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…

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…

Oti elected as new speaker of Solomon Islands 11th Parliament

Former diplomat and Foreign Affairs Minister, John Patteson Oti has been elected the new speaker of Solomon Islands 11th Parliament in a secret ballot today. Mr. Oti recently served as the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Fiji. He won after polling 30 votes ahead of his only rival, former speaker, Ajilon Jasper Nasiu who polled 15…

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…

Solomon Islands to convene first Parliament meeting, May 15

The first meeting of the 11th Parliament  of Solomon Islands is scheduled for Wednesday the 15th of May 2019. Prime Minister Hon. Manasseh Sogavare wrote to His Excellency, Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui the Governor General of Solomon Islands advising him of his decision to convene the first meeting on the above date. This first meeting…

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…