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  • 10 safe and well after dramatic ocean rescue

    10 safe and well after dramatic ocean rescue

    10 July 2011

    In a joint operation by authorities from Solomon Islands and Australia, ten young Solomon Islanders have been rescued after nearly four days at sea.

    The group, aged between 11 and 35, had been travelling on Tuesday between the islands of Ulawa and San Cristobal, in Solomon Islands’ Makira Province, when their vessel ran out of fuel just a few kilometers from their destination.

  • Teachers talk transition

    Teachers talk transition

    4 July 2011

    If there is any group that could lay claim to the title of ‘those who shape the minds of the country’, it is the nation’s educators. So when a group of teachers from across Honiara recently came together to discuss the future of Solomon Islands, there was sure to be plenty of big ideas.

  • RAMSI and RSIPF welcome new PPF commander

    RAMSI and RSIPF welcome new PPF commander

    30 June 2011

    RAMSI and RSIPF have welcomed Australian Federal Police Commander, Paul Osborne to lead RAMSI’s Participating Police Force. He is replacing Wayne Buchhorn who departed the mission in May this year.

  • New Zealand Foreign Minister visits RAMSI

    New Zealand Foreign Minister visits RAMSI

    17 June 2011

    New Zealand Foreign Minister, the Hon. Murray McCully has visited RAMSI Headquarters in Solomon Islands to discuss progress under the Solomon Islands Government-RAMSI Partnership Framework.

  • RSIPF Deputy Commissioner bids farewell

    RSIPF Deputy Commissioner bids farewell

    3 June 2011

    Acting Commissioner of the RSIPF, Walter Kola today officially farewelled the Commander of the Participating Police Force, Mr. Wayne Buchhorn.

    On commencement of the parade, Acting Commissioner Kola welcomed official guests, PPF Executive and other personnel.

  • Seventeen new houses for police in Temotu province

    Seventeen new houses for police in Temotu province

    27 May 2011

    The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has taken another important step forward with the opening of seventeen new houses for RSIPF officers and their families in Temotu Province.

    The new houses are part of a major infrastructure project funded, through RAMSI, by the Australian and New Zealand Governments,  which currently has a further 84 houses for RSIPF officers under construction throughout Solomon Islands.

  • RAMSI briefs cabinet on transition

    RAMSI briefs cabinet on transition

    19 May 2011

    RAMSI executives led by the new Special Coordinator, Nicholas Coppel, briefed the Prime Minister, Hon Danny Philip and Cabinet today on RAMSI’s transition, as part of RAMSI’s regular quarterly briefings to cabinet.

  • SIBC reporter wins RAMSI media award

    SIBC reporter wins RAMSI media award

    6 May 2011

    Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation (SIBC) reporter, Rozalee Nongebatu was named the winner of the 2011 RAMSI Special Coordinator’s Media Encouragement Award.

    The RAMSI Media Encouragement Award was established in 2009 to recognise the key role the media plays in the development of Solomon Islands.

  • New Special Coordinator visits Malaita

    New Special Coordinator visits Malaita

    18 April 2011

    RAMSI Special Coordinator, Nicholas Coppel, spent the weekend in Malaita, in his first visit to a Solomon Islands province.

    Mr Coppel, who took up the role of RAMSI’s fifth Special Coordinator on 1 April met with the Premier, Edwin Suibaea, on Friday before visiting several village communities near Auki as part of RAMSI’s Community Outreach program.

  • Tomorrow's leaders talk transition

    Tomorrow's leaders talk transition

    16 April 2011

    Continuing a series of discussion forums with community, government and church leaders from across Solomon Islands, a recent Wakabaot Toktok was attended by over 40 of the country’s up-coming public servants, including representatives from Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs & External Trade, Finance & Treasury, the National Parliament Office and Prime Minister & Cabinet.

  • Planting the seed

    Planting the seed

    15 April 2011

    The working relationship between local officers and their expat advisors is often not a simple one. The language, lifestyle and cultural differences are some factors that often create barriers in the work place.

  • People's survey documents progress in Solomon Islands

    7 April 2011

    Results of the 2010 People’s Survey show Solomon Islands as a nation is undergoing a period of significant change, making progress in some areas but continuing to face considerable challenges in others. The 2010 People’s Survey documents the opinions of nearly 5000 Solomon Islanders on issues facing their nation, and is the largest annual survey of its kind conducted in Solomon Islands.

  • RAMSI and Government reconcile over Titinge incident

    RAMSI and Government reconcile over Titinge incident

    30 March 2011

    The Solomon Islands Government and the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) today joined together to take part in a Titi Ulu or traditional reconciliation ceremony with the family and village of the late Harry Lolonga.