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RSIPF calls for meeting with private security companies

Police is calling for a meeting with the heads of private security companies operating in Honiara to discuss how both parties could assist in the implementation of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force Crime Prevention Strategy currently being rolled throughout the country. “I would like...

Statistics Office response to critics, clarifies role

THE Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) within the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MoFT) is the Government Central Statistics Agency and has the mandate to release and report on key official economic statistics/indicators in the country. That’s according to the Government Statistician Douglas Kimi. Mr...

Women inspired to pursue procurement careers

 A workshop driven by the joint collaboration of the public and private sectors, urged women to pursue roles in the procurement profession, and highlighted the capability of women in the traditionally male-dominant field. The Women in Procurement workshop was held in Honiara on Friday 13th...

Youth forum inspires more than 250 youths

More than 250 young people attended Solomon Islands’ first ever ‘Youth Peacebuilding Innovation Forum’ held this week at the National Auditorium, Museum grounds in Honiara. The 3-day event has been initiated by young people, supported by the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (UNPBF) project, implemented by...

Woodford International School offers Cambridge secondary curriculum in SI

Woodford International School has been approved by Cambridge Assessment International Education to offer its world-leading Cambridge programme – the A Level in the country (Solomon Islands). Woodford International School has already been offering the world-class IGCSE programme for high school students. Cambridge A Level prepares students...

Ministry urged to explain why no locals granted beche-de-mer export licenses

THE Parliamentary Opposition Group has called on the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources to clarify why there were no locals granted beche-de-mer export licenses. In a statement issued this week, the Opposition Group said it was very unfortunate that no locals were selected by...

SI records $57.5m trade surplus in March, 2017

Solomon Islands has recorded a trade surplus of $57.5m in the first quarter (March) of 2017. That’s according to the Solomon Islands National Statistics Office (SINSO) when releasing the latest figures on the International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) on Wednesday 18th this week. These data (IMTS)...

Driver arrested for the death of a 70-year-old male

Police in Honiara have formally arrested and placed in custody a 39-year-old vehicle driver for causing the death of a 70-year-old male during an accident in Central Honiara on 14 October 2017. The deceased passed away at the National Referral Hospital on the night of...

Ministry announces 4 beche-de-mer exporters

The Ministry of Fisheries has named the four successful companies that would be exporting the lucrative beche-de-mer product derived from the sea cucumber fishery. They are RK Marine Products Limited, Chen Zhen Company Limited, Oceanic International Limited and Solomon FVC New Process Import and Export...

Police arrest 5 males for alleged rape offences

A total of five male suspects have been arrested in connection with the alleged rape and defilement of a 13-year-old girl from Saegolona Village near Haliatu in South Guadalcanal. Two of the suspects have arrested for allegedly raping the victim and other three male suspects...

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