Commissioner attends Chiefs Conference

Police Commissioner, Frank Prendergast is currently in New Zealand attending the annual Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police (PICP) Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) conference. New Zealand is hosting this year’s conference in Auckland that started yesterday. Established in 2003 with the goal to support and enhance the contribution of women in policing within the Pacific Region.…

Rennell under police watch

The Royal Solomon Islands Police is closely keeping eye on the growing debate and dispute on mining and logging in Rennell. Deputy Police Commissioner, Juanita Matanga said, a team has been deployed to the island to maintain visibility. “Their role is not to intervene at their own will; rather working closely with the relevant authorities…

FSII executive meets Thursday

Forum Solomon Islands International (FSII) executive will meet to organize an open public forum today. This follows the many calls and outcries by FSII for appropriate actions against the strings of government controversial decisions. The meeting today will be held at the DSE conference room in China town. A statement from the FSII said that…

Govt launches peace-building policy

THE GOVERNMENT through the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) has launched its first ever National Peace-Building Policy in the country. The ceremony took place at Kitano Mendana Hotel on Tuesday. A statement from the Ministry said, after going through past social unrest, it was the first of its kind ever in the…

New GS for SINTA

THE Solomon Islands national teachers Association (SINTA) has a new general secretary (GS) and he is Robert Lafisi. Mr Lafisi from Fera’abu in East Kwara’ae Malaita province Wednesday signed his four years contract with the organization. The ceremony was hosted at the Rock Haven Inn and was attended by SINTA officials and Ministry of Education.…

Fiu LOs submit work plan

FIU hydro resource owners in Malaita province Wednesday met and submitted their hydro strategic work plan to Minister of Mines and Energy David Dei Pacha. Chairman of the Fiu hydro task force confirmed the meeting was done at the Ministry of Mines and Energy office at Lengakiki, west Honiara. Alfred Geogeo said, that this strategic…

World-class Eye Centre opens its doors

The Honiara-based Regional Eye Centre launches Wednesday morning in a special ceremony presided over by the Honourable Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare. The Centre will provide free eye care to all Solomon Islanders and act as a regional training hub for visiting eye care professionals. The Centre represents a partnership between the governments of Solomon Islands…

HCC Environmental office ransacked

The office of the Environmental Health department of the Honiara City Council has been robbed. It has been revealed that the incident happen at the early hours of Tuesday morning between 0330 to 0425hrs. A statement from the Law Enforcement Division states that an officer on duty discovered the incident but it was too late.…

Opposition unmoved by explanation

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group says the response by the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has failed to explain why the National Disaster Management Office (NMDO) submission was not considered by the Government. In a statement yesterday, the Parliamentary Opposition said the fact that NDMO as the legitimate body was by-passed and funds…

Provincial delegation updated on projects

A combined delegation from the from Malaita and Guadalcanal Provincial Governments held a meeting early this week with the Prime Minister  Manasseh Sogavare at the Prime Minister’s Office to be updated on the progress of major national projects in those two provinces. During the meeting Mr Sogavare assured the premiers that the government was only…