PM’s support for scam project irks Opposition

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has applauded the Ministry of Fisheries & Marine Resources for its firm stand against a scam fisheries project. In a statement on Sunday, the Opposition Office says its suspicion on the proposed scam mari-culture farming and hatchery project in Ontong Java has been confirmed by the ministry. The Opposition Office welcomed…

RAMSI ends today

PM challenges people to take the country forward RAMSI officially leaves the country today. And the onus to lead this nation is now in our hands of the citizens of this country, Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare stated on Thursday. “We must stand united for the course of the justice and peace and we need to…

New centre boosts Police

The newly opened Forensic Centre of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) is seen as an upscale of our police officers to take over law and order as RAMSI exits. This is what the Australian Minister for Justice Michael Keenan said in his key note address at the official opening of the two floor…

44 Australian advisors to remain

ABOUT 44 Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers who will remain after RAMSI exit will be stationed here as advisors within the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF). This was revealed on Thursday after a brief meeting following the bilateral agreement between the Solomon Islands Government and Australian Government in terms of policing The brief meeting…

Former PM Lilo thanks RAMSI

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AUST-SI new Partnership deal

A NEW three-year Solomon Islands-Australia Aid Partnership was sealed on Thursday in Honiara. Both the Australian Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells and the Minister for Development Planning and Aid Coordination Danny Philip signed the deal. A statement from the Australian High Commission Office said, the Partnership sets out the Solomon…

Youth told to be positive in life

RAMSI special coordinator Quinton Devlin urges the nation’s youth to engage in activities that make a positive contribution to their community. He was speaking at the closing farewell ceremony at Lawson Tama last night. In his final message to the young people of this nation, Mr Devlin said: “Fourteen years ago, RAMSI arrived to find…

PM hails success of RAMSI

PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the significant achievements made by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands reflect the importance of Pacific diplomacy, solidarity and cooperation. The Prime Minister made the remarks when the motion for Parliament to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House to consider a joint report by the Solomon…

MEDALS FOR ATHLETICS

Solomon Islands has won a Silver and a Bronze medal in day one of the Oceania Athletics Championship currently underway in Suva, Fiji. The medals were won by long distance runners, Patrick Kam and Sharon Firisua. Kam finished second in the men’s 5000m race behind Papua New Guinea (PNG) who finished first and a step…