Politics Archive March 2020

Guangdong Province to Send Masks, Protective Gear

Guangdong Province of the People’s Republic of China has expressed their commitment to provide support to the Government and people of Solomon Islands.
The statement said this system is designed to minimize large gathering of people and social distancing of members going to their offices.

SINPF Formulates System to Control Influx of Members

The Solomon Islands National Provident Fund is concerned about the influx of members flocking to their office seeking payouts.
Dr. Jimmie Rodgers and other panelists at a talkback show held at SIBC over the weekend.

Solomon Islanders Studying Abroad to Remain in Host Countries

Cabinet has made a decision that Solomon Islanders studying in Fiji, PNG and Philippines are to remain in their respective host countries.
Government authorities are working on our preparedness for any lock down event across the capital.

Government Plans Simulated Lock Down Drill to Test Preparedness

The Government has approved a simulated lock down drill in the coming days to test our preparedness should a real lockdown is imposed in an event of any COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Honiara Declared an Emergency Zone

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has declared Honiara an emergency zone.
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare.

Prime Minister Sogavare Makes Orders to Curb Possible COVID-19 Crisis in Solomon Islands

MP for East Choiseul, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has made orders in his capacity as Prime Minister to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Solomon Islands.
PM To Address Nation

PM To Address Nation

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare, MP will be making a nationwide address today.
Solomon Islands Attorney General John Muria (Jr).

State of Emergency is Not a Lockdown: A.G

The recent declaration by the Governor General Sir David Vunagi announcing that a State of Emergency now exists in Solomon Islands is not a lockdown.
Governor General Declare State of Public Emergency in Solomon Islands

Governor General Declare State of Public Emergency in Solomon Islands

Governor General of Solomon Islands, Sir David Vunagi has declared a 'State of Public Emergency' for Solomon Islands.

Kenilorea Wins Petition Case

All charges against the MP for East Are’are Hon. Peter Kenilorea Jr. has been dismissed.

Business as Usual for Australian High Commission Office

The Australian High Commission office will remain open for business and has no plans to suspend its operations in Solomon Islands.
PM Provides Update on 2023 Pacific Games

PM Provides Update on 2023 Pacific Games

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has informed Parliament on the update progress on the 2023 Pacific Games preparations.
“It is important that whatever we do in advancing the development aspiration of this country post-conflict, we must not lose sight of the reasons why we collapsed,” he said.

DCGA Recognises Need to Engage Resource Owners: PM

The National Government recognizes the need to engage our resource owners in any investment and economic activities on their land.
Rodgers said the COVID-19 pandemic has also slowed work between Solomon Islands and the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

Time Running out for Solomon Islands PG 2023 Preps

Solomon Islands is running out of time in its preparation for the construction of facilities for the 2023 Pacific Games.

PM Launch PMTA Logo & Website

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare today has launched the official logo and website for the 45th Pacific Maritime Transport Alliance Conference (PMTA).
Deputy High Commissioner Ms Sally-Anne Vincent personally thanked the organising committee and church community involved in the Bushfire Appeal.

Australia’s Deep Gratitude to SDA Church for Generous Bushfire Donation

The Australian High Commission has expressed deep gratitude to Solomon Islands’ Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church for its generous donation to victims of the recent bushfires at a special handover ceremony.
"Of course like everyone else our tourism industry is going to take a major hit - we expected it and we are already feeling it," said Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto.

COVID-19: Solomon Islands Remains Vigilent

Tourism Solomons CEO, Josefa ‘Jo’ Tuamoto said the Solomon Islands government remained extremely vigilant in its approach to tackling COVID-19.
“We need to fight this as a country and not as a Government, civil society, or as a private sector. We all have a role to play in conquering the corona pandemic,” he said.

Government is Taking Fight Against Covid-19 Seriously

Secretary to Prime Minister (SPM) Dr Jimmie Rodgers has assured the country that the Government is taking serious measures in the fight against the corona virus.
DCGA MPs Undergo NCD Screening

DCGA MPs Undergo NCD Screening

Members of Parliament under the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) today, underwent screening for the risks of having Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD), at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.
“The ministry of justice and legal affairs and the national judiciary acknowledge the need to improve and strengthen the existing justice sector strategic framework”, Mae said.

Access to Justice Study Report in Solomon Islands Launched

An access to justice study report was recently launched in Solomon Islands. Supported by the Australian government and the United Nations Development Program, this report was produced with the aim to better understand the existing justice needs of the people of Solomon Islands.
Left to right: Executive Director NHA- Christian Nieng, Policy Secretary (Resource Sector)-Jimson Tanangada, Chairman PG2023 CSC -Jamie Vokia, PRC Official Mr. Hesong, PRC Counselor Yao Ming, Director CSC SPG2023 McFadden Aoraunisaka, SPM Dr. Jimmie Rodgers, PRC Official Mr Liu and Policy Secretary (Productive Sector) Dr. Sasmson Viulu.

PRC Reaffirms Commitment to Deliver 2023 Games Facilities

Officials from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet together with Officials from the National Hosting Authority (NHA) and the Cabinet Sub-committee on the 2023 Pacific Games today met with officials from the Government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) for updates on progresses made so far toward the preparation of the games.

OPMC Responds to One Link Story

The Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) said ongoing claims in the media that the Prime Minister has encouraged Members of Parliament in Caucus to invest in One Link is nothing but political propaganda and a blatant lie.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TSI, Mrs. Ruth Liloqula.

Government Must Stop USD$100 Billion Loan Proposal: TSI

Transparency Solomon Islands (TSI) says that the proposed USD$100 Billion loan currently being explored by government must be stopped.
PMO Changes Stance Regarding One Link

PMO Changes Stance Regarding One Link

Opposition leader Mathew Wale says he’s pleased to note the new position that the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) has taken to side with CBSI and Honiara City Council regarding the pyramid scheme One Link.
Police Investigates Traffic Accident Involving Police Officers in Auki

Police Investigates Traffic Accident Involving Police Officers in Auki

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) is investigating a traffic accident on Kwainamoro road near Auki in the Malaita Province.
Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Hon James Marape and SICCI Chairman, Mr. Jay Bartlett.

Establishing Business Links Between Solomon Islands and PNG

Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Hon James Marape arrived in Solomon Islands on Thursday 27th February 2020 for has been described as a historical three-day state visit.

Sogavare Ackowledges Support by PNG for PG2023

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has conveyed his gratitude to the Prime Minister and people of Papua New Guinea for its K40 million assistance towards hosting the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara.
PNG Prime Minister, James Marape said the amalgamated treaty and agreement will forge newer ways to go forward for both countries.

PNG and Solomon Islands Signs Documents to Guide Relationship

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Manasseh Sogavare and PNG Prime Minister, James Marape has signed two documents after their bilateral discussion in Honiara on Friday.

We Must Continue to Look Within Ourselves: Bartlett

Chairman of the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce (SICCI), Jeremy Bartlett has highly commended the PNG Prime Minister, James Marape.

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