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Month: June 2017

RAMSI A True Pacific Success Story: Minister Tozaka

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hon Milner Tozaka today lauded the story of RAMSI as a true Pacific success story that must be shared globally. Minister Tozaka was contributing to the motion moved by Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare for Parliament to look at the joint report by the Solomon Islands Government and RAMSI on the  14-year intervention. “The story of RAMSI is a true Pacific success story. This story is one that the region can truly take pride in. “The success story of RAMSI must be shared beyond the region and Solomon Islands must take the lead in sharing this...

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RAMSI Achievements Reflect Importance of Pacific Diplomacy, Solidarity And Cooperation

Prime Minister  Hon Manasseh Sogavare said the significant achievements  made by the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands reflects the importance of Pacific diplomacy, solidarity and cooperation. The Prime Minister made the remarks when the motion for Parliament to resolve itself into a Committee of the Whole House to consider a joint report by the Solomon Islands Government and RAMSI on the 14-year  intervention.” “RAMSI was the first mission under the Biketawa Declaration that tested the cooperative arrangements of the region. “RAMSI has achieved significant results for Solomon Islands and the (Pacific) region. It is in this context that...

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Solomon Islands And Huawei Sign Historic Submarine Cable Project

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the Board of the Solomon Submarine Cable (SSC) have announced the start of the deployment of the long-anticipated submarine cable system with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding and Co-operation between the Solomon Islands Government and Huawei International in Honiara today. Other documents signed today included the main turnkey contract for supply between the Solomon Submarine Cable and Huawei International. The system will comprise two optical fibre pair cable International link from Sydney to Honiara, which will have a potential capacity of 2.5 Terrabits/s plus a domestic network linking Noro in the...

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Prime Minister Hon Manasseh Sogavare said Christians in Solomon Islands see the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) as a divine intervention to the country’s call for help. The Prime Minister made the remarks in his speech at the ecumenical service hosted by the Solomon Islands Government at the Maranatha Hall today to begin the RAMSI Farewell celebrations this week. “To all Christians in Solomon Islands, RAMSI is a divine intervention. Yes the divine intervention to our call for help is RAMSI,” Prime Minister Sogavare said. He said God answers prayers and delivers those who call on him...

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SI National Mini Panpipe Festival opens today

The inaugural Solomon Islands National Panpipe Festival opens in Honiara this afternoon. Minister of Culture and Tourism Hon. Batholomew Parabolo officially opened the festival today which coincides with the week-long celebrations in Honiara to farewell the 14 years Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI. A total of eight panpipe groups selected from around the country from distinct cultures where panpipe music is played will showcase these unique sounds during the week. Minister Parabolo in his speech welcomed all participants who come from the provinces to show and share their culture with the rest of the country especially as...

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