Economy Archive June 2013

The Nicrophorus efferens are a part of six other specimens collected in 1968. But they were unrecognised as well as undescribed species for more than 40 years.

New Beetles Species Found in Solomon Islands

Scientists of University of Alaska Museum discovered a new species of burying beetle from the Solomon Islands archipelago.
She is seen here as the first person to occupy the Cockpit Module of the RAAF F111 (A8-135) Strike Fighter aircraft.

Local Pilot Achieves Good Results

Local girl from Honiara Emma White has recently achieved her first solo in a Cessna 172 and is on her way to graduating from General Flying Progress Test (GFPT).
"It is really exciting," said the 30-year-old. "Local botanists haven't had a chance to examine the plant thoroughly to see if it has any further applications in Chinese medicine."

Taiwan Researcher Discovers New Plant on Solomon Islands

A Taiwanese researcher studying biodiversity on the Solomon Islands said Wednesday that he has found a rare plant in the South Pacific country traditionally used in Chinese medicine.
East Rennell Region in Solomon Islands Placed On UN List of World Heritage in Danger.

Logging Threatens World Heritage Site

The East Rennell area in the Solomon Islands was inscribed today on the United Nations Scientific, Cultural, and Educational Organization’s (UNESCO) list of endangered sites due to logging that is affecting the island’s ecosystem.
“This will be similar to the Noro cannery (in Western Province) but will be bigger and will provide more opportunities and benefits to the local people and economy.”

Dongwon Wants To Build USD 34.3 Million Tuna Project In Solomon’s

Korea’s largest tuna company Dongwon has proposed to build a multi-million dollar tuna cannery and loining plant at Doma, West Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands.
From (L-R)Pacific Printers Sales Representative McPerson Taro, Secretary to Cabinet James Remobatu and Pacific Printer's GM Nathaniel Hebala

Pacific Printers Locks in Major Government Contract

The Government has signed a printing deal with local firm Pacific Printers Limited today.
The late Laurie Crowley with a staff of Solomon Airlines during his recent visit.

Solomon Airlines Pioneer Passes Away at 93

Solomon Airlines has paid tribute to the passing away of Solomon Airlines founder and aviation pioneer Laurie Crowley.
The Solomon Islands has experienced an influx of speculative mining companies in the past year, due largely to relatively steady mineral prices and huge demand originating from China.

Speculative Mining Companies May Wind Up: Ernst & Young

Speculative mining companies, including those operating out of the Solomon Islands, may go under as they struggle to raise capital to continue exploration.
Dr Lester Ross, from the Ministry of Health, said that maximum progress has been witnessed in Isabel.

Big Decline in Malaria Cases

Due to the untiring efforts of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme started by the Ministry of Health, a significant decline in the malaria cases of Solomon Islands has been witnessed.
Australian National University academic Miranda Forsyth, co-convenor of the conference in Canberra, said the belief in sorcery and witchcraft was widespread in countries such as Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.

Research Shows Belief in Witchcraft Growing

Belief in sorcery and witchcraft is on the rise in the Pacific, experts warned Wednesday after a young woman accused of killing a boy with black magic was burnt alive in Papua New Guinea.
The Ministry decided to drop a controversial 200 metre exclusion zone for the sale of tobacco products near schools and restaurants.

Ministry of Health Drops Big Ticket Item in Tobacco Bill

The Ministry of Health has used World No Tobacco Day to launch public consultation for new regulations governing the sale of cigarettes in Solomon Islands.
A major 8.0-magnitude earthquake struck the same area on February 6, triggering a tsunami no less than 1 meter (3.4 feet) high that traveled up to 500 meters (546 yard) inland and destroyed entire villages, killing nine people and injuring 13 others. Nearly 1,000 people were left homeless.

Strong Quake Hits Solomon Islands

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the Solomon Islands on Wednesday afternoon, just few months after a major earthquake struck the same area triggering a tsunami that killed nine people.
This year, the pressure from US, Asian and European fleets for tuna fishing days will be heavy.

Solomon Islands May Close Off Fishing Grounds

Solomon Islands may have to close off fishing grounds as part of a regional effort to control fish stocks within the western and central Pacific basin.
Australian surgeon Darrell Nam in surgery with local medical staff during the Interplast visit to Honiara in 2011.

Reconstructive Surgery Team visits Solomon Islands

An Australian plastic and reconstructive medical team arrives in Honiara this week and will spend two weeks working at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara and Gizo hospital undertaking plastic and reconstructive surgery and training local staff.
Silentworld General Manager, Glenn Bennett says the training is important for all staff in the company.

Corruption Has No Place in the Workplace

Silentworld have just finished intensive training aimed at teaching staff to identify corruption in the workplace.