Economy Archive December 2019

Police Search for Missing Crewmember

Police Search for Missing Crewmember

Officers of the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) in Taro, Choiseul Province are currently are enquiring into the missing crewmember of the Landing Craft (LC) FORESEN on 28 November 2019.
Women's Leadership Makes a Difference Everyday

Women's Leadership Makes a Difference Everyday

The contribution of women and girls, particularly those living with HIV, is indispensable in the HIV response at the community level.
No ritzy, instagrammable resorts to be found here, the Solomon Islands is truly one of the world’s purest adventures.

Discovering Solomon Islands

Beyond the trending destinations lies untouched, hidden wonders just waiting to be discovered – and the Solomon Islands is one of them.
Forty years ago, 12 Pacific leaders met in the Solomon Islands under the chairmanship of the Rt Hon Peter Kenilorea (C) and adopted and opened for signature the Convention to formally establish the agency that today is known as the Pacific Islands Forum Fisheries Agency (FFA).

Forty Years of Fisheries Vision

“We remind ourselves that FFA members were the founding members for the Tuna Commission and since the beginning, even during the days of the negotiations for the Convention [to establish the Commission] we have been driven by the exceptional vision, forty years ago on why we do this.” Dr Manu Tupou-Roosen, Director General, Forum Fisheries Agency.

UK Based Company Builds Interest In Solomon Islands Nickel Prospect

UK based resources investor Gunsynd PLC has bought a small stake in a company which owns a nickel prospect in the Solomon Islands.
Korean traditional fermented appetizer kimchi cabbage and radish salad, fish snack served in glass jars.

What it Takes to be a Foodie in 2020

The word foodie is one of the most overused and misunderstood terms in urban lingo.
SICCI Delivers Successful Business Excellence Awards 2019

SICCI Delivers Successful Business Excellence Awards 2019

The 2019 edition of Solomon Islands’ leading business event, the Business Excellence Awards (BEA) was yet another success.
Some of the women from the Graduation this week at the Heritage Park Hotel.

Waka Mere Celebrates Graduation

Waka Mere Commitment to Action Program initiative has congratulated women participants who graduated with certificate IV in Leadership and Management during a ceremony at the Heritage Hotel in Honiara on 4 November 2019.
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.

Dental Clinic Receives Rotary Support

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 sterilizing room in its capital Honiara.
Where villagers grew crops on Kale Island, planted coconut trees and built homes on stilts, there are now just rocks on the white, sandy seabed. A whole way of life has been wiped off the face of the Earth.

Rising Seas Doom Islands

Australian scientists described the Solomons as a “sea-level rise hotspot”.
Government Fines Axiom for Alleged Breaches

Government Fines Axiom for Alleged Breaches

Axiom Mining (AVQ) has received fines and demands from the Solomon Islands Government.
While UN75 seeks to drive conversation in all segments of society - from classrooms to boardrooms, parliaments to village halls - it will place special emphasis on those whose voices are too often marginalized or not heard in global affairs.

UN75 Conversation to Begin in Pacific

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has announced that next year’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations will feature a large and inclusive global conversation on the role of global cooperation in building the future we want.
Miss Samoa's costume in the recent Miss Pacific Island contest that sparked social media debate.

Miss Samoa's Traditional Wear Clarified

The designer of the traditional attire worn by Miss Samoa, Fonoifafo Nancy McFarland-Seumanu, when she was crowned Miss Pacific islands has broken his silence over a social media storm surrounding the outfit.

APTC Welcomes New Country Director for Solomon Islands and Kiribati

The Australia Pacific Training Coalition (APTC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Abigail Chang as the new Country Director for Solomon Islands and Kiribati.
The Solomon Islands has one of the highest rates of family and sexual violence (FSV) in the world with 64% of women aged 15–49 have reported physical and/or sexual abuse by a partner.

Analyzing Response Services to Family Violence

In 2016, the Solomon Islands Family Protection Act (FPA) came into force setting out new provisions and stipulations for service responses under the family violence system, including counselling, refuges, medical services, Police Safety Notices (PSNs), Protection Orders, courts, and legal advice.