Wale queries PM over deputy post

OPPOSITION leader Matthew Wale has questioned the Prime Minister over the long delay in the appointment of his deputy. The DPM post became vacant after John Maneniaru was sacked from the post on 30th September 2019.   Since the sacking the government has not appointed a replacement to date.  “This delay is not in the interest…

ROYAL VISIT

Prince Charles to visit Solomon Islands next month SOLOMON Islands will host His Royal Highness Prince of Wales Prince Charles during an official visit to Solomon Islands next month. A statement from Government Communication Unit yesterday confirmed the two day visit which will take place from Sunday 24th to Monday 25th November 2019. The visit…

NZ High Com opens new office complex here

NEW Zealand has demonstrated its commitment to an enduring partnership with Solomon Islands, officially opening a new office for the High Commission in Honiara on Wednesday. The building was opened by New Zealand Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau, who said the longstanding connections between his country and Solomon Islands would continue for decades to…

SI ON TARGET

  Set to graduate from LDC in 2024 By IAN M.KAUKUI SOLOMON Islands will be graduating from its status as a Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in 2024. This was revealed by the Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Jimmie Rogers after a joint high-level dialogue with United Nation (UN) Resident Coordinator Sanaka Samarasinha in Honiara, Thursday.…

Operation Render safe 2019 commences

OPERATION Render Safe 2019 has commenced effectively as of Thursday and will continue through until the 9th of November says Police Commissioner Mathew Varley. Varley told reporters yesterday the operation is an annual exercise that is jointly carried out by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force and the Australian Defence Force. He said this year’s operation…

TULAGI LEASE ILLEGAL

AG says Central, China Sam deal unlawful, must be terminated By ANDREW FANASIA   THE recently signed agreement between the Central Islands Provincial Government (CIPG) and China Sam Group of Companies Ltd to lease Tulagi has been dubbed unlawful and must be terminated. This was revealed by Office of the Attorney-General (OAG) through a statement…

RSIPF announces new members of executive team

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has formally announced the appointment of three newly promoted officers into the RSIPF’s Executive during the Commissioner’s weekly parade at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara today (24 October 2019). The officers are Mr Mostyn Mangau who is promoted to the rank of Deputy Commissioner, and Mr Ian…

Advocating for breast, cervical cancers

Miss Coral Sea Resort Gladys Habu, a contestant in this year’s Miss Solomon Islands Pageant (MISP) is advocating for breast and cervical cancer in the country. As part of highlighting the issue she is raising funds for the cancer unit at the National Referral Hospital (NRH). The theme for this year’s pageant show is ‘Advancing women…

New deal to support victims of violence

THE Family Support Center (FSC) and UN Women Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) on Wednesday launched a new agreement that increases support services to victims of sexual and gender-based violence. This new agreement or project will ‘Increasing Outreach for survivors of Gender-Based Violence’ project ensures women and girl survivors have better access to counselling and case…

Vura CHS stages annual graduation

Vura community high school (CHS) in East Honiara, Wednesday successfully staged its annual 2019 school graduation day. The event was held at St Barnabas Cathedral hall in Honiara where more than 200 students attended the event. The ceremony saw students from forms 3, 5 and 6 being awarded their certificate of completion and prizes for…