Discussion on aid program for post-RAMSI era

Honiara and Canberra have commenced dialogue on the design of a new development assistance programme to succeed Australia’s development assistance programme to Solomon Islands through the Regional Assistance Mission in the post-RAMSI era. Australian development assistance programme through RAMSI focusses on the strengthening of the police and correctional services, judicial system and governance machinery. An…

New boat for East Kwaio

East Kwaio will take delivery of a new landing craft today in Honiara. This was revealed by a constituency officer to the paper. This is part of an effort by the Member of Parliament (MP) for East Kwaio Stanley Sofu in fulfilling the dreams of the people in his constituency, who have longed to have…

Taiwan grants SINU lecturers scholarship

Three lecturers from Solomon Islands National University (SINU) have been granted scholarships to study in Taiwan. Ambassador Victor Yu yesterday congratulated Benjamin Harry Bezo, Jack Vamana and Richard Tatau, on their admission to the Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU). In order to enhance bilateral cooperation in the field of health, the Republic of China (Taiwan) established…

SI joins conference on political stability

Representatives of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission (SIEC), the Political Parties Commission, civil society and political parties have joined regional leaders at a conference in Fiji to discuss political and parliamentary stability. The conference, titled “Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 16 in Melanesia: Creating Political and Parliamentary Stability to Catalyse Development”, brings together leaders and decision…

ACP applauds Choviri community

Assistant Commissioner of Police Operations, Gabriel Manelusi applauded Choviri community in establishing and aligning its working committee with the national crime prevention strategy. Manelusi uttered over the weekend when launching the Choviri for Change committee. “Police is happy and grateful for such initiative taken by the Choviri community in reinforcing upholding of the law at…

SICCI supports coconut products development

The Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) participated in the International Training on Coconut Products Development held early this month at the Palmae Research Institute (BALIT PALMA) in Indonesia. The training was conducted as a development cooperation program on the field of coconut development for farmers, small farmer groups and other small organisations…

Summit aims to agree on way forward

THE three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) aims to conclude and agree on a (the)  way forward to improve urban planning and development in Solomon Islands. The summit which was officially opened on Monday by the Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Hon. Moses Garu will conclude today. “By the end of day…

New proposed NUP in draft form

A NEW National Urbanisation Policy (NUP) is currently in its draft form. Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Moses Garu highlighted this at the opening of a three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) held in Honiara, Monday. “The new proposed National Urbanisation Policy (NUP) currently in draft form and to allow the group…

Urban initiatives highlighted

THE country’s urban development initiatives have been emphasized by the Minister for Lands, Housing & Survey Hon. Moses Garu, Monday. Garu was speaking at the opening of the three days Solomon Islands National Urban Conference (SINUC) which will end today in Honiara. “My Ministry is fortune to have a number of initiatives tackling the cross…

Money Day celebrated

AS part of its 40th Anniversary celebration, the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) has assigned Monday 27 June, 2016 as the Solomon Islands Money Day – with the theme ‘Take Part. Save Smart’. This theme was adopted from this year’s Global Money Week; which CBSI were not able to hold during the first quarter…