Politics Archive October 2022

The graduates received qualifications in four different technical and vocational programs such as Hospitality, Team Leader Skill Set, Leadership and Management and International Skills Training (IST).

Solomon Islands Gain Skills Through APTC

The achievements of 43 men and 45 women were celebrated last week at the first in-person APTC graduation ceremony in Honiara, Solomon Islands since the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
The MoU will serve as a foundation to cooperate and share information with other national integrity institutions to prevent, investigate, and prosecute corruption.

SIICAC Hosts Roundtable with Partners

This week, UNDP together with the Solomon Islands Independent Commission Against Corruption (SIICAC) hosted a round-table discussion to frame a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with its key partners.
As part of commemorating the event this year, women and girls of Malango were able to share their stories and showcase their spiritual, economic and cultural experiences and skills through singing, dancing and crafting.

Malango Women Celebrate International Rural Women’s Day

Women and girls from the Malango Ward of Central Guadalcanal have joined hands with the Tina River Hydropower Project Office this week to commemorate International Day of Rural Women (IDRW) at Kaimomosa Village, Belaha.
Joining the prayer event, Sogavare proclaimed that God is the leader of the country and as God’s servant, he is only a custodian of the highest position of the land.

Prime Minister Says He is God's Servant During Religious Gathering

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was the invited guest of honour in the 30th anniversary of the All Pacific Arise and Sukkot 2022, held in Honiara, Solomon Islands.
Tahnimana said preliminary reports say that the deceased was felling a massive tree at the time when a branch from another tree nearby got caught, snapped and hit the deceased’s head who died instantly.

Man Crushed to Death at Logging Camp

The police are currently investigation circumstances surrounding the death of a 47 year old chainsaw operator at a logging camp in South Malaita.
Private Brandon Stewart from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, teaches navigation theory to Royal Solomon Islands Police Force members.

Maritime Partnership on Show in Solomon Islands

Fourteen officers from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) completed a boat-handling course with Army's 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (Amphibious), during Exercise Coastwatchers.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare during his bilateral discussions in Australia.

Sogavare Thanks Australia for Support Towards 2023 Pacific Games

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has thanked Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese for a donation to support the staging of the Pacific Games.
The Prime Minister was in New York for the UNGA, attended the first US-Pacific summit hosted by US President Biden and had a bilateral meeting with his Australian counterpart in Canberra.

Prime Minister Returns From Engagements Overseas

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his delegation arrived home yesterday after successfully completing his overseas engagements.
She says the bill is currently in its draft form, and will form the basis for a new teachers and leader’s administrative instruction guide, which will replace the current teaching service handbook.

Education Minister Promises Education Bill and Scheme of Service for Teachers

The Minister of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Hon. Lanelle Tanangada has committed to implementing a new scheme of service for teachers, and to bring to Parliament an Education Bill.
Mr Albanese indirectly acknowledged Australia's recent disagreements with Mr Sogavare's government, but stressed that the two countries shared wide common interests.

Sogavare Meets Australian Prime Minister in Canberra

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has used the opening of a meeting with Anthony Albanese to once again reassure Australia over his government's security pact with China, declaring he will never allow a foreign military base to be set up in his country.
“Media has and is adapting to this digital world of information sharing and politics and politicians are perhaps caught on the back foot with the fast pace of how information is now disseminated,” Kenilorea said.

Media and Politics Should Complement Each Other: Kenilorea

Politicians sometimes see the media as encroaching into their space, especially when issues become controversial, or sensitive.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare with the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington DC during the Pacific-USA Summit.

Sogavare Thanks US for Aligning Commitment to Forum 2050 Strategy

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare thanked the United States for its commitment to align its programs of support to the Pacific with the ‘Forum 2050 Strategy for the Blue Pacific Continent.'