GOV’T REMAINS COMMITTED TO THE LONDON MISSION

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade reaffirms the Government’s commitment on the establishment of the Solomon Islands High Commission in London. The Solomon Islands High Commission to the UK, which became operational on 3rd April 2017, is part of the Governments commitment in enhancing bilateral and multilateral ties with the UK.  As result,…

Cable firm to sort out issue

Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company (SISCC) is in the process of sorting out the issue related to Huawei International, as part of the process of obtaining their Cable landing permits for Australia. The company made the response following reports yesterday that Australian government intends to withhold issuing a landing permit to Australia because of the…

Ombudsman Bill 2016 Passed

Parliament has passed the Ombudsman Bill 2016 marking a new chapter in the fight against corruption within the Government ministries and agencies. The Bill tabled by Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare is one of the anti-corruption legislations the Democratic Coalition for Change Government has promised to get through parliament to address corruption. The others are…

Demand for shipping in Malaita high

One ship per day is not enough for Malaita. That was according to most of the Auki residents and travellers are saying during the current peak traveling time. Auki town was known as the only provincial town with the best shipping service in the country with ships available almost every day for those wishing to…

Police chief addresses business forum

Solomon Islands is a relatively peaceful nation after 14 years of the intervention by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI). But in a presentation to the 9th Australian-Solomon Islands Business Forum in Honiara on Tuesday (25 July 2017), Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, Matthew Varley said: “Social disadvantage, unemployment, lack…

Market Vendors Association (HCMVA) Constitution review

Market vendors from the Honiara Central Market are gathering for the first time to review their constitution. Twenty vendors from Honiara Central Market Vendors Association (HCMVA) and market management staff are meeting for two days with a legal consultant in Honiara to review their constitution, facilitated by UN Women’s Markets for Change (M4C) project. Improving…

Police to install GPS tracking in vehicles

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be installing Communications and Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking systems in its vehicles. Police Commissioner Matthew Varley during yesterday’s 9th Australia Solomon Islands Business Forum announced that GPS devices will be installed on all the RSIPF- issued vehicles. “This is to ensure that we know the location…

UNDERSEA CABLE IN LIMBO

THE much awaited Undersea Cable project faces a gloomy start following revelation Australian government has attempted to halt the project which is set to start early September due to security reason. Canberra, through its Solomon Islands High Commission is said to be interfering with its own statutory authorities – the Australian Communication Media Authority (ACMA)…