PM highlights new investment opportunities at Concordia Summit

(PM Press): PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela says Solomon Islands is opening its doors to increase investment opportunities. Prime Minister Rick Houenipwela highlighted this during his discussions with other world leaders at the Concordia Annual Summit held in New York. The 2018 Concordia Annual Summit is a high-level forum that attracts some of the most important world…

SIEC warns intending candidates, registrants

(SIEC PR): The Office of the Solomon Islands Electoral Commission strongly warns both intending candidates and registrants to refrain from adversely influencing the registration process. In a statement released, SIEC said there have been reports of intending candidates or their agents facilitating the movement of people between constituencies to register (transfer) to a constituency in…

Gov’t is committed in passing 2018 Budget

The Solomon Islands Government (SIG) remains committed in passing the 2018 Budget. A statement from the Office of the Prime Minister & Cabinet (OPMC) this week said the Solomon Islands Democratic Coalition for Change (SIDCCG) remains devoted in the smooth passage of the Budget. As such, the Government would like to clarify certain misleading statements that were contained…

Caucus chairman clarifies bauxite zero duty

Chairman of the Government Caucus Jackson Fiulaua says sound investment incentives are important to the country’s economic development. Mr Fiulaua, who is also Member of Parliament for Central Kwara’ae, made the statement in light of criticisms against a Cabinet decision to impose a zero duty on bauxite exports from the country. “Sound investment incentives will derive…

Country farewells ROC ambassador

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has farewelled the out-going ROC/Taiwan Ambassador to Solomon Islands Victor Te-Sun Yu. The Minister of Foreign Affairs Milner Tozaka hosted a farewell dinner, which the ambassador said was an honourable thing to him. Mr Tozaka expressed the government’s appreciation for the leadership and wisdom possessed by H.E in guiding Taiwan’s…

Internet cable negotiations soon to commence

Negotiation with the world’s largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei for the implementation of Solomon Islands submarine cable project will commence as soon as the CEO of the Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company (SISCC) assumes duty, the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT) announced. In a statement issued today, the ministry said, “Arrangements are now underway…

Police commended for maintaining peace

Acting Prime Minister Manasseh Maelanga has commended the Royal Solomon Islands Police for ensuring a safe and peaceful Solomon Islands throughout the 2016 Christmas-2017 New Year festive period. The commendation came after the Commissioner of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force, Frank Prendergast informed the Acting Prime Minister that police operations conducted during the festive…