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Month: June 2016

PM COMMISSIONS STATE-OF-THE-ART RSIPF NATIONAL RESPONSE DEPARTMENT FACILITY

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare today joined the Special Coordinator of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI), Mr Quinton Devlin and the Commissioner of Police, Mr Frank Prendergast to commission the new state-of-the-art National Response Department building of the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIP). The National Response Department building contains an armoury, an armourers’ work space, office accommodation for the Police Response Team, Close Personal Protection team and Explosive Ordinance team, storage facilities, male and female barrack accommodation and an firearm unloading bay. In his address at the ceremony, the Prime Minister lauded the occasion as being...

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DO NOT FEAR ARMED POLICE, PM ASSURES NATION

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has assured the nation that there is nothing to fear about Police officers bearing firearms under the Royal Solomon Islands Police (RSIP) Limited Rearmament Program. Hon Sogavare made the assurance in his keynote speech at the opening of the new RSIPF National Response Department Building at Rove Police Headquarters containing the armoury. “I can assure everyone – the members of the public and the media, church groups, women’s groups, youth and all citizens, that there is no reason for us to fear RSIP Officers who will be bearing arms, under the program.” “I want to...

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BAR ASSOCIATION EAGER TO PROGRESS THE DRAFT FEDERAL CONSTITUTION

THE SOLOMON Islands Bar Association (SIBA) has indicated its interest to further progress the proposed federal constitution, after its review of the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands with the Constitutional Reform Unit (CRU). Speaking on behalf of the association during the closing of the consultation, Vice President Mrs Katalaini Ziru said her colleagues have seen the past two weeks as an interesting two weeks. She made these closing remarks as SIBA’s response to the Honourable Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare’s official closing statement on the consultations of the current Draft Federal Constitution. Mrs Ziru said that the...

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PM APPLAUDS BAR ASSOCIATION FOR KEEN PARTICIPATION ON FEDERAL CONSTITUTION

PRIME MINISTER Hon Manasseh Sogavare applauded the Solomon Islands Bar Association for its thorough and complete review of the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution of Solomon Islands, which ended on Friday 24 June, 2016. In addressing the fifty lawyers who participated in the awareness programme of this draft, the Prime Minister said as the head of the executive branch of government, which emanate the vision, the policy direction and action plan of the federal reform, he was pleased to address members of the legal fraternity on it. The Prime Minister’s closing statement was to officially close all of CRU’s...

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LAWYERS PLAY CRUCIAL ROLE IN ENSURING A ‘TRULY’ HOMEGROWN FEDERAL CONSTITUTION, PM

Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare has told the country’s legal professionals that they have a ‘crucial part to play’ in ensuring that the proposed Federal Constitution emanates from and is owned by Solomon Islanders. The Prime Minister made the remarks when addressing the country’s legal professionals at the close of consultations of the Constitutional Reform Unit with the Solomon Islands Bar Association on the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution in Honiara last Friday. The consultations with the Bar Association also mark the conclusion of the consultation process of the 2nd 2014 Draft Federal Constitution. Whilst emphasising that the Democratic...

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