Economy Archive March 2018

Solomon Islands Set to Graduate From World's Poorest List

Four countries could soon “graduate” from the ranks of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable nations, a United Nations expert committee announced.

Solomon Islands Cracks the 25,000 International Visitor Mark

A watershed moment for the Solomon Islands tourism industry, the destination has surpassed the 25,000 international visitor mark for the first time since numbers were first recorded in 1990.

U.S.S. Juneau Wreck Discovered in the Solomon Islands

The underwater research vessel R/V Petrel—the ship-hunting craft funded by co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen—added to its astonishing list of recently discovered shipwreck when it detected the final resting spot of the U.S.S. Juneau.

Solomon Islands Customs Collect Record SBD$1 Billion

The Solomon Islands Customs and Excise Division collected more than $1 billion in revenue in 2017 for the first time in history.