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Leaders partake in Development Finance Assessment inception workshop

Policymakers in the country this week joined a workshop that looked at the preliminary findings and recommendations from the Solomon Islands’ Development finance assessment (DFA) at a workshop held in Honiara on 8th February. The DFA exercise is intended to support the development of...

PM leaves for MSG, to hand-over chairmanship

PRIME Minister Rick Houenipwela leaves for Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea today. The purpose of his trip is to attend the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Meeting which will be from the 12th-16th February. Mr Houenipwela will also formally hand over the MSG chairmanship to his PNG...

Police thank families of victim in recent assault incident

Police in the Western Province have commended relatives of a victim in a recent assault incident for not taking the law into their own hands but allowing the matter to go before the court.  On 13 January 2018 Police in Munda arrested and charged a...

Crime against person highest in 2017

The Crime Records Office of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force has recorded 5,457 criminal cases throughout the country in 2017.  The record highlights various categories of crimes and in which the highest number of cases recorded was crime against person 1,812; statute offences...

CONTESTED GROUNDS – Customary Land & Economic Development

In addressing the Provincial Premiers meeting in Auki on 26 November 2017, the Prime Minister, Rick Houenipwela, identified a tripartite relationship in Solomon Islands’ quest for economic development. This includes the government, customary land/resource owners, and development partners. In commenting on land, Hou states that,...

Queen to honour young Solomon Islander dedicated to changing lives

The Queen’s Young Leaders programme has revealed that Millicent Barty from the Solomon Islands has been chosen as one of the final ever Queen’s Young Leaders Award winners in recognition of the lead she is taking in her community to change lives. The prestigious...

PCDF yield positive results

The Provincial Capacity Development Fund (PCDF) which has so far yield positive results in the Provinces was hailed as a suitable development model by the country’s Premiers this week at the 9th Premiers Conference in Auki, Malaita Province. With its current success rate, the Premiers...

Male suspect arrested for allegedly defiling an underage girl

Police at Tulagi in the Central Islands Province today 29 November arrested a male suspect for allegedly defiling an underage girl. The male suspect allegedly abused the underage girl sexually on two different occasions. Acting Provincial Police Commander, Central Islands Province, Inspector Hugo Maelasi says, “Statements...

Search on for missing fisherman

Police in Buala, Isabel Province and villagers have concluded a search for a male person in his sixties who went missing on Tuesday 21 November 2017 after he went out on a fishing trip and failed to return home. The matter was only reported to...

PM opens 9th Premiers’ Conference

The 9th Premiers' Conference was officially opened this morning in Auki. The new Prime Minister Rick Hou travelled to officially open the event - his first engagement outside of Honiara as a Prime Minister. Read PM's speech below: It is indeed a great honour and privilege...


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