Taekwondo plan boycott looms

PROVINCIAL Taekwondo Member Associations (MAs) threaten to boycott the current Solomon Games Taekwondo competition if their demands are not met, it was revealed. President of the World Taekwondo Solomon Islands (WTSI) Philip Afu told Star Sports Auki that a letter representing all MAs was submitted to the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) yesterday with their demands.…

MPGIS clarifies WP Assembly Members complaints

THE Ministry of Provincial Government and Institutional Strengthening (MPGIS) has clarified recent media complaints by members of the Western Provincial Assembly about their accommodation allowances during the initial formation of the Western Provincial Executive Government early this year. In a statement yesterday, Permanent Secretary Stanley Dick Pirione said the allowances were paid through their individual…

‘NO POLITICAL CLOUT’

CCECC rules out any political clout in being awarded the LMCP project to build port facilities in Solomon Islands amidst regional media reports of the possible exploitation of these facilities by China to provide access for its navy into the region THE decision to award the Land and Marine Connectivity Project (LMCP) Port Package contract…

Medical supplies begun arriving in SI

LIFE saving medical supplies have begun arriving in Solomon Islands from Australia this week. Australia is working in partnership with Solomon Islands to address the current shortage of medical supplies and to avoid stock outs of essential medicines in the lead up to and during the 2023 Pacific Games. A statement from Australian High Commission…

RSIPF complete PG 2023 security planning training conducted by CPLT in Honiara

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the National Emergency Management and Special Event Planning Department (NEMSEP) have completed Pacific Games (PG23) Security Planning Workshop conducted by China Police Liaison Team (CPLT) at Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara recently. Acting Director, NEMSEP Department Inspector Harry Poutz Vanosi says, “I appreciate the training…

Biosecurity officers trained by Australia Biosecurity in use of new airport X-ray machines

Twenty Biosecurity Solomon Islands officers received specialist biosecurity training to operate new X-ray machines to improve screening for biosecurity risk material. Located in the international arrivals’ hall in both Honiara and Munda airports and the Solomon Islands, Airlines cargo warehouse. The X-ray machines were gifted to the Solomon Islands by the Australian Border Force and…

PM, Ministers support CDF Act 2013 reform

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Ministers affirmed their full support towards the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) propose Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Act 2023 draft. Under the leadership of Minister for MRD Honourable Duddley Kopu and the senior management team of the ministry, the draft CDF legislation was introduced to the Prime Minister and…