Economy Archive April 2007

20 year old girl killed in hit and run

Last night at about 6.30pm a 20 year old girl was killed while trying to cross the road at the Prince Phillip Highway in Ranandi.

HIV kills three

Three people infected with the HIV virus have died. Five others, known to have also contracted the virus last year, are under medical observation.

North Vella Constituency villagers want to relocate

The psychological effect of the tsunami is forcing many of the villagers of North Vella La Vella constituency to remain on higher ground.

$720,000 down the drain

With more then five government vehicles damaged since the beginning of the year the Finance Minister has had enough.

Government reduces import duty

Import duties, for certain household items, are expected to go down by a further 10%.

World Vision receives donation

Assitance by the World Vision to the affected areas of the Western and Choiseul Province has been boosted.

Relocation of Simbo villagers discussed.

The government has been urged to consider resettlement of people on low lying islands on Simbo Island.

Church groups to visit tsunami victims

Church groups will take turns to visit victims of the disaster stricken Western and Choiseul provinces.

Malaitans assist in rehabilitation efforts

With strong support from their Premier, concerned Malaitans have formed a committee to raise funds to support tsunami stricken areas of Western and Choiseul Province.

Counselors trained to address HIV/Aids

Counselors have been trained in a bid to help curb the spread of HIV/Aids in Solomon Islands.

Measles immunization given high priority

A campaign is being carried out in the Western and Choiseul provinces to immunize children in light of a possibility of a measles outbreak.

Prime Ministers plea to God

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare made a personal plea to God following news of the devastating quake and tsunami in Western and Choiseul provinces.

Korea donates $SBD 500,000

The Republic of Korea has donated over half a million dollars to assist in the rehabilitation process of Tsunami stricken areas of Western and Choiseul provinces.

Ranongga and Simbo change landscape

The Islands of Ranongga and Simbo now have different landscape after the earthquake and tsunami a fortnight ago.

Final death toll reaches 52

In what could be the final death toll, 52 people have lost their lives in the earthquake and tsunami which devastated Western and Choiseul provinces two weeks ago.

Sogavare begins his tour

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare begins his tour of the Western and Choiseul Provinces to investigate damage from this month's deadly tsunami.

ANZ micro-finance scheme

The ANZ Banking Corporation recently introduced a micro-finance scheme through its mobile banking operation.

Relief supplies flown to disaster areas

Most of the relief supplies stored at the Honiara domestic airport have been sent to Western and Choiseul Province.

PINA news conference 2007

The Pacific Islands News Association 2007 Conference will go ahead as planned in Honiara next month despite the earthquake and tsunami.

Assessment team suggests relocation

An assessment team sent to Western and Choiseul Province has recommended to government that certain villages be relocated.

Major earthquake and tsunami unlikely

The chances of a major earthquake and tsunami in Western and Choiseul Province are slimmer than before and the area now safer.

Prime Minister to tour disaster areas

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare will lead a Government delegation tomorrow on a five-day tour of the disaster stricken areas of Western and Choiseul provinces.

Taiwanese fishing boat rescued

Police patrol boats Lata and Auki and an American Seahawk helicopter carried out rescue operations when the boat ran aground Thursday evening.