Gov’t committed to support force

The Democratic Coalition for Change Government (DCCG) is committed in its stand to ensuring the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) develops its operational capabilities so that it has the ability to respond to serious criminal threats and manage the security of Solomon Islands. Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made this assurance at the launching of…

MAL donates to Makira quake victims

  The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAL) yesterday donated over $29,000 worth of farming tools and seedlings for the earthquake victims in Makira Ulawa Province. The donation was presented by MAL permanent secretary Jimmy Saelea to the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) director Loti Yates. Mr Saelea said this assistance was part of MAL’s…

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…

PM Sogavare, Turnbull discuss RAMSI deal

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare and his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull have discussed the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) drawdown and a successor Australian policing arrangement with Solomon Islands. The issue of RAMSI drawdown, including a new Australian policing arrangement with Solomon Islands for the post-RAMSI era was the main focus of the bilateral…

PM congratulates local officers on UN mission

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare today congratulated five local officers from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) on their historic deployment to join a United Nations Peacekeeping Mission. The officers will join the UN Mission to Darfur in Sudan, Africa. This is the first time the country has deployed officers to serve in international peacekeeping…

SIG refutes permanent AFP presence in Solomon’s

The Solomon Islands Government (SIG) Special Secretary for the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), Mr John Wasi has refuted perceptions that the Australian Federal Police (AFP) is planning to establish a permanent post in Solomon Islands in the post RAMSI period. He said rather what is happening is that Honiara and Canberra are…

Opposition welcomes RSIPF and Finance joint initiative

The Parliamentary Opposition Group has acknowledged the joint agreement signed by the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and Ministry of Finance & Treasury to closely monitor the use of public funds. In a statement today, the Opposition Group says the partnership will strengthen the monitoring system on the use of public funds and apprehend…