ADB officials called on the Prime Minister last week. Here is an account of the meeting held.
"The Asian Development Bank (ADB) stands ready to provide assistance for some of the policy priorities of the Democratic Coalition for Change Government.
An ADB delegation met with Prime Minister Sogavare to find out how ADB can assist his government with its development priority areas.
ADB is assisting Solomon Islands in the areas of infrastructure development, private sector development and government service delivery and public financial management.
The Mualaufalo Island Conservation Initiative devoted to preserving the endemic, but endangered species of Hawksbill Turtle, has won acclaim and a huge financial boost for its work from Britain's Rufford Foundation.
The Rufford Foundation is a UK based charity which offers small grants for nature conservation projects in the developing world.
.Quoting from a recent Radio New Zealand International bulletin, the story read:
“The Mulaulalo Island Conservation Initiative was created by local Tribes in 2010 after a long legal battle to remove illegal settlers and stop the over harvesting of marine resources and the destruction of the island's wildlife habitat.
Representatives from the national DCC government, UN agencies and civil society organizations gathered in Honiara last week on 14 March 2015 to celebrate the official launch of the first phase of the UN-Solomon Islands Government Joint Programme on Eliminating Violence against Women and Girls (Joint Programme).
Quoting from an article in the Solomon Star newspaper it said:
“The programme looks to leverage the combined strengths of United Nations agencies and the Government to create noticeable change for the country’s women and girls, and by extension the wider community, with an overall goal of eliminating violence against women and girls once and for all.
During the time when I served in the Solomons and spoke with people in many communities as, part of the community policing policy I introduced, I had one story I liked to relate. It was a story, almost like a parable because it contained a moral theme.
This is, basically, what I had to say.
On a Saturday evening a church minister was sitting at his kitchen table thinking about the sermon he needed to preach at his Sunday morning service.
Information recently published in the Solomon Star newspaper caught my eye and it read:
"The Ministry of Culture and Tourism and Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau (SIVB), begins visiting local potential tourist destinations this week.
This weekend, officials will tour Simbo Island, Western Province to see and experience the island’s unique features such as its active volcano, cultures and conservation sites.
The visit is part of the Ministry’s new approach to gather firsthand information on unique and untouched places to be used as tourism products to promote and market the country overseas.