Caretaker PM launches historic policy initiatives

(SIG Press): Caretaker Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela on Sunday 4 February has launched two historic policy initiatives which the National Government under his leadership has commissioned to roll out this year. These exciting initiatives included the new National Youth Data-base system and the Labour Mobility Policy and Strategy which are aimed at addressing the current high level…

Solomons gov’t committed to address outstanding claims

(SIG release): The Solomon Islands Government (SIG) is committed and is in a process to address claims in relation to the Bougainville crisis (Border Crisis) and the Ethnic tension. A joint statement from the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Ministry of National Unity Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP) and the Ministry of Police,…

Indonesia agrees to fund futsal stadium

(PM Press): Indonesia has agreed to support the development of a national futsal stadium and sports academy stadium for Solomon Islands. Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela presented the proposal to the Indonesian President, H.E. Joko Widodo when the two leaders met this week in Port Moresby on the margins of the APEC. President Widodo in response…

Consultations on reparation policy framework underway

(SIG Release): Close to one hundred Representatives from Western, Guadalcanal and Honiara City were consulted on the Government’s proposed Reparation Policy Framework this week. A Government Working Group from the Ministry of National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace (MNURP), the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) and the UNDP Honiara Office conducted the consultation…

PM launches new labour mobility partnership with Canada

(PM Press): PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela has launched a new initiative with Canadian International Training & Education Corp of Canada [CITREC] that will further strengthen the labour mobility relations between Canada and Solomon Islands. This new initiative will introduce eligible Solomon Islands nationals to an expedited stream for Canadian Permanent Residency which comes with permanent…

CBSI warns public to stop spreading false information

(Honiara 03.10.18): The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) strongly advises the public to stop spreading false information about the operations of one of the commercial banks. This advice comes after details of an anonymous email was received from members of the public containing very serious allegations and misleading information about Pan Oceanic Bank (POB).…

Luvu attends training programme on climate change related statistics

THE National Statistics Office (NSO) was represented at the recent Training Programme on Climate Change Related Statistics and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), held in Fiji. Focussed on climate change and SEEA, the training intended to provide the opportunity for participants to learn basic concepts and frameworks, with hands-on sessions, on statistics related to…

Minister tours Eagon’s Arara camp

Minister for Forestry and Research, Honourable Samuel Manetoali paid visit to Eagon Pacific Plantation Limited’s (EPPL) Arara camp, South New Georgia, Western Province recently. The two days visit is part of his annual visits purposely to see first-hand the downstream processing engaged by EPPL in the form of producing veneer products. Minister Manetoali expressed his…