Economy Archive August 2010

Prime Minister Philip acknowledged the visit - describing it as a symbol of close relations between our two countries and peoples.

PM Philip Hails New Zealand's Assistance Programs

Prime Minister Danny Philip has hailed New Zealand for its ongoing cooperation and assistance programs to Solomon Islands.

Tonga Declines Government's Request

Tongan authorities will conduct their own investigations into the recent shooting and death of a former police officer from Guadalcanal Province, according to laws of the Kingdom of Tonga.
Already, with just minutes before the launch, a large crowd has gathered outside their Point Cruz sales office.

Bemobile Launches Today

With the tagline "Mifala lo hia nao", telecommunication operator Bemobile has officially announced the launch of its new network in the country.

Tonga Still to Respond to Government Request

Tonga has so far not responded to Solomons' requests to waive immunity for the soldiers although Fonokalafi and Tongan solicitor general 'Aminiasi Kefu flew to Honiara last week to meet with Solomon's attorney general Gabriel Suri.

UN Secretary General Praises Peaceful Elections

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has commended Solomon Islands for holding successful parliamentary elections.
"I hope we will work on helping our stakeholders to combat it, simply by providing awareness to it," said the current Miss Solomon Islands, Rabobo Toma.

Miss Solomons and Hammerheads RC Help Combat Domestic Violence

On Tuesday the 31st of August, 2010, the current Miss Solomon Islands 2009, Rabobo Toma, in collaboration with the Henderson Hammerheads Rugby Club will host a Trivia Night at the King Solomons Bamboo Bar.

PM Pays Tribute to Mother

The country's newly elected Prime Minister paid a moving tribute to his mother, who suffers from polio and is bed-ridden in their home village of Lokuru on Rendova Island.
Mr Laore was 46, from Nuhu village and is survived by a wife and three children.

Funeral Arrangements for Late Laore

The funeral arrangements for the Late Steve Laore are being taken care of by a committee which usually organizes funeral arrangements for MPs and senior government officers.

No Suspicious Circumstances Surrounding MP's Death

The Police Commissioner says there were no suspicious circumstances involved in the death of the MP for Shortlands, Steve Laore, at the Pacific Casino Hotel on Wednesday night.
Newly elected Prime Minister Hon Danny Philip.

PM Philip Pleased With Peaceful Behavior

Newly elected Prime Minister Hon Danny Philip is pleased with the peaceful public behavior during his election yesterday.

Liquor Ban Enforced on PM's Election Day

Police request for a ban on the sale of alcohol during the Prime Minister's Election period has been approved by the responsible authorities.
The RSIPF is the lead agency in this joint operation and will be closely supported by the RAMSI Participating Police Force and Military personnel.

Police Beef Up Security Operations

As the election of the country's Prime Minister nears, and with memories of the 2006 Prime Ministerial election still fresh, police have taken extra measures to beef up their presence in and around Honiara.

Attorney General Waits on Tongan Government

The Attorney General says he expects to get a response from the government of Tonga by Tuesday this week on whether they agree to wave immunity to two of its soldiers serving with RAMSI.

Police Commissioner Meets Tongan Officials

The Police Commissioner says he is pleased to have met with two Tongan senior officials who arrived after a shooting incident which resulted in the death of a man at Titinge in Honiara.

RSIPF Titinge Investigation Update

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force investigation into the incident that occurred at Titinge on 12 August 2010 is progressing well with a dedicated team of detectives investigating the incident.

Titinge Shooting Investigations Going Well: Marshall

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Commissioner Peter Marshall says he is satisfied with the progress of the investigations into the rock throwing and shooting incident at Titinge last week in which a man in his late thirties died.
The Tongan Solicitor General is expected to brief Mr Suri and formally deliver the Tongan Government's decision when they meet.

AG Meets Tongan Counterpart over Titinge Shooting

The Solomon Islands Attorney General, Gabriel Suri, says he is yet to receive a response from the Tongan Government on two requests he made through his Tongan counterpart following last week's incident.
RAMSI Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson.

RAMSI Presents Chupu to Titinge Village

RAMSI Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson, presented traditional gifts or chupu, to the family and community of the Solomon Islands man who died in an incident involving RAMSI security forces, on Thursday 12 August.

Relatives of Deceased Want Compensation

Family of the late Harry Lolongo who had been gun down by RAMSI personnel on Thursday morning will be looking into possible demands that will be submitted to RAMSI after the funeral.

RAMSI Offers Condolences over Fatal Shooting

RAMSI Special Coordinator, Graeme Wilson, today expressed his deepest regret at the tragic death of a Solomon Islands man in a fatal shooting by RAMSI security forces on the outskirts of Honiara yesterday.
Police are also investigating an injury sustained by another male who is in a stable condition and being treated in the National Referral Hospital.

RSIPF Investigate Titinge Fatality

Police attended at an incident in the early hours of yesterday morning at the location of Titinge Village where there were reports of a disturbance between two parties.

Death at Titinge Ridge

The Royal Solomon Island Police Force has confirmed that there has been one death as a result of an incident at Titinge in the early hours of this morning.
A driver fortunately escaped serious injury after the vehicle he was driving, caught fire while he was driving through China Town.

Lucky Escape for Driver

Police are urging public drivers to take more precautions to help prevent accidents, after a car was in flamed at China Town area yesterday afternoon.
The projects approximately cost US$10.5 million including design and supervision costs.

Japanese Funded Projects in Malaita Set to Begin

The long-awaited multimillion dollar Auki wharf and market project funded by the Japanese Government will begin at the end of this month, a top government official announced on Sunday.

Lawyer May Loose License

Honiara Lawyer Charles Ashley may loose his legal licence after being referred to a disciplinary committee by the Solomon Islands Honourable Chief Justice.

Police Participate in Joint Agency Integrity Symposium

Several members of the Royal Solomon Island Police Force (RSIPF) with investigators from various government agencies participated in a joint Integrity symposium, held at Kitano Mendana Hotel last week.