Government delegation to visit China this week

A Government delegation will be travelling to China this week to hold high level talks with respective counterparts and decision makers within the PRC Government. The Government delegation consisting of ministers and government backbenchers are expected to identify critical areas for potential engagements that will directly impact on a prospective relationship between both countries, should…

Axiom welcomes Premier Kikolo’s sentiments

Axiom Mining Limited has acknowledged the sentiments expressed by the Premier of Isabel Province Hon Leslie Kikolo in one of the local dailies today about his government being cautious about issuing Business Licenses to miners. The Axiom General Manager Dr Phil Tagini says: “Axiom acknowledges the sentiments expressed by Premier Kikolo about his administration’s cautious…

Let’s all be responsible and say NO to plastic bags

Though it may seem difficult, “Make NO plastic bag is everyone’s business”. This is the pitch coming from the Solomon Islands Climate Action Network (SICAN). SICAN is rooted in the networks of local civil society organizations, NGOs and the private sector. Single use of plastic bags have become a phenomenal environmental and waste management issue…

Deadline looms, SIEC urges candidates to file Statement of Accounts

The Chief Electoral Officer, Mr. Mose Saitala, is encouraging all candidates who contested the 3rd April National General Election to take immediate steps to file their Statement of Account relating to funds received and expenses incurred during their campaign leading up to the General Election. The last day for a candidate to file his/her Statement…

U.S envoy meets PM Sogavare

PRIME Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare (MP) has received a courtesy call from the U.S. Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, Catherine Ebert-Gray at the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on Wednesday 13 June 2019. The visit was part of the United States role to strengthen ties with the Solomon Islands…

Health Ministry deploys team to Anuta after reports of dysentery

(SIG/GCU Release): The Ministry of Health and Medical Services is actively investigating reports of a dysentery outbreak on the remote Anuta Island, Temotu Province. Reports of the outbreak first appeared on SIBC Radio last week. An elder in the community told SIBC and Lata Hospital that there have been 37 suspected cases of dysentery, resulting…

Gov’t committed to advance Tina hydro project

The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement is committed to progress the Tina Hydro Development Project as part of its first 100 Days priorities. A statement from the DCGA revealed that under the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Rural Electrification’s Renewable Energy development programme, the DCGA aims to ensuring that all Government’s obligations to the contracts…

Manelusi appointed new Commissioner of CSSI

(SIG/GCU Release): The Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services (MPNSCS), Hon. Lanelle Tanangada has welcomed the appointment of the new Commissioner for the Correctional Services of Solomon Islands (CSSI). Gabriel Manelusi has been recently appointed by the Police and Prison Service Commission to replace outgoing Commissioner Francis Haisoma. Mr Haisoma has held the…