Economy Archive November 2007

Thailand Ambassador Presents Credentials to Solomons Governor General

The Ambassador-Designate of the Kingdom of Thailand to Solomon Islands, His Excellency Bandhit Sotipalalit, presented his credentials to the Governor General, His Excellency Sir Nathaniel Waena, in Honiara today.

Solomon Islands Commemorate World AIDS Day

Solomon Islanders gathered to commemorate World AIDS Day with all major sponsors.

Solomons Agrees to Negotiate Interim Agreement

Solomon Islands will not sign an interim Agreement if Pacific-ACP countries fail to complete negotiations of the European Partnership Agreement by the end of December.

Police Investigate Robbery of Taxi Driver

Henderson police are investigating the robbery of a taxi driver.

CTO Workshop a Success: CEO Solomon Telekom

The Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) has been described a success.

Report Urges World Focus on Impact of Climate Change

The world should focus on the development impact of climate change that could bring unprecedented reversals in poverty reduction, nutrition, health and education, the United Nations Development Programme's Human Development Report warns.

Government Urged to Sort Political Instability

Ordinary citizens of Solomon Islands are calling on the government to sort out their political power struggle in the interest of the nation for a change.

Solomons to Expect High Record of Rainfall

Rainfall recorded higher than normal average is likely for many parts of Solomon Islands.

Solomons AG Files Suit in High Court

The Attorney General, Mr. Julian Moti QC, has filed a suit in the High Court, challenging the constitutionality of the Governor General's proclamation last Friday, the 13th of December as the next meeting of the National Parliament.

Solomons at Serious Risk from Effects of Climate Change

Solomon Islands is among the world's lowest emitters of carbon emissions, yet it is one of the countries at serious risk from the effects of climate change.

Lawyers Preparing for Big Changes

The Chief Justice of Solomon Islands, Sir Albert R Palmer, will open a workshop for lawyers in Honiara tomorrow on the new civil Court Rules which will come into operation early next year.

Special Coordinator Extends Condolences to PNG Flood Victims

RAMSI Special Coordinator, Tim George, today expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the Government and people of Papua New Guinea affected by the recent floods.

Need for Competency and Discipline in Force

Discipline is at the heart of everything you do, say and think, the Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare told new police recruits at their graduation.

Solomons to Commemorate World AIDS Day

Solomon Islands will be commemorating World AIDS Day this week.

CTO Workshop Discuss Ways to Improve Communication Links

Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) Chief Executive Officer explains what the CTO can do worldwide.

Boy Killed in Traffic Incident

Police are investigating a traffic incident in which a young man was killed.

Stay Clear From "Disease of Ethnic Biasness": Prime Minister Sogavare

New police recruits are urged to free themselves from "the disease of ethnic biasness".

Solomons Participate in Adolescent Health Development Program

An Adolescent Health Development program is currentlybeing held in Nadi, Fiji which is mainly focusing on development in adolescent.

Initiative in Place to "Keep Honiara Clean"

An initiative is in place to maintain cleanliness around town.

Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) Workshop in Honiara

A workshop organised by the Commonwealth Telecommunication Organisation (CTO) is currently taking place in Honiara.

Taiwan Donates Clothes to Tsunami Victims

The Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) handed over three containers of adult clothing to the Prime Minister's Office.

Solomons Rep. to Attend Bali Conference

Solomon Islands will be represented at a conference in Bali, Indonesia.

Our Telekom to Host Commonwealth Telecommunication Workshop

Our Telekom in partnership with the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organization is hosting a high level international workshop next week in Honiara.

Home Grown Ice-cream - Taste the Difference

Solomon Islands could soon be producing delicious tasting ice-cream with real homegrown vanilla.

Honiara City Council Delegation Attends Fiji Forum

A Honiara City Council delegation represented Solomon Islands at a forum in Fiji.

Damage to Magistrates Court Gate

An early morning accident resulted in the damage of the Magistrates Court's front gate.

Instant Access, Solomon Islands Law Online

Judges, magistrates and the general public now have Solomon Islands law records at their fingertips.

Our Telekom Supports Charity Golf Event

Our Telekom, on Tuesday, donated two mobile handsets worth $1,380 in support of a charity Golf Day.

Removal of WWII Relics in Solomons

News on sale of World War II relics in Shortlands and having them removed from their resting places has caused public protest.

Training for Zion Youths

The Community Sector Programme (CSP) is currently running a 5-days training for Zion youths at the Solomon Islands Development Trust (SIDT).

