Gov’t aims for improved coverage in 2019 census

Government (SIG) through the census office within the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO), Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) are determined to make sure every citizens are counted in the coming 2019 national census. Census Commissioner, Douglas Kimi said with the census is planned for November, the Government through its Statistical Agency (SINSO) and…

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…

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…

Mua urges global community to recognise Taiwan at the world assembly

(SIG/GCU Release): Solomon Islands Minister of Health and Medical Services, Hon. Dickson Mua has urged the Global Community to recognise the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan to fully participate at the World Health Assembly. Hon. Mua is currently leading the Solomon Islands delegation to the 72nd World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva, Switzerland on…

Foreign Minister Manele attends ACP-EU joint meetings in Brussels

(SIG/GCU Release): The Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade Hon. Jeremiah Manele (MP) is currently attending a Solomon Islands delegation to the 109th Session of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Council of Ministers and the 44th Session of the ACP-European Union (EU) Joint Council of Ministers meeting in Brussels, from 20-24 May 2019.…

Gozoruru project master plan developed

(SIG/GCU Release): Master plan for Isabel Province Gozoruru Industrial Estate and Commercial Development (IECD) has been amended and accepted for submission to cabinet. The program was an initiative by the Solomon Islands Government through the Ministry Of Commerce, Industry, Labour Immigration and the Isabel Investment Cooperation (IIC) – commercial arm of Isabel Provincial Government. During…

PM Sogavare congratulates Australian counterpart

(OPMC Release): Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare has congratulated Hon. Scott Morrison, MP on his election victory to be Australia’s Prime Minister. In a letter to the re-elected Prime Minister of Australia, Hon. Sogavare wrote on behalf of his government and the people of Solomon Islands conveying his congratulatory message to the Government of Australia…

Conservation with development vital

Serious emphasis into integrating conservation and any development aspiration at the national, provincial and community level should be an approach to balancing the equation to the country’s today’s growing issues. Undersecretary Technical, Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology, Chanel Iroi highlighted at the Integrated Forest Management (IFM) Project inception workshop with provincial…

720 applications received for Australia Awards scholarships 2020 intake

(AHC Release): Applications closed on Tuesday 30 April for the Australia Awards 2020 intake. 720 applications were received and are now being independently assessed. The Australian High Commissioner His Excellency Mr Roderick Brazier thanked all applicants. ‘I’m delighted so many Solomon Islanders applied for an Australia Award again this year. Studying in Australia is a…