Call for recognition over wreckage damages

ONE of the Solomon Islands environmental actors has called on the Solomon Islands Government through its various ministries to consider the high number wreckage and its pollution that went unnoticed. Lawrence Makili said he understands there’s a current program of ocean clean that has been carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External…

SI, CHINA SEAL TIES

SOLOMON Islands has formally established ties with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) over the weekend. The signing of the deal came five days after the country abandoned its ties with Taiwan on Monday 16th September. A statement from the Prime Ministers Office said Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele signed the…

Local carvers upset with tour plan 

Local carvers from around Western province who usually gathered in Gizo to trade their carvings with tourists on board tourist boats were unsatisfied with recent transportation arraignments (by boat) which saw a drop in the number of their tourist clients. According to some of the local carvers from Rendova Island and other parts of the…

Gov’t loses public credibility 

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) has lost public trust following the recent decision to switch the bilateral relationship from Taiwan to China, it was reported. Early last week, the public around Auki staged a peaceful protest in support for democracy and accused the DCGA decision to switch allegiance.  The peaceful protest has reflected…

We’re ready for China: PM

• PRC ready to replace Taiwan’s assistance • SI to benefit will greatly benefit from BRI By RONALD TOITO’ONA Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured the nation and its people that Solomon Islands is ready to have adiplomatic relationship with the Peoples Republic of China(PRC). The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) topmost made the…

‘Keyboard warriors’ urged to stop making threats

POLICE Chief Matthew Varley is calling on citizens not to resort to political motivated violence following the decision of government to switch diplomatic ties from Taiwan to China. Mr Varley made the appeal after noticing some online commentary and threats on various Facebook pages against businesses, Chinese shops, politicians and even against communities. “I think…

SICTU appeals for calm 

SOLOMON Islands Council of Trade Unions (SICTU) is calling on all Trade Union Members and Workers throughout the country, to refrain from taking part in any plans or activities that can bring about social unrest in Solomon Islands. The Trade Union peak body issued the statement through its National Secretary, Tony Kagovai following an extra…

Manele leaves for UNGA via Beijing

THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade wishes to announce the departure of Foreign Minister Manele for the United Nations General Assembly.  Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele will be travelling to Beijing to formalize diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China ahead of attending United Nations Meetings in New York.  Signing of diplomatic relations…

PM CLARIFIES SWITCH

Sogavare finally explains decision to recognize China By RONALD TOITO’ONA PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has finally decided to publicly clarify the reason why his Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) voted in favour of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) over the Republic of China (Taiwan) early this week. The outcome of the switch made…