Economy

PPC Toaki warns: “Rape is a serious offence which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. It is an inhumane act which must not be accepted in our communities.”

20 Year Old Arrested for Rape

A 20-year-old man has been remanded at the Lata Correctional Service Solomon Islands Centre in Temotu Province on a charge of alleged rape and will appear in the Lata Magistrates Court on 29 May 2019.
The Solomon Islands Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project will support Solomon Water to rehabilitate and expand water production and treatment systems across Honiara, Auki, Gizo, Noro and Tulagi; develop a new water supply system in Munda; and connect an additional 40,000 homes in Honiara.

World Bank Grants US$15 Million for Water and Sanitation Projects

Thousands of communities across the Solomon Islands will benefit from improved access to quality water and sanitation services, following approval of a grant for US$15 million (SBD$122 million) by the World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors, as part of a joint project with the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
When people have a good flow of trustworthy information that is accessible they are less inclined to panic.

Can We Counter Fake News?

The fake news that a tsunami warning was issued for Honiara caused panic and confusion as people fled for safety mid-morning yesterday.
The Honiara Central Market where news of a tsunami threat was said to have started causing panic.

No Tsunami Threat or Warning Issued for Solomon Islands

There is panic in Honiara, particularly around the central market and china town area, after news spread of a tsunami warning that was said to have been issued.
CBSI Governor, Mr Denton Rarawa, at the launch of the report at the Mendana Kitano Hotel.

Economy to Grow By 3.7%: CBSI

The Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) projects the economy to grow by 3.7% in 2019.