From the desk of the Prime Minister
GG SETS DATE FOR FIRST MEETING OF 10TH PARLIAMENT
The Governor General Sir Frank Kabui has set December 17th for Parliament to have its first meeting of the 10th Session of Parliament.
SOGAVARE SWORN-IN AFTER ELECTION VICTORY
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare was sworn-in before the Governor General Sir Frank Kabui at Government House this afternoon after his election victory.
SOGAVARE ELECTED SOLOMON ISLANDS PM
Manasseh Sogavare has been elected Prime Minister of Solomon Islands today, polling 31 ballots ahead of his rival, Jerry Manele with 19 ballots.
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.
IN THE NEWS
A two day training conducted by the World Trade Organization (WTO) was concluded yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) Conference room.
A new Reference center for the Solomon Islands was officially handed over to the Solomon Islands Government on 9 December 2014.
The Reference center which was fully funded by the World Trade organization (WTO) at a cost of more than SBD $100,000 is purposely to provide Government officials, business and the academic institutions with a dedicated physical location where any relevant information on the WTO can be accessed.
A Forestry expert has warned that Solomon Islands forest will inevitably become a “sunset industry” facing almost depletion of forest resources from 2015 up to the late 2020’s.
Dr. Shon Cheol-Ho, an expert from the National Forestry Cooperative Federation (NFCF) of Korea revealed the startling condition of the country’s forest industry during a workshop on November 27 in Honiara.
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.