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…

India envoy to Solomon Islands present credentials

(SIG/GCU Release): The Republic of India’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, His Excellency, Mr Vijai Kumar has presented his Credentials to the Governor General, His Excellency, Sir Dr Frank Ofagioro Kabui at Government House today. The ceremony has formalized Mr Kumar’s appointment as High Commissioner to Solomon Islands who looks forward to further enhance relations…

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…