Economy

Former Director of the Ministry of Mines Energy and Rural Electrification Nicholas Biliki last year exposed the export document. He revealed that the gold samples were intentionally spray-painted to look like ground samples for test analyses abroad.

Win Win’s Attempted Gold Smuggling and Tax Evasion Settled: Kuma

The Minister of Finance and Treasury Harry Kuma has revealed that the attempted gold smuggling and tax evasion by Win Win company has been settled administratively.
Scabies is a public health problem in Solomon Islands which affects mostly children of school age.

Health Prepares to Fight Scabies Through a Mass Drug Administration Campaign

The Ministry of Health and Medical services (MHMS) is planning a mass drug administration (MDA) campaign for scabies in Honiara.
AFP officers serving under SIAF and RSIPF officers during their joint foot patrol at Koa Hill community.

SIAF, RSIPF Patrol Deepen Engagement With Community

As part of their ongoing community engagement, the Solomons’ International Assistance Force (SIAF) and Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) conducted a joint foot patrol at Koa Hill community in Central Honiara last week.
Testing of COVID-19 was also performed for all samples collected and tested and so far, none of them returned positive test. All age groups are affected by this however there is an increasing number of young children being admitted at the NRH Emergency Department.

Increase in Influenza Like Illness Not COVID-19

The Ministry of Health and Medical Services (MHMS) is receiving increasing number of reports of Influenza-like illnesses (ILI) from the NRH and other health facilities in Honiara and Malaita.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade, Hon. Jeremiah Manele (MP) and the Japanese Ambassador to Solomon Islands, H.E MIWA Yoshiaki formalized the arrangement.

Japan Increases Grant Funding for COVID-19 Support

The Governments of Solomon Islands and Japan on Sunday 7th August 2022, signed the Exchange of Notes for Japanese grant aid under the Social and Economic Program of Japan for an approximate 200 million Yen, which is equivalent to SBD$10.9 million.