PM: fighting corruption is everyone’s business

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says addressing the cancer called corruption is not government responsibility alone but everybody’s business.  Sogavare made the statement as he challenged both leaders and the public during the International Anti-Corruption Day event in Honiara. He said the government cannot do it alone, even the new Independent Commission Against Corruption cannot do…

Forest sector eyes bio-economy

Hopes to filling the gap of diminishing logging industry in the country and help mitigate climate change issues was discussed during the recent visit of His Royal Highness (HRH), The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles to the country. Forest Minister, Hon. Ishmael Avui and the Permanent Secretary, Dr Vaeno Vigulu met and briefly discussed with…

No China funds for 5 constituencies

FIVE constituencies in Malaita province won’t be able to receive a component of Rural Constituency Development Fund (RCDF) paid out by China. The Member of Parliament (MP) for West Kwara’ae, Sam Shemuel Iduri revealed this in a statement issued by the Opposition Office last night. Speaking on behalf of his colleague Opposition MPs for Aoke…

SI, Indonesia sign development cooperation framework, grant deal

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Jeremiah Manele and his Indonesian counterpart Ibu Retno Marsudi signed the Development Cooperation Framework Agreement between Solomon Islands and Indonesia on Friday 6th December in Bali. Speaking to the media after the historical signing, Minister Manele expressed appreciation for the partnership between Solomon Islands and Indonesia and…

Anti-corruption day today

International Anti-corruption Day 2019 will be celebrated today in Honiara. As part of the event a parade will take place this morning from 8.30am from the Honiara City Council (HCC) car park all the way down to the Museum Auditorium. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will deliver the keynote address. Parliament made a special adjournment to…

Local tourism promoted in Japan

TOURISM Solomons, in partnership with the Solomon Islands Tourism Office in Tokyo, facilitated an international tourism promotion talk in Tokyo to all tourism investors, travel agents, and tourism businesses operators across Japan.  The event attracted more than 30 participants with different tourism backgrounds and interest to the Solomon Islands and the South Pacific. On 3rd…