Economy Archive February 2012

Survey Shows Strong Support for RAMSI to Remain

Survey Shows Strong Support for RAMSI to Remain

Acting Special Coordinator for RAMSI, Justine Braithwaite has said the 2011 People Survey has revealed that the majority of Solomon Islanders still support RAMSI's presence in the country, after nearly nine years.

Police Arrest Murder Suspect

Police have arrested a man in his 30's in relation to a fatal stabbing incident that occurred at the Point Cruz early yesterday morning.

Scholarships to Study in Australia Open

Scholarships for Solomon Islanders to study in Australia next year are now open.

PM Receives TRC Report

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) has officially handed over its final report to Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo.
Newly appointed Foreign Affairs Minister, Hon. Clay Forau Soalaoi.

New Foreign Affairs Minister Appointed

Temotu-Vatud Member of Parliament Clay Forau Soalaoi has been reshuffled from the Police Ministerial portfolio and has been sworn in as Minister for Foreign Affairs and External Trade.
An expected 3000 participants from 27 countries are expected to converge into Honiara to share, celebrate and showcase the unique arts and cultures of the pacific from July 1-14 this year.

Festival Work Will Not Stop

A threat seeking legal injunction to stop all Festival of Pacific Arts preparatory work is not in the interest of the nation.
The Australian team during a visit to Solomon Islands last week.

Australian Trade Mission Visit Solomons

An Australian Trade Mission conducted a recent visit to Solomon Islands last week to explore potential trade and investment opportunities in the country.
The picturesque East Rennell, also hosts Lake Tegano, a World heritage site listing.

Logging Concern Over Rennell Island

Villagers and environmentalists have expressed concern over reports a second company is planning on establishing a logging operation on Rennell Island in Solomon Islands.
PM Appoints New Police Commissioner

PM Appoints New Police Commissioner

Prime Minister Gordon Darcy Lilo has officially appointed a new Police Commissioner, ending months of speculation.
Solomon Islands Farewells First GG

Solomon Islands Farewells First GG

The Solomon Island's first Governor General, Sir Baddeley Devesi, was honored with a State funeral today in Honiara.

Seven-goal romp for unbeaten Auckland City

Auckland City piled in the goals against Koloale to stay unbeaten in this season's O-League.

Solomon Gold Acquires New Exploration Properties

Solomon Gold has acquired three new early stage exploration properties in the Solomon Islands.
The centre is now dilapidated and as a result is unable to provide even basic health care.

Australian Doctors Plan Rural Hospital

A group of dedicated doctors from Australia have come together to plan, fund, and build a community health project in the Solomon Islands.
Sir Baddeley Devesi, being  sworn in as Governor General on Independence Day, July 7, 1978.

Senior Statesman Passes Away

Solomon Islands first Governor General, Sir Baddeley Devesi, has passed away.
World War 2 relics on Guadalcanal, a significant period in the region's military history.

Magnificent Military History in the Solomons

Take a trip to the Solomon Islands during the Australian winter this year with First Footprints, and experience an island nation rich in World War II history, alongside some of the most pristine diving and natural scenery over 992 islands.
Demonstration of the use of a pepper spray a non-lethal force weapon.

Trained Police Officers to Use Approved Weapons

The Acting Police Commissioner, Walter Kola, says only trained officers will use newly approved weapons.
Mr Rarawa says that the Solomon Islands as a commodity exporter will be greatly affected should the crises spread into Asia.

Europe Downturn May Affect Solomons: Rarawa

The Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands, Denton Rarawa, is warning events from outside could spell trouble for the Solomon Islands economy, this year.

6.5 Earthquake Hits Solomons

A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook the Solomon Islands late yesterday afternoon, but there was no threat of a widespread destructive tsunami and no reports of damage, US seismologists said.

Prices of Local Produce Hikes

Prices of local produce has jumped by as much as 200% in less than two months.
Pod borer in cocoa pods causes it to ripen unevenly.

Cocoa Bug Threatens Industry

A Specialist Entomologists is currently in the country to determine whether the cocoa pod borer has established itself on the islands.
Cyril is the second cyclone to form in the South Pacific in 24 hours.

Two Cyclones Growing in the Region

It's not over yet, that's the warning issued by the Solomon Islands meteorological office (MET) this morning.

Betel Nut Banned in Honiara Town

The selling of Betel nut with Honiara Town has now been banned by the Honiara City Council (HTC), effective from Friday last week.

Making Cane Baskets for a Living

In the streets of Honiara, selling of cultural items to make ends meet is a common sight.
"We are not ready," she said. "This killer disease has the potential to wipe out a whole generation, the threat is very real."

HIV/AIDS Scare!

Solomon Islands have experienced a near doubling of confimred HIV/AIDS cases, in the last two years alone it has recorded 12.

MET Issues Tropical Disturbance Watch

The Solomon Islands meteorological (MET) service has issued a tropical disturbance watch this morning.
Workers Leave Out of Fear

Workers Leave Out of Fear

The Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil limited (GPPOL) has confirmed that it's had to send many of its workers back to their home province following a violent incident with locals.