Dettke queries gov’t over tax-free request

MEMBER of Parliament for North West Guadalcanal Bodo Dettke has questioned the Government’s commitment to fulfilling its policy on rural economic development and empowerment. Mr Dettke said the DCC Government in its policy document expresses commitment to rural development and the empowerment of Solomon Islanders to participate in economic development and Prime Minister Sogavare has…

Huawei assures SI of cyber security

The international technology company which has been contracted to carry out the Solomon Islands undersea cable project stated cyber security is a top priority amidst security concerns from Australia. Huawei Technologies in an official statement released this week stated cyber security remains a top priority for the company. “Cyber security remains a top priority at…

UOX requires coordinated approach

THE response to threat from Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) requires a well-coordinated and whole-of-government approach, says Police Minister Moses Garu. In his opening remarks at the National UXO Coordination workshop this week, the minister said one of the main messages of this workshop is that UXO are more than just a police matter. “The presence of…

Locals get their Canadian PR

TWO Solomon Islanders from Guadalcanal Province created history when they were handed their employment permit for Canada on Thursday. The duo Amelia Muse and Careka Volly are the first two Solomon Islanders to have been granted the permit under the Canadian government’s Immigration nomination program. They touched down at the Vancouver International Airport and were…

Private Sector meets with ADB President

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) and other private sector representatives were privileged to meet the Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao in Honiara this week. According to SICCI Chair, Jay Bartlett the visit by Mr Nakao to Solomon Islands “signifies and reinforces ADB’s ongoing high-level support to Solomon Islands”. “Because…