Economy Archive September 2018

Police to Conduct Live Demolition of Bombs

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team will conduct a live demolition of bombs at Hells Point, in the Alligator Creek East of Honiara on Friday 28 September 2018.

New Diplomatic Ties Established

Solomon Islands and Saint Lucia have formally established diplomatic relations in New York this week.

Tropical Disturbance Turns into Cyclone

A tropical storm near Solomon Islands has intensified into a cyclone - the first of the season for the South Pacific.

New Investment Opportunities Highlighted

Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Houenipwela says Solomon Islands is opening its doors to increase investment opportunities.

Crocodile Tourism A Possible Solution

Locals and experts say crocodiles are becoming a dangerous menace in Solomon Islands and are worried about a growing number of fatal attacks, but authorities are currently limited in their ability to cull the reptiles.

Police Attends to Another Bomb Report

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Team of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) will be conducting a Render Safe Procedure (RSP) in the Stream Valley residential area at Tasahe B in West Honiara between 8:00am to 11:00am (Maximum) today Friday 21 September 2018.

Armed Robbery in Shortlands

Police in Solomon Islands are investigating an armed robbery at a logging camp in the Shortland Islands believed to have been carried out by Bougainvilleans from across the border.

Juvenile Arrested for Alleged Rape in Central Province

Police in Central Province, Solomon Islands, have arrested a 15-year-old juvenile on an allegation of rape that occurred on 11 September 2018 at the Bona settlement area near Burungia Village, Small Gela.

Earthquake Strikes Off Gizo

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake struck Gizo, the Western Province of Solomon Islands just before midnight on 18th September.

Government Reaffirms Support at Business Forum

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Houenipwela has reaffirmed his Government’s support towards two key economic infrastructures in the country.

Government Praises Chamber of Commerce

A couple of years ago policy engagement and dialogue between the Solomon Islands Government and the private sector through the Solomon Islands Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) was ad-hoc and informal.

National University Launches Post-Graduate Programme

The Solomon Islands National University yesterday witnessed another milestone through the launch of its newly established Post-Graduate Certificate in Health Leadership and Management program.

Drink Driving Results in Fatality

In Honiara, Solomon Islands, a 15-year-old female died as a result of a car collision at the Honiara City Council (HCC) roundabout opposite the Solomon Water office over the weekend.

The Only Way I know

As unique as the cultures of Solomon Islands, so is the unique cultural handicraft made locally by Solomon Islanders especially that of Hellen Watena, from Auki, Malaita Province.

Betikama Adventist Shares Gospel Through Mission

Betikama Adventist College in Honiara, Solomon Islands, is taking the gospel commission seriously. As a Top National Senior Secondary College, the school attracts students from across that South Pacific nation.

Gendered Effects of Corporate Logging

Sicolastika Okapisi cried as she watched machines raze the mangroves near her village of Mararo, Solomon Islands to the ground.

Through Hardship I Have Learnt to Be Independent

“I lost my husband many years ago and I felt bad having to depend on relatives to assist me and my children, they also have a lot of their own problems to deal with.”

Commonwealth Acknowledges Solomon Government's Achievements

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Ms. Patricia Scotland has acknowledged Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Houenipwela and his Government’s policy shift to place more emphasis on youth development.

MOU on Labor Mobility Signed

Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Rick Houenipwela has signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Pacific Labour Mobility Scheme with the Australian Government at the margins of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) in Nauru this week.