Day: October 9, 2017

Mana leaves government after 27 years

Staff members of the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (OPMC) has fare welled one of their long-serving staff member on Friday 6th October. The ceremony marked Cliff Mana’s last day of work with the Government as he had retired from the Service after 27 years. Mr. Mana shared with his colleagues that he started working for SIG in 1983 within the Ministry of Home Affairs and later on he moved to several other Ministries within the Government before returning to OPMC. The Secretary to the Prime Minister and the Deputy Secretary to Prime Minister were unavailable at...

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PRIVATE VIEW – CDF Act 2013: Synonymous to Blackbirding Days?

By Ta-Etulu Guru, Buloru Hills If I could recall, the debate on the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) Bill by Parliament (now CDF Act 2013,) some four years ago highlighted an important facet of public policy with its primary objective focused on addressing poverty at grassroots level by dedicating thousands and millions of government revenues to grassroots development. And, while the CDF Act 2013 was put in place as a legislative ‘roof’ over our heads, there was never an implementation mechanism devised to ensure resources allocated for this purpose were equally realized, and if it does, were never honoured by our 50...

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Female RSIPF 0fficers attend Women in Policing Workshop

More than 60 women officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) across the country today (9 October) attended a one-day workshop at the Police Headquarters in Rove, Honiara called Women in Policing. The Workshop was initiated by the RSIPF Women’s Advisory Network (WAN) in which represents women officers from each provincial police and the various departments and divisions within the Force. The Workshop discussed how women officers can contribute effectively in policing. The issues are: Equal or Equity or both; Physical Strength and Policing; Contextualizing the need to Rethink Gender; Rethinking Training; Rethinking Recruitment; and Rethinking Placement....

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RSIPF to be part of consultation on National Security Policy

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be part of the consultation on the Government’s proposed National Security Policy. Under Secretary in the Ministry of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Mactus Forau, pictured in black, reaffirmed this when presenting to the Provincial Commanders’ and Directors’ Conference underway in Honiara on the role of the Ministry and the various policies being implemented by the present Government. Under Secretary Forau revealed that when Cabinet endorsed the proposed National Security Policy it was agreed that consultation on the Policy should start with communities in the provinces. “So far the consultation...

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Police Minister opens PPCs and Directors’ Conference

The Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Hon. Moses Garu today opened the one-week conference of the Provincial Police Commanders and departmental directors of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara. The Conference, is the second for this year, is being attended by 27 Provincial Police Commanders from all the provinces and Honiara City, and departmental directors from the RSIPF Headquarters in Rove. The conference is to review the RSIPF’s Annual Business Plan and the Work Action Plan for this year. The PPCs and Directors will also discuss and develop...

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