RSIPF CPP officers completed third batch of training conducted by the PRC police

The third batch which consists of 21 Close Personnel Protection (CPP) officers of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) have completed two weeks training on close protection. The Very Important Person (VIP) training was conducted by the Peoples’ Republic of China (PRC) police instructors and were issued with certificates and excellent participants certificates. The…

MAMARA HOUSING SCHEME DELAYED

A REVISED policy on Public Service Rental Scheme in line with the Mamara project was delayed citing there are important issues needed to be addressed relating to new rental scheme. This was highlighted by Minister of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration Frederick Kologeto in Parliament when responding to question raised by Opposition Leader Mathew Wale…

$3B PAID, NO PROGRESS

Government reports show constituencies received $3 billion in RCDF grants from 2015-2022 THE nation’s 50 Constituencies were paid Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) grants of almost $3 billion over the past eight years, new government reports have revealed. Former Permanent Secretary, George Kosui posted details of the funding grants on social media this week. These…

Govt continues encourage COVID-19 Vaccination

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has encouraged the country to get vaccinated. Despite experiencing low-level community transmission from COVID-19, and the risk of importation of COVID-19 through international arrivals including possible new variants of the diseases, he said COVID-19 vaccination remains the main preventative strategy against COVID-19 in Solomon Islands. He said the government therefore continues…

MALAITA MPA RESPONSES TO PREMIER SUIDANI

MALAITA Provincial Assembly [MPA] Member for Ward 11, Elijah Asilaua, has rubbished claims that he bribed Baegu Council of Chiefs to reverse an earlier decision which blocked project funding by China and investment in the area. Premier Daniel Suidani last week accused Hon Asilaua for influencing the Council of Chiefs to change their mind. The…

ILLEGAL DESTRUCTION

Authorities appear to have acted illegally to burn harvested Beche-de-mers POLICE and the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources appear to have acted illegally by burning an estimated ton of beche de mer on 30th June 2019, almost a year after the Court of Appeal ruled the country no longer has the law to impose…

Together Solomon Islands, New Zealand and Australia strength education through the Education Sector Support Program partnership

On 13 July 2022 senior officials from Solomon Islands, Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand convened the third Governance Committee meeting for the Solomon Islands Education Sector Support Program (ESSP).   The ESSP started in 2020 and is a partnership that acknowledges the important role of quality basic education in improving the lives of individuals, families…

MRD finance officer’s sharpens knowledge on SIG new payment system 

Finance and Accounts officers of the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD) today (Wednesday 27 July 2022) undergo an awareness session facilitated by the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) project team on the government’s new Financial Management Information System (FMIS), Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365). FMIS upgrade project was initiated in 2019 to upgrade the Solomon…

9 diagnosed with covid-19

Nine people were diagnosed with Covid-19 case during their post arrival test since the reopening of the international borders and implementation of ‘No mandatory quarantine policy.’ This has prompted Prime Minister Sogavare to reinforce his call to be vigilant in managing all those tested positive to remain at home for period of seven days. “Fellow…