Day: October 12, 2017

UN bound RSIPF officers commissioned

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has officially commissioned its second deployment of five officers to the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Darfur, Sudan during a parade at the Rove Police Headquarters in Honiara today. The parade was also to officially welcome back the first deployment of five officers who returned last month after spending one year in Sudan. The five officers were each awarded the RSIPF International Law Enforcement Cooperation Medal in recognition of their contributions to the United Nations. The Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare; the Minister of Police, National Security and Correctional Services, Hon. Moses...

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Finance Minister Rini to be replaced by Maneniaru

It has been confirmed that the Minister of Finance and Treasury Sydner Rini has been removed and will be replaced by the Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources John Maneniaru. Special Secretary to the Prime Minister John Muria confirmed to SBMonline today the removal of Rini but said it was just a reshuffle. He said Rini will be replaced by Maneniaru Rini is a member of UDP, one of the parties in the DCCG coalition. – More this...

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Bina Harbour Communique signed

The Government and the resources owners of Bina/ Talifu land had signed a historic communique on Friday last week. The signing of the Bina/ Talifu Honiara Communique was a result of three months of solid dialogue, discussions and consultations which started on the 28th of July at the project site in Bina. From that first consultation meeting the Bina Tuna Processing Plant Project Sub Committee that was established by Cabinet earlier this year made a strategic recommendation to deal with each of the parties individually. The strategy was useful and resulted in follow up meetings with the primary, secondary...

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Unexploded ordnance found at Selwyn College

Selwyn College students on West Guadalcanal had discovered an unexploded ordinance (UXO) whilst preparing the school’s seafront for its annual graduation last weekend. The students found the bomb in the sand before alerting their staff and the surrounding communities who eventually reported the matter to police. According to the Police Media Unit, on 9th October, a report of a UXO was received from a police officer who was informed by local communities at the Selwyn College area. Police say following an assessment of the information, a team of two EOD Operators was sent to the location of the UXO at Selwyn College....

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Miss South Pacific and MSIP contestants meet PM

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was humbled by the high praise he received from the reigning 2017 Miss Pacific Islands Anne Christine Dunn this week. Miss Solomon Islands Pageant contestants accompanied the Miss South Pacific to the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet this week. “It is such a privilege and is so encouraging to hear from you [the Prime Minister] and how much you understand about the issues of women in your society,” Ms Dunn said. Miss Dunn said she is proud to learn that issues relating to women and girls such as challenges between traditional culture and...

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