Fa’abasua appointed as the new PS for Malaita

Malaita Provincial Government now has a new Provincial Secretary. He is Mr. Fredrick Fa’abasua from Faumamanu, East Kwara’ae, in Malaita Province. He received his three year contractual appointment which is renewable upon satisfactory performance from the Permanent Secretary of Public Service effective 9th of May 2019. He graduated from the University of South Pacific with…

Australia is a true friend indeed: PM Sogavare

(PM Press Secretariat): PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare has reiterated the Solomon Islands Government’s appreciation to the Australian Government describing Australia as a true friend. The Prime Minister highlighted this during a courtesy visit to his office by the Head of Australia’s Office of the Pacific, Mr Ewen Mcdonald this week. Mr Sogavare said Australia has…

Federal Constitution Final Draft Completed

(SIG/GCU release): The Constitutional Congress, (CC) and Eminent Persons Advisory Council (EPAC) within the Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU) have finally completed the “Final (Clean) Draft” of the Federal constitution for Solomon Islands and is ready to be handed over to the Honourable Prime Minister. The Constitutional Congress and Eminent Persons Advisory Council is mandated to…

Solomon Islands launches new Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls

The new Pacific Partnership to End Violence Against Women and Girls (Pacific Partnership) programme is being launched nationally in Honiara today. Solomon Islands will benefit from the regional EUR19.5million Pacific Partnership programme (valued at SBD$178m) funded primarily by the European Union (EUR12.7m) with targeted support from the Australian Government (EUR6.2m) and cost-sharing from UN Women…

YECSI launches business mentoring programme

The Young Entrepreneurs Council Solomon Islands (YECSI) has launched the first ever business mentoring programme on Thursday 2nd May, 2019. Called ‘Teachim Me’, the programme offers mentoring opportunities for YECSI members where they can gain the ability to learn and improve their businesses by interacting with experienced mentor. For this pilot programme, nine young entrepreneurs…

DCGA fills up all ministerial portfolios

(SIG/GCU release): The Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) has filled up all 24 Ministerial Portfolios following the Swearing-In of the remaining 13 Ministers by the Governor General Sir Dr. Frank Ofagioro Kabui at Government House on 29 April. The Ministers are Hon. John Dean Kuku – Minister for Education and Human Resources Development, Hon.…

Five more ministers sworn-in

(SIG/GCU release): Five more Ministers of the Democratic Coalition Government for Advancement (DCGA) have been sworn-in on April 26 before the Governor General, His Excellency, Sir Dr. Frank Ofagioro Kabui at Government House. The Ministers are Hon. Ricky Nelson Houenipwela – Minister for National Planning for Development Coordination, Hon. Bartholomew Parapolo – Minister for Culture…