Drought policy workshop

A consultation workshop for the development of Solomon Islands National Drought Policy is set to start Monday 5th to 8th September in Honiara. The workshop is organised by the department of Meteorology, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology Services in collaboration with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Secretariat of the…

Wong clarifies MOI ship’s inspection

OWNER of Ocean Marine Albert Wong says MV Sitka was inspected by Tongan marine officials before it sailed to the Solomons. And he added officials there were satisfied with the condition of the vessel, which Mr Wong facilitated its purchase for the Constituency of Malaita Outer Islands (MOI). Earlier, local marine authorities say they were…

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…