Day: October 6, 2017

600 Solomon Islanders benefit as RSE marks 10 years

Six hundred Solomon Islanders have participated in the Recognised Seasonal Scheme (or RSE) with New Zealand over the past 10 years. This was revealed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade which manages the programme in the 10th Anniversary celebrations yesterday in Honiara. Launched in 2007, the Recognised Seasonal Scheme (or RSE) is a seasonal labour scheme between New Zealand and 9 Pacific Island Countries targeting their unskilled and semi-skilled workers. Solomon Islands officially joined in 2008 and formally signed the Inter-Agency Understanding in August 2010. To mark the occasion, the workers held a parade on the...

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Solo qualify for Argentina after clean sweep in Oceania futsal comp

The Solomon Islands youth men’s team booked their ticket to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires after securing clean sweep in the OFC Youth Futsal Tournament at Bruce Pulman Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, this afternoon. According to OFC facebook page, Solomon Islands – who have a bye on the last day of action for the men tomorrow – were the first nation to qualify after winning all six of their matches over the past three days. Solomon Islands coach Stanley Puairana was overjoyed about the huge milestone is side has reached and praised his young players for...

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RSIPF Provincial Commanders’ and Directors’ Conference

Provincial Police Commanders and departmental directors of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force throughout the country will gather at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara for their conference, 9 – 12 October 2017. “This week long conference is to review the RSIPF’s Annual Business Plan 2017 and the Work Action Plan for this year. Also during this conference the PPCs and Directors will discuss and develop the 2018 Annual Business Plan,” says Ian Bara, RSIPF’s Director of Strategy, Planning and Policy. Mr Bara adds: “There will also be presentations on Leadership, Governance Policy and Ministerial by the Ministry of...

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NRH receives more medical equipment from Take My Hand

Honiara, Solomon Islands – This week, the National Referral Hospital (NRH) has received more medical equipment donated by NZ based charity trust, Take My Hand Charity. The chief Executive Officer [CEO] Dr Steve Aumanu said, the National Referral hospital is very pleased with the continuing support of Take my hand NZ and its supporters especially Mr Short (Frank) for continuous assistance to the National Referral Hospital. ‘’There is an increasing number of admission in the hospital and the quality of service given to patients is very significant in terms of infection control, hygienic practices and mobility of patients, therefore...

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Police arrest two suspects in relation to security guard assault

Police in Auki, Malaita Province have formally charged two male suspects for the alleged attack on a security guard at the provincial capital on Saturday 30th September 2017. The suspects have been remanded for 14 days as from Wednesday 4 October at the Auki Correctional Centre. It was alleged that the arrested suspect punched the security guard when police were trying to negotiate with the guard to put away a weapon in his possession. The arrested suspect had earlier gone back to apologise for the noise from the loud music being played from his vehicle at the Auki Wharf...

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