Young People Want Active Role In Youth Development

Young people want to be recognised as equal partners in their development.

PM Sogavare Calls on SICA to Stay Out of Politics

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has called on the Solomon Islands Christian Association to act responsibly by allowing the current political impasse to be resolved at the political level.

Police Investigate Private Residence Burglary

Forensic Service Officers and Naha detectives are investigating a break-in at a house in East Kola Ridge on Sunday night.

Ne'e Clarifies Legal Fee Accusation Against Sogavare

Chairman of the Government Caucus, Nelson Ne'e, has categorically denied opposition allegations over legal fees paid by the government during his High Court trial in relation to the April riots.

Police Attend to Weekend Crimes

Police are investigating a wounding incident at Tambea area, West Guadalcanal.

Police Confiscate Illegal Alcohol

Police at Central Station and Liquor Licensing Squad are investigating an incident of the illegal sale of alcohol at Bahai Centre last Thursday.

Workshop Aims to Improve Local Health Services

A one month workshop is currently in place for probation nurses in Honiara.

Honiara Gears Up for 16 Days Activism of Human Rights

Solomon Islands Indigenous People of Human Rights Advocacy Association (SIIPHRAA) and Family Support Centre will jointly organise a "16 Days Activism of Human Rights".

Solomons Celebrate World Children's Day

Young children from various schools in and around Honiara gathered to commemorate World Children's Day.

Diabetes Increase Among Children in Solomons

Diabetes statistics in Solomon Islands has revealed an increase among young children, with a record of 18 cases of children affected with diabetes, the youngest 5 years of age.

Unions Call on PM to Step Down

The Solomon Islands Council of Trade Unions (SICTU) calls on the Prime Minister to step down, or recall parliament immediately.

Crack Down on Overloaded Vessels

The Solomon Islands Police Force, the Maritime Division and the Ports Authority today launched a joint operation to crack down on overloading marine vessels.

ROC Releases Last Payment for Education Training Awards

The Government of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has released the last tranche of its funding for the Solomon Islands Government's Training and Education Awards for this year.

High Court Charge Men of Demanding with Menace

Four men face charges for demanding money with menace.

Our Telekom Undertakes Basic Fire Fighting Training

Our Telekom warden officers have received certificates on the basics of fire fighting.

Conference for Local Oil Producers

A five-day conference is currently underway for oil producers in the Solomons.

Police to Crack Down on Crimes

Police will maintain a highly visible presence on the city streets following a pledge by senior police to crack down on drunkenness and associated crime.

Police Academy Receives a Facelift

Police Officers from Honiara and those from the Provincial Posts who are required to live in during training courses will notice vast changes in future as the Police Academy at Rove undergoes major renovations.

Solomons to Celebrate Children's Day

The young generation of Solomon Islands looks forward to celebrating 'Children's Day' this Thursday.

Govt Delegation Returns from Vanuatu

A government delegation has returned from a week-long visit to Vanuatu.

RAMSI Holds Talks with Malu'u Community

RAMSI Assistant Special Coordinator, Mataiasi Lomaloma, has held talks with chiefs, leaders and the community in Manakwai Village, North Malaita.

New Govt Promises to Repatriate Moti

Attorney General, Julian Moti, will be repatriated to Australia if a new government comes into power.

Solomons Citizens Call for Government Stability

The recent mass resignation of government ministers and backbenchers has created confusion among the general public.

PM Seeks Legal Advise Against National Express

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare is seeking legal advise on the front-page article of the National Express Newspaper today titled 'THE PM'S MILLION DOLLAR ESTATE" for possible legal action.

Commissioner Khan on Abuse of Govt Vehicles

The Commissioner of Police has tasked Kukum Traffic to look out for unauthorised and after hours use of government vehicles.

Time for Women to Take the Lead

Women can play a greater role in the leadership of the nation if they have the support of the community, RAMSI Special Coordinator, Tim George said this week.

SI, PNG Formalize Honiara to Nadi Service

Solomon Islands government signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Papua New Guinea government in Honiara last Friday night formalizing the newly introduced twice a week Air Niugini service from Honiara to Nadi, Fiji.

Women Need to Overcome Traditional Barriers: George

RAMSI is supporting women to overcome traditional and development barriers and take on leadership roles in other areas of society and the workforce.

Strategy for Advancing Women in Gov't Launched

Women's leadership and participation in formal public and political spheres plays an important role in promoting good governance.

