Experts design security plan

ABOUT seven experts are part of a team that is designing the new development assistance programme to succeed Australia’s development assistance programme to Solomon Islands through the Regional Assistance Mission in the post-RAMSI era. The Australian development assistance programme, through RAMSI,focuses on the strengthening of the police and correctional services, judicial system and governance machinery…

Australia assures public of safety after RAMSI

AUSTRALIAN diplomats have assured Solomon Islanders of their safety when the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) leaves on 30th June 2017. Fiona Hoggart, Counsellor (political) and Grant Follett, acting Counsellor (Governance and Justice) in the Australia High Commission, made the assurance during a media workshop in Honiara last Wednesday. This came after veteran…

Why RAMSI is leaving

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Operation to engage communities starts

Police will commence an operation today that will see police visiting targeted communities in Honiara and across the country. Deputy Police Commissioner Gabriel Manelusi said this is a new approach that police intend to do to establish a better partnership with the community. He said this is to improve information and intelligence gathering so that…

USP graduation, Friday

THE University of the South Pacific Solomon Islands (USP SI) Campus in Honiara will have its graduation on Friday. The event will be held at the Maranatha Hall in East Honiara. A total of 153 students are expected to receive their certificates during the graduation ceremony today. Acting director for USP SI campus Dr Patricia Rodie…

Move to salvage MOI ship

Wong: we will travel to Fiji to bring the vessel over IT’S now confirmed that the ship that run aground in Fiji on its way to Solomon Islands from Tonga was the vessel purchased for Malaita Outer Islands (MOI) Constituency. Managing Director of Oceanic Marine Albert Wong, who facilitated the purchase, confirmed this to the…

Landowners fight after court ruling

TWO landowning groups took on each other on the streets of Auki, Malaita, Tuesday afternoon after the Customary Land Appeals Court (CLAC) delivered its ruling on a land dispute case. They attacked and assaulted each other, sending shock waves through the township and forcing business houses to close as early as 3pm. The two groups…

Quake, but no tsunami threat

THERE was no immediate tsunami threat to the Solomon Islands following an undersea tremor on Monday afternoon. The underwater earthquake occurred around 12pm,  near latitude 10.8 degrees South and Longitude 166.2 degrees East, at approximately 10 kilometers Southeast of Santa Cruz Island in the Temotu Province. It was measured at a magnitude 4.5 on the…