Economy Archive January 2018

Vocus Selected to Scope Undersea Cable for Solomon Islands and PNG

Vocus Selected to Scope Undersea Cable for Solomon Islands and PNG

Australia's federal government has selected Vocus to conduct the initial stages of the new undersea cable project in the South Pacific that will connect the Solomon Islands and Papua New Guinea with Australia.
CBSI Issues Gold Coin Note

CBSI Issues Gold Coin Note

The Central Bank of the Solomon Islands (CBSI) is pleased to announce the availability of the world’s first-ever legal tender gold coin note.
There are no reports of victims or damages caused by the earthquake. No tsunami alert has been declared.

5.3 Magnitude Tremor Recorded Near Auki Town

The US Geological Survey has reported an earthquake near Auki in the Solomon Islands, no tsunami alert has been declared.
Islands fringed with coral reefs in New Georgia, in the Western Province of the Solomon.

Munda International Airport Set to Open in mid 2018

Munda airport in the Solomon Islands is set to open to international traffic during the second quarter of 2018 following a lengthy reconstruction period, the New Zealand High Commissioner to the Solomon Islands, Don Higgins, has told Radio New Zealand.