Solomon Islands

Mose Commissioned as Ambassador to three EU countries

Mose is also the Solomon Islands High Commissioner to Great Britain.

Ambassador Mose acknowledged the Solomon Islands Government for having the trust and confidence in him to take up additional responsibilities to represent the interest of Solomon Islands in the countries he is accredited to.

Mose said the interests of Solomon Islands on international and bilateral issues are integral to Solomon Islands which he is committed to accomplish during his term in office.

Solomon Islands fisheries officers receives new outfit

The uniforms which included overall suits, boots and caps will be worn when carrying out their duties.

The assistance was made possible by Pete Southern from the Ministry of Primary Industries in New Zealand who initiated the process to procure the uniforms.

A similar assistance was received in 2013.

“In 2013 we received eight pairs of overall suits, boots and caps funded by the New Zealand Government and it was Pete Southern who organized them for us,” said Chief Fisheries Officer Charles Tobasala.

Solomon Islands submits membership application to INTERPOL

INTERPOL is a global police organisation whose mission is to enable Police around the world to work together to prevent and fight international crime.  The Organisation offers police a high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support to meet the growing challenges posed by criminals and crimes that increasingly move across borders, both physically and virtually.

During the visit, the Solomon Islands delegation which included the Permanent Secretary Edmond Sikua and Police Commissioner Frank Prendergast attended a range of high level briefings from INTERPOL staff.

Quake hits Solomons

The quake's epicentre was located 214 kilometres west of Honiara at an estimated depth of 10 kilometres.

Residents in the capital who felt the quake say it was strong enough to shake larger buildings and was followed by mild aftershocks.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there was no threat of a tsunami from the off shore quake.

 

Farmers trained on chocolate production

It was organised by the Adventist Disaster Relief Agency (ADRA) with support from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the Australian Government (DFAT) and Solomon Islands NGO Partnership Agreement (SINPA).

About 40 farmers mostly young farmers with few elderly ones from East Guadalcanal and Malaita Province are part of the training under an ADRA project called Youth Empowerment Livelihood Project (YELP).

Human trafficking high in Marshalls, PNG and Solomons

The country ranks the worst out of all island Pacific nations in the US State Department's Trafficking in Persons Report 2015.

The Marshall Islands' poor record revolves around the capital Majuro's role as a port of call for foreign fishing and transhipping vessels.

It says Marshall Islands girls are recruited by foreign business owners to engage in prostitution with crew members of the vessels.

It also says some Chinese women are recruited with promises of legitimate work and forced into prostitution after paying large recruitment fees.

Taiwan assists Solomon Islands with early warning system

This has been confirmed by Taiwan Weather Bureau’s Director of Research and Development, Mr.Mark Cheng.

Cheng is attending the Third Pacific Meteorological Council meeting in Nuku’alofa, Tonga this week.

He said the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan and the Solomon Islands Meteorological Service have conducted initial research to identify the strength and capacity of the Solomon Islands Met Service.

First international rugby league players for Solomon Islands

“First time ever, history for our country,” says Solomon Islands captain …..

It is the number one time, for the newly established Solomon Islands Rugby Football League (SIRFL) to play in an international sanctioned match.

“We (SIRFL) started a competition in 2013 and it’s only the beginning, one of the boxes has been ticked,” SIRFL chairman Beaver Biti told Loop PNG after their final match.   

He added that, the experience will have a “big impact on the development of the code back home.”    

Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands

However, no tsunami warning was issued and no major damage was expected.

PNG beat Solomon Islands 22-7

Rew scored the first points of the game to get the crowd up on their feet roaring as he shrugged off several defenders to score.

The Solomon Islanders responded straight away via Solly Seuika to score out wide.

A successful conversion put his team in front.

Some razzle dazzle rugby saw Rew grab his second score of the match right after the half time siren sounded. With the kick in, the score was 12-7 at the break.

The second half belonged to PNG as two more tries went to Arthur Clement and Butler Morris just on full time.