Day: October 5, 2017

MASI calls for “right to information law”

The Media Association of Solomon Islands, MASI has called for the introduction for a law on the ‘Right to Information’. MASI President, Mrs. Deli Oso, pictured, highlighted this in her remarks at a roundtable discussion held at the Heritage Park Hotel as part of the ‘EU4Democracy’ 2017 Campaign. The event was organized by the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme to commemorate the International Day for Universal Access to Information. Mrs. Oso said access to information is a fundamental right of the citizens of any democracy including Solomon Islands. She said democratic governments should not withhold information...

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Western Provincial Government lauds NSO, DHS report

THE Western Provincial Government (WPG) has commended the National Statistics Office (NSO) for the Solomon Islands 2015 Demographic and Health Survey (SI DHS 2015) report. That was after a successful two-day provincial dissemination workshop on the SI DHS 2015 report held at St Peter’s Conference Room in the Provincial Capital – Gizo, from Wednesday 27th to 28th Thursday September 2017, last week. The National Statistics Office (NSO) together with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) representative Hellen Tomasi and Dr Hugo Bugoro from the Solomon Islands National University (SINU) facilitated the two-day event. The dissemination exercise which...

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South African high commissioner meets with GG Sir Frank

South Africa’s High Commissioner to Solomon Islands has presented her Letter of Credence to the Governor General Sir Frank Ofagioro Kabui at Government House today. Her Excellency Beryl Sisulu said her country has a profound interest to strengthening bilateral relations with the Solomon Islands. South wants to enhance cooperation at multilateral fora, such as the United Nations (UN), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the World Trade Organization (WTO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the Commonwealth of Nations, and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) amongst others. “We are convinced of the need to...

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RSIPF officers participate in workshop on Child Rights and Violence

 The understanding of officers in the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) of the rights of children and the issues they face in the communities is expected to be boosted after their participation at the Workshop on Child Rights and Violence held at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara 4 – 5 October 2017. The workshop is a joint effort between the RSIPF and Save the Children in Solomon Islands under the project, ‘Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) in Solomon Islands’. The workshop will discuss issues including: Child Rights and child-centred practice; Child development and sexual development; Violence...

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RSIPF releases names of 5 officers to serve at UN

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) today released the names of the five officers that will serve with the United Nation for the next 12 months. The Officers are: Rex Tafoa, Gregory Kisina, Kalea Nelson, Mataki Joseph Poleita and Berry Vona. The five new officers replace the first five officers who completed their term last month. It will be the second group of RSIPF officers to serve with the UN. They will be based in Sudan, East Africa under the UN Peacekeeping Mission...

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