Economy Archive April 2018

Solomon Islands Tourism Industry Mourns Tragic Loss of SIVB Officer

The close-knit Solomon Islands tourism community is in shock following the tragic death yesterday of Solomon Islands Visitor Bureau (SIVB) marketing officer, Stella Lucas.
The World Bank, acting as administrator of funds from the Japan Social Development Fund, today signed a grant agreement with the Solomon Islands Government for a USD 2.8 million, Community Benefit Sharing Pilot Project.

Solomon Islands Sign Agreement worth USD$2.8M with World Bank

World Bank and Solomon Islands government sign agreement worth USD 2.8 M.
While in London, the Prime Minister will also hold bilateral meetings with some of the Commonwealth leaders and will also attend Her Majesty The Queen’s Opening of CHOGM 2018 at the Buckingham Palace.

Prime Minister Meets Prince Charles

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon.Rick Hou has met with the Prince of Wales and the apparent heir to the British throne Prince Charles at the Clarence House, Sir James Palace yesterday.
Dash 8 Forced to Turn Back After Mechanical Issues

Dash 8 Forced to Turn Back After Mechanical Issues

Solomon Airlines Dash 8 was forced to return to Honiara from Lata after encountering mechanical issues.
Elsie holding her 4 months-old daughter Elmah who has had diarrhoea for several days and waits to be attended by Doctors at Honiara Central Referral Hospital.

Solomons gets More Support on Children's Health

Yesterday, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) signed a NZ$7 million agreement to support the prevention and reduction of newborn mortality in Kiribati, the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
Tema Wickham is a Provincial Officer with UNDP Solomon Islands, working on a project to improve the resilience of fresh water resources.

Sharing an Insight on Climate Change

An archipelago of over 990 small islands, covering around 27,000 square kilometres, the Solomon Islands boasts rich cultural diversity and an array of terrain, species and natural resources.
The three local police officers are now certified to  maintain and repair all Glock firearms in the RSIPF possession.

Local Officers Certified in Arms Management

Three Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) members working in the National Response Department within the Force have received certificates as qualified armorers.
His Excellency Roderick Brazier, Australian High Commissioner, Hon. Rick Houenipwela, Prime Minister of Solomon Islands and Deputy Secretary Penny Williams, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Findings From Undersea Cable Study Presented

A high-level delegation from the Australian Government is in Honiara this week to present thefindings of a scoping study into a new undersea cable from Australia to Solomon Islands.
Solomon Islands, as a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) and Least Developed Country (LDC), requires up-scaled and targeted financial resources to be able to effectively respond to the adverse effects of climate change and disasters.

Solomon Islands Climate Change and Disaster Risk Finance Assessment Report Released

Climate change and disaster risk management are issues of high priority to the Solomon Islands Government, given the current and future impacts expected, and the associated risks posed to natural ecosystems such as coastal and marine environments, fisheries, agriculture, water resources, health, biodiversity, infrastructure and industry.