Politics Archive March 2023

The port reconstruction deal is part of a $170-million project funded by the ADB to upgrade roads and wharves, which saw CCECC awarded the roads component in 2022.

Chinese Company Contracted to Build Port Facilities

The Solomon Islands has awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to a Chinese state company to upgrade an international port in Honiara in a project funded by the Asian Development Bank, an official of the island nation said on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare at the main 2023 Pacific Games stadium at KGVI east Honiara.

Prime Minister Visits Games Facilities

Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare MP has led a delegation of government ministers to visit the Pacific Games facilities yesterday.
Mr. Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific National Security Council, on arrival in Honiara yesterday.

High Level U.S Delegation in Honiara

An Interagency delegation from the White House – United States of America led by Mr. Kurt Campbell, Deputy Assistant to the President and Coordinator for the Indo-Pacific National Security Council and his eight member delegates have arrived in Honiara yesterday.
Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi given the red carpet treatment on arrival.

Japan's Foreign Minister Highlights Security in First Visit to Solomon Islands

Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi discussed global security and China's presence in the Pacific with the leader of the Solomon Islands on Sunday, in what was the first visit by a Japanese foreign minister to the island state.
“The increasing assistance by Japan in the Transport Sector is a very clear sign of strength of partnership between our countries and we hope that our partnership will continue to grow,” the Prime Minister added.

Prime Minister Sogavare Thanks Government and People of Japan for New Airport Terminal

The government has taken delivery of the new international terminal thanks to the government and people of Japan.
The panel will also look at the contribution women make in the design and building of infrastructure in the country.

Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program (SIIP) Highlights Women in Infrastructure

The Solomon Islands Infrastructure Program (SIIP) says it will be marking International Women’s Day with a radio panel talkback show.
"Technology is a big part of our lives today and women should be supported to access digital education and access to technologies, as women are huge contributors to our economy and society,” said Beatrice.

Australian Award Alumni Encourages Young Girls to Get Into IT

“As technology improves we must ensure that it is inclusive and accessible for all women too,” says Australia Awards alumna and University of Sydney Computer Science and Information Technology (USYD) graduate Beatrice Keni.
The clean-up campaign will run from now until November 2023.

NHA to Support HCC With Clean-Up Campaign

The PG2023 National Hosting Authority (NHA) with the support from the government will enter into a partnership agreement with Honiara City Council (HCC) to support clean-up programs within respective wards within Honiara City from now till the games.
“We must join hands to transform the look of our City. Only by doing this will we present a picture of our city to our visitors that we can be proud of,” expressed the Prime Minister.

Safe and Green Games Blessed During Sunday Service

The safe and green games were officially launched on Friday with Government departments, State-owned enterprises, and the private sector coming out in full force.
“I am going to write to the Solomon Islands government to present to us the acquittals for these K10m," said PNG's Sports Minister, Hon. Don Polye.

PNG Will Request Acquittal of K10m Funding for Pacific Games

Papua New Guinea’s Sports Minister Hon. Don Polye says that he will soon formally request the acquittal of K10 Million from the Solomon Islands government.
The largely incomplete renovation at the MID head office in Honiara is raising questions.

Investigate SBD$7M Contract: Opposition Leader

The Leader of Opposition Hon Matthew Wale has called on the Police Commissioner to investigate a $7m renovation project of the Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MID) headquarters.

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