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Month: May 2016

PM SOGAVARE DISCUSSES ISSUES OF MUTUAL INTEREST WITH PNG COUNTERPART

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare held a bilateral meeting with the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill after his arrival in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, yesterday afternoon for the 8th ACP Heads of State and Government Summit to begin today. During the meeting at the Airways Hotel, Hon Sogavare and Hon O’Neill discussed range of issues of mutual interest between Solomon Islands and PNG. On direct bilateral cooperation programs between the two countries, the PNG Prime Minister thanked his Solomon Islands counterpart and Honiara for continuing to support the PNG Government on issues of mutual interest at...

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STAKEHOLDERS, RESOURCE OWNERS TO DISCUSS ADVANCEMENT OF FIU HYDROPOWER PROJECT

A consultation between landowners and three significant stakeholders in the Fiu Hydropower Project in Malaita Province will be held in the Malaita Provincial capital Auki this Friday. The stakeholders include the national government and Solomon Power (formerly known as the Solomon Islands Electricity Authority) and the Malaita Provincial Government The consultation will see presentations on the DCC Government policy on the project, importance of this project and the progress made so far towards its actual implementation as well as discussions on the way forward in advancing the project based on the achievements to date. The presentations will be made...

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PM O’NEILL ASSURES PM SOGAVARE OF SAFETY OF SI STUDENTS IN PNG

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has been assured by his Papua New Guinea (PNG) counterpart, Prime Minister Peter O’Neill that Port Moresby will ensure that Solomon Islands students studying at various tertiary institutions in PNG are provided adequate security as the University of Papua New Guinea students continue their protest for his removal as Prime Minister is now in its fourth week. The assurance was made yesterday in a bilateral meeting in the Papua New Guinea capital Port Moresby between the two Melanesian leaders   ahead of the 8th ACP Heads of State and Government Summit which begins today. The...

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PM SOGAVARE, PM BAINIMARAMA HEAD TOGETHER FOR ACP SUMMIT

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare and his Fiji counterpart Prime Minister Hon Frank Bainimarama flew off to the Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG) this morning aboard the same flight. Today’s Air Niugini flight from Nadi, Fiji, to Port Moresby, through Honiara, Solomon Islands saw Prime Minister Bainimarama disembark to the Henderson International Airport VIP lounge to spend a few moments with Prime Minister Sogavare before they both boarded the flight to attend the 8th ACP Heads of States and Governments Summit in the PNG capital. Minister for Finance and Treasury, Hon Snyder Rini is the Acting Prime Minister...

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PM RECEIVES REPORT OF THE THINK TANK ON MALAITA NATIONAL PROJECTS

Prime Minister, Hon Manasseh Sogavare today received the report of the Think Tank on Malaita National Projects. The report was presented to the Prime Minister by the Team Leader of the Think Tank and Secretary of the United Democratic Party, a coalition partner in the ruling Democratic Coalition for Change Government, Mr Barnabas Henson at the Prime Minister’s Office in the presence of his team members. The Think Tank was mandated by the Democratic Coalition for Change Government to find out why National Projects on Malaita did not progress as expected since independence. Presenting the report to the Prime...

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