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Gov’t Awards Heads of Delegations, RAMSI Special Coordinators For Contributions

The weeklong RAMSI Farewell Celebrations in the capital concluded late yesterday with a grand finale at the Lawson Tama Stadium at which the Heads of the delegations from the Participating countries and Special Coordinators right from 2003 to 2017 received tokens of appreciation by the Solomon Islands Government for their contributions towards the success of the 14-year intervention. The crowd that turned out at the event was the biggest ever since Honiara hosted the 11thFestival of Pacific Arts in 2012. Prime Minister Sogavare presented plaques of appreciation to the Australian Governor General, His Excellency Peter Cosgrove, Governor General of...

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RAMSI Success Story A Culmination Of Strong Partnership: PM Tells Symposium

The Prime Minister made the remarks when speaking at the one-day high-level symposium in Honiara today to reflect on the RAMSI intervention and its legacy. The symposium is part of the RAMSI farewell celebration programme this week. The Prime Minister said the RAMSI partnership was based on mutual trust and confidence built over 14 years. He said this ideal partnership was very blurred in the beginning, especially during the early stages of restoring civil order and stabilising government finances. Prime Minister Sogavare said whilst the RAMSI partnership was between the 15 participating countries and Solomon Islands, the country was...

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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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