Economy Archive November 2019

Mbulo Caves in Mbulo Island has a series of caves cut into the reef around the island. This dive is all about the light; swimming in and out of caves, finding beams of light to shoot. A green jungle canopy lies above.

A Hidden Diving Destination

The Solomon Islands are a key part to the Coral Triangle and easily rival other Indo-Pacific dive travel destination, with fabulous coral reefs, diverse marine life, and historic World War II wrecks.
The $US33.8 million project includes the construction of a new departure terminal, new taxiway and apron as well as the repair and refurbishment of existing infrastructure and the installation of new flood control mechanisms and lighting.

Contract on Terminal Upgrade Signed

A Japanese corporation has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade Honiara International Airport in Solomon Islands.
Samoa has closed all its schools, banned children from public gatherings and mandated that everybody get vaccinated after declaring an emergency due to a measles outbreak that has so far killed six people

UNICEF's Response to Pacific Measles Outbreak

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Samoa to respond to a measles outbreak in the country.
Solomon Islands director of dental services Dr Ellison Vane, Dr David Goldsmith and Solomon Islands National Referral Hospital medical superintendent Dr John Hue in one of the new dental surgeries at the hospital.

Ballarat-led Rotary Team Donates Dental Equipments

Residents in the Solomon Islands will be smiling a little wider and brighter after a Rotary volunteer dental team led from Ballarat built eight new dental clinics and a sterilising room in its capital Honiara.
Ministry of Health had already embarked on an intense National Supplementary Immunisation activities.

Measles Preparedness by Government

Measles outbreak in neighboring countries has put Solomon Islands at a risk of a measles outbreak as well.
The new Guardian Class Pacific Patrol Boat -RSIPV Gizo.

New Patrol Boat to Benefit People of Solomon Islands

The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) and the people of the country will greatly benefit from the new Australian gifted patrol boat.
Judges Selected for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards

Judges Selected for the 2019 Business Excellence Awards

Members of the Business Excellence Awards (BEA) 2019 judging panel have been selected.
SINPF Develops Innovative IT Solution for youSave Members

SINPF Develops Innovative IT Solution for youSave Members

youSave members can now make deposits into their accounts with Solomon Island National Provident Fund (SINPF) through their mobile phones, using mobile top ups (airtime credit).
EASI Congratulates Dr Forau on New Role as CBSI Governor

EASI Congratulates Dr Forau on New Role as CBSI Governor

"Economic Association of Solomon Islands Congratulates Dr. Luke Forau on his new role as the Governor of the Central Bank of Solomon Islands."
A graveyard of Homes in Walande, malaita Province, Solomon Islands.

Life Alone on a Disappearing Island

Climate change is harsh reality for the Pacific Islands to which Ms. Madeleine Chapman travelled to the Solomon Islands with World Vision to meet the communities whose lives are already being upturned by climate change.
Ruth Maetala (centre) who runs the Waka Mere program with Regina Pokana (L), Sustainability and Quality Manager, GPPOL with another employee at Guadalcanal Plains Palm Oil Limited (GPPOL). GPPOL is one of the Waka Mere participating companies.

The Driving Force Behind Waka Mere

Inspired by the high rates of domestic violence and the need for women’s economic empowerment, Ms. Ruth Maetala, a native of Solomon Islands joined the program in 2016.
Walande Islands in Malaita Province

‘Green Apostles’ recruited for Solomon Islands

Anglican priests working in the Solomon Islands are being recruited to monitor rising sea-levels caused by global warming.
Sogavare Praises Waka Mere Initiative

Sogavare Praises Waka Mere Initiative

The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Hon. Manasseh Sogavare believes the national Government can learn from the Waka Mere model in improving gender equality in leadership roles in the country’s public service.
Arrests Made Over Damaged Properties

Arrests Made Over Damaged Properties

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have arrested four people in relation to an incident of damaging properties in the Henderson area East of Honiara on 3rd November.
Census Commissioner Douglas Kimi appealed to Solomon Islanders to participate in the census "for the good of the nation".

Census Launched in Solomon Islands

The recently launched Solomon Islands census survey will be conducted over the next six weeks until 8 December.
Police Investigates Drugs in Abandoned Dinghy

Police Investigates Drugs in Abandoned Dinghy

A team of investigators from the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) have travelled to Ulawa Island in the Makira Ulawa Province this week following discovery of alleged drugs in a boat.
No Excise Increase Critical to Business Recovery Post 2019 Elections: Solbrew

No Excise Increase Critical to Business Recovery Post 2019 Elections: Solbrew

Solomon Breweries (SolBrew) acknowledges and thanks the Solomon Islands Government (SIG) for not increasing Excise for 2019, stating it was a much-needed respite to allow their business to recover from losses caused by the Election disturbances earlier in the year.
Futsal Kings of Oceania

Futsal Kings of Oceania

Solomon Islands have retained their Oceania crown and secured their place in next year’s FIFA Futsal World Cup in Lithuania by overcoming a brave and determined New Zealand outfit on penalties following a thrilling OFC Futsal Nations Cup final in New Caledonia.