Honiara 27 May 2015
In his opening address at the start of yesterday’s workshop to consider ideas and gain information on practices experienced in neighbouring countries in creating Independent Commissions Against Corruption, the Prime Minister told his audience the Solomon Islands Government is a State party to the United Nations Convention against Corruption, generally referred to as UNAC and had signed the Convention as early as 2012.
The reported news that the Bita’ama community in the Solomon Islands wants to establish a dolphin preservation area comes as welcome news and, if successfully managed, it could turn the concept into a profitable tourist venue and aid the community financially.
The killing of dolphins has been wildly condemned over the years and is hearting to know the North Malaita community is now intent on the preservation and showcasing of such intelligent and special sea creatures.
Honiara 24 May 2015
In a press release from the Prime Minister’s Office the Democratic for Change (DCC) Government will hold a three-day workshop in Honiara, beginning on Tuesday, for government officials, parliamentarians, civil society organizations and private sector organisations.
The aim of the workshop is to; essentially, guide the government in its anti-corruption drive and to gain input and ideas that might be incorporated in the DCC Government’s policy proposals leading to the early creation of Solomon Island’s own Independent Commission Against Corruption.
Please will you help?
Sick, disabled, unemployed and with six young children to raise alone following the death of his wife, it took courage for Nelson Mwaki from Small Malaita to have his plea for help featured on the front page of the Solomon Star newspaper this week.
Following a minor reshuffle in the Cabinet line-up, the Hon. Samson Maneke will be sworn in this Monday morning as the new Minister for National Unity, Reconciliation and Peace.
The Solomon Islands is entering into a progressive period of development and economic growth under plans unveiled by the DCC Government in the 2015 Budget Speech and the need for internal stability, peace and, yes, reconciliation must abide if the country is to make the progress envisaged.