Economy Archive May 2015

UPR Consultation Concluded

A national consultation meeting for the Solomon Islands Government Ministries on the second cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) write up has been concluded.

Preparations on Track for MSG Summit

Preparations for the upcoming 20th Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit in Honiara, Solomon Islands is well underway.

Cleaner Shorelines Aimed for Environment Day

A major beach clean up along the Honiara shoreline will kick off celebrations to mark this year’s World Environment Day in Solomon Islands.
The quake hit at a depth of 19 kilometres), about 184 kilometres from Lata and 487 kilometres from the capital Honiara.

No Tsunami Warning After Strong Quake

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck off the Solomon Islands this morning, but no tsunami warning was issued and no major damage was expected.
The Minister (c) highlighted key fundamental health challenges that Solomon Islands face in its national health system, which include the double burden of diseases for both communicable and non-communicable diseases and the impact of climate change on health and environment.

Tautai Addresses Health Assembly

The Solomon Islands Minister for Health and Medical Services, Hon. Dr Kaitu’u Tautai Angikimua, has addressed the 68th World Health Assembly, with a theme ‘Building Resilient Health Systems’, which took place in Geneva from 18-26 May 2015.

Government Approves Bauxite Export

The Government this week has announced a Cabinet approval to allow a limited shipment of stockpiled bauxite extracted from a pit on Rennell Island operated by PT Mega Bingtang Borneo Company.
Under the new Ports charges, ships berthing at the Point Cruz are now charged at Gross Cargo Tonnages and not according to their lengths.

Government Approves New Ports Charges

The Solomon Islands Minister of Finance and Treasury, Hon. Snyder Rini has approved a new levy of rates and dues for the Solomon Islands Ports Authority.

Sogavare Urges Landowners to Avail Land

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare says the availability of more lands and environment allows for tourism exploration to develop Solomon Islands.
“Our collective effort to develop this very sustainable sector is crucial and the new national tourism strategy manifests the cooperation we all must promote to realise our economic goals,”

Culture Highlighted as Unique Tourism Product

The Solomon Islands Minister for Culture and Tourism Bartholomew Parapolo says the country’s diverse and unique cultures is an important tourist attraction that must be harnessed in the country’s development agenda.
Water tanks to St. Joseph's Tenaru school are one of the many examples of Australia's Direct Aid Program.

Solomons Remain Priority in Australian Budget

Solomon Islands will remain the third largest recipient of Australian aid globally according to the Australian Government 2015-16 Budget, delivered this week.

Bauxite Company Given Notice

A second Bauxite Mining company operating on Rennell Island in Solomon Islands was given a 14 days’ notice to respond to the government or face cancellation of its mining lease for failure to meet conditions.
Collecting empty Bomb Shells on Guadalcanal. Thousands of UXO’s littered parts of Solomon Islands after WWII.

Fresh Look at WW2 Legacy

Today, the Solomon Islands National Museum is hosting an exhibition of 'World War 2 bombs in the Solomon Islands' at the National Art Gallery in Honiara starting on May 14.