ICSSI Upholds Decision to Sack Koraua

The Investment Corporation of Solomon Islands Board terminated the recently appointed Financial Controller of Solomon Airlines, Bouro Koraua, for breaching Civil Aviation Safety regulations.

Our Telekom Makes Donation to Family Support Centre

Our Telekom on Thursday 8th November donated $2,000 to Family Support Centre, (FSC) towards their Annual 16 Days of Activism Campaign against gender violence scheduled for 25th November to 10th December, 2007.

PM Satisfied with Progress at Gold Ridge

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare yesterday stated that he is satisfied with the progress of the Gold Ridge Mining project in Central Guadalcanal.

Western Province Supports Current Airline Board

The Western Provincial Government's Executive has rendered its total support to the present board of the Solomon Airlines.

Solomon Airlines Flight Operations Back to Normal

Flight operations back to normal, effective as of this afternoon.

Priests Attacked Near Mt Austin

Police are investigating a shocking attack on two members of the clergy as they were walking in the Mt Austin area.

Our Telekom Helps Disabled Peoples' Association

Our Telekom on Thursday donated $2000 to the Disabled People's Association of Solomon Islands, (DPASI) towards its upcoming events in Honiara.

Taiwanese Fishing Vessel Robbed

Police are investigating the robbery of a Taiwanese fishing vessel that was anchored near Point Cruz late Tuesday night.

SINTA Gives Govt Notice to Respond

The Solomon Islands National Teachers Association has put a 14 days notice for the Solomon Islands Government to act upon the letters of honor that SINTA had sent.

Constituency Development Officers to Link Rural

Newly recruited Constituency Development Officers attend their first meeting with their Minister, Clement Kengava.

MOU Connects SIPF and Save the Children.

A Memorandum of Understanding signed will enable partnership between Solomon Islands Police Force and Save the Children.

Solomon Airlines Suspends Flight Operations

Solomon Airlines Flight Operations will be suspended temporarily until further notice.

Tourism Workshop in Isabel

A weekend-long Tourism Workshop was held in Buala in Isabel from October 29 to November 2.

Visitors Bureau Embarks on PR Campaign

The Solomon Islands Visitors Bureau has enlisted Australian public relations firm, Five Star PR, to run the Bureau's public relations campaign in Australia.

Alcohol Consumption on the Rise: Commissioner of Police

Police have noted an increase in the number of people consuming alcohol in the city late into the night and, in some cases, to the next day.

Police Commissioner Follows Up Corruption Claims

Any allegations of corruption within the police will be thoroughly investigated, states Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Jahir Khan.

Memo Orders Grounding of Airlines Domestic Flights

A memo has ordered the grounding of all Solomon Airlines domestic flights.

GG Visits Solomon Islands College

The Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, yesterday visited the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education (SICHE).

West Honiara Annual Games for Youths

A "West Honiara Annual Games" kicks off over the weekend.

Solomons Youth Representative to Uganda

A Commonwealth Youth Forum will be held on the 14th to 21st of November 2007 at Entebbe, Uganda.

Sex Crime Investigators Course

The Director of National Investigation, Mr. Peter Aoraunisaka, opened the Solomon Islands Police Force Sexual Crimes Workshop yesterday.

Public Service Team Hold Talks in Auki

A team from the Ministry of Public Service held a two-day awareness and consultation talks in Auki last week with various cadres and Senior Public Servants posted within the Malaita Provincial Government.

Ministers' Wives Receive Donation from Taiwan

The delegation of Solomon Islands Ministers' wives led by Madame Emmy Sogavare currently visiting Taiwan, received a donation of US$5,000.00 towards its charity mission in Solomon Islands.

PM should Appear before Commission of Inquiry: Tuhanuku

"The Prime Minister should be summoned by the Commission of Inquiry to give evidence," the Chief Executive Officer of Transparency Solomon Islands, Joses Tuhanuku, said.

Survey to Monitor Govt's Commitment to Education

The Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE) has launched the 'Education Experience Survey'.

Pink Ribbon Day a Success

RAMSI is pleased to announce it has raised $165,000 for the Pink Ribbon Charity drive, the Commander of the Participating Police Force (CPPF), Denis McDermott, said today.

RAMSI Investigating Incident in Malu'u

RAMSI's military contingent is conducting an investigation into events last week involving a platoon of Tongan soldiers on patrol in North Malaita.