Economy Archive December 2013

New Caledonia Returns Solomon Islands Red Feather Money

The Museum of New Caledonia (MNC) and Solomon Islands National Museum (SINM) are participating in a cultural exchange - the return of the traditional red feather money (te vau). Red feather money is considered a national treasure by the people of the Solomon Islands.
The awardees together with the Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop.

Sixty Nationals Awarded Australian Scholarship

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has congratulated 60 Solomon Islanders who will receive Australia Awards scholarships to study at Australian or regional universities next year.
Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop together with the Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Gordon Darcy Lilo.

Australia Commits to Preventing Family Violence

Australia’s Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop yesterday announced that Australia will provide an additional A$5 million for the Prevention of Family Violence Program to help prevent incidents of family violence in Solomon Islands.

Airport Closes Indefinitely

Malaita Province's Gwaunaru’u airport is currently being closed indefinitely after landowners claim that their Memorandum of Understanding with the Government was breached.
Marijuana is the most common illicit drug used in the Solomon Islands.

Marijuana Plantation Worth SBD$14 Million Raided

The Royal Solomon Islands Police and the Participating Police force have raided several hectares of Marijuana plants with a combined street value of SBD$14 million dollars.