Huawei assures SI of cyber security

The international technology company which has been contracted to carry out the Solomon Islands undersea cable project stated cyber security is a top priority amidst security concerns from Australia. Huawei Technologies in an official statement released this week stated cyber security remains a top priority for the company. “Cyber security remains a top priority at…

UOX requires coordinated approach

THE response to threat from Unexploded Ordnances (UXO) requires a well-coordinated and whole-of-government approach, says Police Minister Moses Garu. In his opening remarks at the National UXO Coordination workshop this week, the minister said one of the main messages of this workshop is that UXO are more than just a police matter. “The presence of…

Locals get their Canadian PR

TWO Solomon Islanders from Guadalcanal Province created history when they were handed their employment permit for Canada on Thursday. The duo Amelia Muse and Careka Volly are the first two Solomon Islanders to have been granted the permit under the Canadian government’s Immigration nomination program. They touched down at the Vancouver International Airport and were…

Private Sector meets with ADB President

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) and other private sector representatives were privileged to meet the Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao in Honiara this week. According to SICCI Chair, Jay Bartlett the visit by Mr Nakao to Solomon Islands “signifies and reinforces ADB’s ongoing high-level support to Solomon Islands”. “Because…

Ministry takes stand on ‘political’ scholarships

MEMBERS of Parliament (MPs) will no longer extend their influence into the selection process for students awarded with scholarships under their respective constituencies starting next year. Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources Development (MEHRD) Dr Franco Rodie revealed this to the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting yesterday. Dr Rodie…

MASI appoints new CEO

THE Media Association Solomon Islands (MASI) welcomes the appointment of Hilda Lamani to the position of CEO of MASI. The President of MASI, Deli Oso, previous press secretary to the Prime Minister and now a sub-editor for the Solomon Star newspaper, believes that Ms Hilda Lamani will bring a wealth of business management and financial…