Economy Archive July 2010

"Black Market" Operation Conducted

Police in Buala last week, conducted an operation targeting illegal liquor outlets in various districts of Isabel Province.

Buala Beefs up Security

As we draw nearer to August Fourth, security has been beefed up for the whole of Solomon Islands.
The scheme will help to provide services to the remote parts of the Solomon Islands.

Franchise Shipping Scheme to Assist Solomons

Five franchise routes have been awarded to three ship operators, allowing the first scheduled voyages of ships to remote areas of Solomon Islands, under the Domestic Maritime Support Project.

Authorities Issues Warning on Weather

The Solomon Islands has been experiencing inconsistent weather patterns in the recent weeks.

Medical Team Visits Solomon Islands

Australia's High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Mr Frank Ingruber, yesterday, met with the visiting Australian surgical team at the National Referral Hospital.

Forum Help to Advocate for Women in Politics

Promoting women into leadership does not mean women are taking over men's role.

Moti Trial to Begin Next Year

The Solomon Islands Former attorney-general Julian Moti is likely stand trial on child sex charges next year

New Stamps Released as Promotion

The Solomon Islands Postal Corporation in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock,(MAL) Solomon Islands Government has released a set of four postal stamps.

Public Service Commission Discards Newspaper Story

The Office of the Public Service Commission has rejected a newspaper story that has suggested an extension to the contract of Government Permanent Secretaries for another six months.
"Close consultation and cooperation between RAMSI, the Solomon Islands people and Government has laid a strong foundation," says Mr. Wilson.

RAMSI and Government Partnership in Good Shape

The partnership between RAMSI and the Solomon Islands is in good shape after seven years of working together to rebuild the nation.
To replace Mr. Hemmer, Mr. Carson Korowa, had been appointed by the Board to act as the General Manager of SPOL.

Hemmer Sacked as Managing Director

The SPOL (South Pacific Oil Limited) Board Chairman, Mr. Joses Tuhanuku has announced the sacking of SPOL's Managing Director, Mr. Mike Hemmer, after his Board met yesterday to decide on Mr. Hemmer's future with the company.

SIG Needs To Do More: ADB

The Asian Development Bank says there's need for the Solomon Islands Government to take immediate action to boost sustainable economic growth.
Mike Hemmer, with minority shareholdings of SPO, was engaged to manage SPO as part of an agreement entered into by his company GRP & Associates and the Solomon Islands National Provident Fund.

SPO Board to Decide on Hemmer's Fate

The fate of the Managing Director of South Pacific Oil (SPO), Mike Hemmer, will be decided today by the SPO Board of Directors.
He added that Solomon Islands could also learn from Fiji as a regional country with a well developed tourism industry.

Sikua Opens Fiji Mission

Care-taker Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua has officially opened the Solomon Islands Mission to Fiji with the unveiling of a plaque, in Suva, yesterday morning.

Delayed Action on Climate Change will increase Cost: Beck

The Pacific Small Island Developing States has met at a briefing with the UN Secretary General's Advisory Group on Climate Change Finance.

PM Congratulates Rennell Bellona Province on Second Appointed Day

Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua and the National Government of Solomon Islands have congratulated Rennell Bellona Province and its people on the occasion marking the Province's Second Appointed Day.

Search on for 8 Year Old Boy

Police are appealing to the public for information on an eight year old boy who has been missing since Monday afternoon from the Fishing Village area in East Honiara.
High visibility patrols are currently being carried out across Honiara.

Police Boost Security Preparations Ahead of Elections

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) with the support of the RAMSI Participating Police Force (PPF) and RAMSI Military has already commenced security preparations ahead of the National General Election which will be held on 4 August 2010.
The highlights on the occasion were the Warriors welcome performed by the community's men and the community's Children singing the two National Anthems of Solomon Islands and Australia.

SI Independence Celebrated in Adelaide, South Australia

The Solomon Islands Community in Adelaide, South Australia, has celebrated the Solomon Islands 32nd Independence Day on the 10th July, 2010.

We Have Addressed Bona Fide Demands: PM

Prime Minister Dr Derek Sikua says the Coalition for National Unity and Rural Advancement Government has delivered its pledge to address the bona fide demands of Guadalcanal Province during its term in power.

Candidates Position on Ballot Paper Decided

The position of candidates on the ballot paper for the National General Election has been drawn by Returning Officers across the country yesterday.

Allied Secures AU$35M IFC Loan for Solomon Islands Gold Mine

Gold developer Allied Gold has signed a AU$35 million loan agreement with the International Finance Corporation to underpin the AU$150 million redevelopment of its Gold Ridge mine, in the Solomon Islands.

Special Coordinator visits Tonga and Samoa

RAMSI's Special Coordinator has paid tribute to the hundreds of Tongans and Samoans who have helped rebuild Solomon Islands since the Regional Assistance Mission was first deployed in 2003.
Mrs Clinton said that such an important occasion is an opportunity not only to celebrate ones history but also "to reaffirm the ties between our two nations."

Clinton Congratulates Solomon Islands

Hillary Clinton, the Secretary of State of the United States of America, has congratulated the Solomon Islands on its Independence Day.
Mr Makabo said that NPF would be willing to participate in an important investment for the country which would provide much needed revenue and employment.

NPF Stands Ready to Assist Soltai

The Chief Executive Officer of the National Provident Fund, Tony Makabo says the Fund is ready to inject $100 million into the premier fishing and processing company in the country, Soltai.

Democratic Party Plans to Establish National University

The Solomon Islands Democratic Party plans to establish a national university at Fote in the central district of Malaita Province.

Awakening the Nation Officially Opened

The third international Christian gathering of 'Awakening the Nation' officially opened yesterday afternoon in Honiara.

Eight Years Imprisonment for Traditional Healer

A man who claimed to be a traditional healer was imprisoned for eight years after pleading guilty to four counts of rape.

NPF Earns Millions

The National Provident Fund earned more than 72 million dollars in the financial year which ended 30th June 2010.
Solomon Islands, as a member of the Council of Pacific Arts and Culture was duly given a host status for the 11th FOPA 2012 at the 9th Festival held in Palau in 2004.

Fono Launches 11th Festival of Pacific Arts

Deputy Prime Minister Fred Fono has officially launched the Festival of Pacific Arts in Honiara last night.

Local Employment the Big Winner in Solomon Islands Police Housing Construction Project

Employment in the Solomon Islands construction industry will be given a strong boost with the announcement of the successful tender for the construction of 84 new houses for the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force.
The NPF has made large investments in the property market in Honiara, and most recently established South Pacific Oil having bought the company from Shell.

NPF Pays Out 5% in Dividends

The National Provident Fund, NPF, has declared a dividend of five percent to its members.