ambitious Programme

The Solomon Islands Cabinet Sub- Committee Secretariat under the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has initiated an ambitious implementation program on community partnership, investment and development for Russel Islands.
IFC-Supported Gender Project Changes Solomon Islands' Business Culture

IFC-Supported Gender Project Changes Solomon Islands' Business Culture

More than 6,500 employees working for the biggest companies in Solomon Islands are now benefiting from more equal, supportive and respectful workplaces, with a marked rise in the numbers who feel safe at work, in the wake of a two- year initiative on gender equality.
Wale Slams Government On Allegations Over Use of Ex-Militants

Wale Slams Government On Allegations Over Use of Ex-Militants

Opposition Leader, Hon. Matthew Wale, condemns and calls on the Prime Minister to explain suggestions that the Government engaged former militants to do its work.
Tourism Solomons Hopeful of More Chinese Tourists

Tourism Solomons Hopeful of More Chinese Tourists

Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto, has expressed his hopes the country’s official friendship with China will act as a catalyst for increased growth within the key tourism sector.