Sevesi: Rethink on development

A concern person from Rennell, Jim Sevesi has outspokenly called on the people and provincial government to rethink on logging and proposed mining development on the island. He made the call citing numerous interests shown by logging and mining companies on harvesting the decades of untouched resources.    Sevesi said whilst the ongoing logging and propose…

SIVB warns operators

The Solomon Island Visitors Bureau (SIVB) has issued a warning to all tourism operators throughout the country to settle their outstanding bed levy payments or action will be taken against them. The warning came after many tourism operators have been slow or dishonest in paying up the bed levy fee to the bureau. Yesterday the…

RAMSI’s security support for polling day

In the lead up to the national general election proposed towards the end of this year the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) is throwing its support through the provision of security. RAMSI Special Coordinator Ms Justine Braithwaite highlighted this yesterday in her message marking the 11 years of the partnership between RAMSI and…

11 years in partnership, changes visible

The past eleven years has seen visible changes to the country’s stability thanks to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). As the country and this regional organisation celebrated another year of partnership, the country has experienced significant changes. As highlighted yesterday by Ms Justine Braithwaite RAMSI Special Coordinator said Solomon Islands has recovered…

RSIPF at the forefront

THE Royal Solomon Islands police force (RSIPF) is now taking a leading role in policing in the country, a step described by RAMSI Special Coordinator Justine Braithwaite as a move to become a modern, professional and independent police force. In her message marking the 11 years of the partnership between RAMSI and Solomon Islands government…

‘The time is right to rearm’

THE Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) believes the time is right for Royal Solomon Islands police force (RSIPF) to pursue the limited rearmament of its police. RAMSI Special Coordinator Ms Justine Braithwaite in her message marking the 11 years of the partnership between RAMSI and the Solomon Islands government yesterday said the limited…

RAMSI provides support in preparation for election

APART from their other priority support areas in their current form, the successful RAMSI mission other focus now is on the upcoming national general election. RAMSI is actively engaging the RSIPF in preparation for the election. Speaking during the 11th anniversary of the mission, special coordinator Justine Braithwaite said the election will be a vital…

Matanga urges citizens to act responsibly

THE fight against reducing criminal activities in the city requires everyone’s responsibility. Acting police chief Juanita Matanga said this in response to questions raised about what police will do with the rise in unlawful behaviour of youths on the streets of Honiara. She said all citizens must act responsibly to curb down anti social behaviour…

Integrity questioned

The appointment of the new police commissioner has raised serious questions over Australia’s integrity in its dealings with Pacific island countries and especially Solomon Islands. This came following the appointment of Frank Prendergast an Australian who has been the deputy commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP) blamed for manufacturing the riot on Christmas Island…

Our Ambassador to Indonesia presents credentials

The country’s Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia had presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday at the “Instana Merdeka Palace” in Jakarta. His Excellency (HE) Salana Kalu together with Ambassador’s of Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Peoples Republic of China, and Republic of Korea to the…