Craft market centre nears completion

(MACFest Release): The Craft Market Centre at the National Art Gallery grounds is expected to complete in time for the upcoming 6th Melanesian Arts and Culture Festival (MACFest) in July. Construction of the facility began early this year and is expected to complete in the third week of June just before the opening of the…

PM expresses need to purchase CT scan/ Medical Container Facility

(PM Press): PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has expressed the need for the Government to begin the process in seriously purchasing a Computed Tomography scan machine for the country. The Prime Minister highlighted this when he visited Sony’s Medical Container Facility in Iwaki City, Fukushima, Japan recently. The Sony’s medical container is the latest state of…

PM Hou applauds Japan’s infrastructure initiative

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has welcomed Japan’s iniative for connectivity pthrough quality infrastructure in the Pacific region. Speaking during the PALM 8 Leaders’ Summit on Saturday 19 May, Prime Minister Houenipwela said connectivity in infrastructure is vital for the country. However, the Prime Minister has highlighted that climate change challenges remains an existential threat to…

Maelanga calls for immediate sacking of Manetoali

(Opposition Release): Opposition Leader Hon Manasseh Maelanga calls for immediate sacking of the Minister for Forestry and Research, Hon Samuel Manetoali while investigations are being carried out into his conduct. The call was made in response to media reports that in March 2018, the Minister granted special exemption to a logging operation in his own…

National Judiciary and Auditor General Partnership

The Auditor General is an Independent public officer appointed by the Governor General under Section 108 of the Solomon Islands Constitution. The Institution audits, records accounts of all public entities, such as the National Government Ministries, Provincial Governments, State Owned Enterprise, Statutory Bodies and Donor Funded Projects. The office conducts several audits; Financial Audits, Assurance…

PM graces milestone signing for new solar power plant in Solomon Islands

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has graced the occasion of the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Solomon Power and Hitachi Ltd in Tokyo yesterday (Wednesday 16th). The MOU is aimed at resolving energy issues in the Solomon Islands. The MOU was signed between Mr. Pradip Verma, Chief Executive Officer, Solomon Power and Mr.…

Gov’t signs 4 billion Yen airport project with Japan

THE Government has signed a milestone agreement with the Japanese Government for the improvement of the Honiara International Airport Project on Wednesday 16 May in Tokyo. Minister of Foreign Affairs & External Trade Honorable Milner Tozaka and the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono officially signed the agreement at the Japanese Foreign Affairs Office. During the…

Acting PM meets with Cyprus High Commissioner-designate to SI.

The High Commissioner- designate of the Republic of Cyprus to Solomon Islands, Her Excellency Mrs. Martha Mavrommati has made a courtesy call to the Acting Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare yesterday afternoon. Tourism and Climate Change issues were part of the agenda that were discussed between the two leaders. Speaking during the meeting, Hon. Sogavare…

PM joins pacific leaders call to address climate change issues

PRIME Minister Rick Hou has joined fellow Pacific Island Leaders in a Commonwealth Island Leaders Roundtable dialogue at the Guildhall London last week. During the dialogue, the Prime Minister called for a cooperative effort by Island Leaders to address climate change and sea level rise issues affecting pacific island nations. The Prime Minister also called…