Economy Archive October 2018

Solomon Islands Commercial Forest Gone by 2036

Solomon Islands Commercial Forest Gone by 2036

Chinese demand for luxury timber is driving logging in the Solomon Islands at an unsustainable rate, and may see them stripped of forest by 2036, according to a new report by Global Witness.
New Book Documents Solomon Islands Women Working in Prison System

New Book Documents Solomon Islands Women Working in Prison System

A new book has just been launched in Solomon Islands documenting the history of women working in the prison system.

Single Women Empowered and Uplifted in the Solomon Islands

Single women and teenage girls were the focus of a special weekend in the Solomon Islands in early October 2018, hosted by Adventist Women’s Ministries in the region.
SISCC Picks XSite Modular for Landing Stations

SISCC Picks XSite Modular for Landing Stations

The Solomon Islands Submarine Cable Company Limited (SISCC) has commissioned four new modular cable landing stations from XSite Modular.

NFD Faces Piracy Challenges

National Fisheries Development (NFD), a wholly-owned subsidiary of firm Tri Marine International in the Solomon Islands, is facing a "huge challenge" related to fish piracy involving local fishermen illegally collecting fish from the fishing boats in open waters, the firm’s managing director Frank Wickham told the Solomon Star News.
The Isabel project is made up of a number of deposits in Isabel Province of Solomon Islands with the key deposits being Kolosori (pictured here) and San Jorge.

Axiom Shares Soars as Supply Deal Nears

Shares in Axiom Mining (ASX:AVQ) skyrocketed on Wednesday after the Australian miner said it was close to deciding on a partner to take nickel ore supplies from its Isabel nickel project, in the Solomon Islands, in exchange for finance.
William Hesketh Lever (1851–1925), one of the founders of Levers Brothers Company.

Foreshore Conclusion: Part 1

This article seeks to discuss some of the key issues regarding land in Honiara, a particular focus will be on Honiara’s foreshore – past land dealings, court decisions and its impact on its protection and development.