From the desk of the Prime Minister
STUDY ON SOLOMON’S ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS TO BE CONDUCTED SOON
A new and exciting pilot study by the Solomon Islands National Museum to record and document the oral traditions of the nature and history of artificial islands in the Langalanga Lagoon of Malaita Province in Solomon Islands will begin towards the end of October 2014.
SOLOMON ISLANDS ATTENDS 5th SESSION OF UNCAC REVIEW GROUP
The resumed fifth session of the Implementation Review Group (IRG) of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) is convening its meeting from 13th to 15th October 2014 in Vienna, Austria.
CONSTRUCTION BEGINS ON SUSUBONA WHARF IN SANTA ISABEL
Work has begun to upgrade and rehabilitate Susubona Wharf on the southern shore of Santa Isabel.
ITALIAN AMBASSADOR TO SI PRESENTS CREDENTIALS
The new Italian Ambassador to Solomon Islands H.E. Pier Francesco Zazo has presented his letter of credence to the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui on Friday 10 October at Government House.
ELECTIONS SET FOR NOVEMBER 19
The Govenor General Sir Frank Kabui today has signed the proclamation for the 2014 National Elections to be held on Wednesday 19th November.
SI GOVERNMENT COMMITTED TO DEVELOP CULTURAL INDUSTRY
Solomon Islands through its relevant agencies and development partners, remains committed in further developing its cultural industry.
IN THE NEWS
A minor reshuffle to permanent Secretaries has been made with immediate effect early this week.
The Prime Minister after consulting the Public service Commission pursuant to section 128(2) of the Constitution has made the following minor reshuffle in the transfer and posting of two Permanent Secretaries.
In the recent media workshop, the Ministry of Finance announced that the new Public Financial Management Act will facilitate better decisions on Government Borrowing, On-lending and Guarantees.
“Building a strong Public Financial Management (PFM) system is everyone’s business” says the Supervising Permanent Secretary for Finance, Ms. Elizabeth Kausimae at an inaugural media workshop on the new PFM Road Map in Honiara today.
She stressed that a robust financial management system will help achieve our collective vision of building a prosperous Solomon Islands as embodied in our National Development Strategy by improving the delivery of public services and raising the quality of government spending.
The Ministry of Finance and Treasury held a briefing session for the media on the Public Financial Management Reform Roadmap where the purpose of the Mid-Year Budget Review was discussed in depth at an inaugural Media Workshop on the road map today.
The Mid-Year Budget Review was released by the Minister for Finance and Treasury, the Honourable Rick Hou MP to Parliament in early September to coincide with the consideration of the 2014 Supplementary Appropriation Bill.
Arts and Culture practitioners, government officials, and representatives from arts and culture associations, women’s groups, Solomon Islands Arts Alliance, tourism operators and other private sector organizations were yesterday among participants who gathered for a workshop that looks to develop the local Culture industry.