Day: October 10, 2017

Sogavare: SI relationship with Taiwan is “special”

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says Solomon Islands relationship with Taiwan is treated with the highest esteem that’s why it is called “special”. Speaking tonight at the Mendana Hotel on the Republic of China’s (Taiwan) Double Ten celebrations, Sogavare highlighted the special relationship between the two countries. “Taiwan has been a true friend and a dear ally. Our relationship with Taiwan is treated with the highest esteem. That is why it’s called ‘special’. That label germinated from our own experiences in both good and bad times,” the Prime Minister told a packed gallery at the hotel. ROC, which tonight celebrates...

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The Solomon Islands National University (SINU) and the Media Association of Solomon Islands (MASI) today market yet another milestone in their developments, with the signing of an MOU (memorandum of understanding) aimed at taking the level of journalism in the country to greater heights. The MOU will allow MASI and SINU to be partners, with the latter playing a vital role in the development, nurturing and grooming of young aspiring journalists currently undertaking the Certificate in Journalism and Media Studies offered at the University. “This (MOU) is the declaration of close cooperation between two most important organizations which are...

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Training to upskill NSO Provincial staffs underway

A WEEK long training on the National Consumer Price Index (NCPI) for the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) Provincial Staffs are currently underway in Honiara. Organised by the SINSO, the training is aimed at imparting the knowledge of data entry using the processing system and also to make certain Officers have the compulsory knowledge on using excel database. The Provincial Officers include Hicks Kennie Ma’ara from NSO Auki branch Malaita Province, Joseph Jio from Noro and John M. Tuke from Gizo in the Western Province and Betsy Uruhiaro for Honiara National Statistics Office. Held at the NSO conference...

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MFMR clarifies allegations raised in the media

Tuesday 10 Oct, 2017: The Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources wishes to clarify that issues raised by certain individuals in the local newspapers in recent weeks appear to be designed to tarnish the good image of the ministry. In a statement issued today, the MFMR said the letter which Dr Reginald Aipia gave to the media, which was claimed to have been written by the Director of Fisheries, was in fact written by an officer in the Ministry without the knowledge or consent of the Director. “What transpired is a clear breach of Public Service protocol and since...

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RSIPF commended for Executive decision on 50/50 recruitment

A visiting academic from the University of the South Pacific (USP) in Suva, Fiji commends the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) for implementing the Executive decision of recruiting equal number of males and females into its new recruit intake every year. Dr Danielle Watson, Coordinator of the Pacific Policing Program at the USP was invited as a Guest Speaker at the Conference of Provincial Police Commanders and Directors currently underway in Honiara. Speaking on the topic of “Strategic Shifts Towards More Service Oriented Policing in Solomon Islands – Rethinking (wo) Manpower Allocation”, Dr Watson commended the Executive of...

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